FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is Lentin Plus 1000?
LENTIN PLUS 1000 is a 100% rice bran product that has been treated with an extract from a medicinal mushroom via a patented process. LENTIN PLUS 1000 is a natural supplement that human clinical studies have proven to increase more than triple Natural Killer (NK) cell activity and enhance B and T cell function better than any other vitamin, herbal or medicinal mushroom therapies tested. LENTIN PLUS 1000 is also known as MGN-3/BioBran in USA.
2. How does Lentin Plus 1000 work?
The benefits of a high-fiber diet have been known for at least a century in: -
- Improving lipid metabolism
- Improving sugar metabolism (amelioration of diabetes)
- Inhibiting the toxic effects of hazardous substances in food
- Enhancing the body immune system
While the first 3 benefits do not require absorption of the fiber through the intestinal wall, the fourth benefits – immuno-enhancement – most certainly does. LENTIN PLUS 1000, after the patented process has a low enough molecular weight (30,000 to 50,000 units) to pass undigested through the wall of the small intestine and directly into the blood to stimulate the cell responsible for immunity, such as T, B and NK cells. This is a function that most dietary fiber cannot perform due to their huge long-chain polysaccharide molecules.
3. Are there any side effects?
Lentin Plus 1000 does not have any side effects. It is well tolerated, safe and natural.
4. How does it rate against its competitors?
LENTIN PLUS 1000 is actually in a class by itself. It shows AT LEAST double the published Natural Killer (NK) cell efficacy of leading mushroom extracts, vitamin or herbal products that have clinical data. It also has a dramatic impact on B and T cell activity due to its ability to be taken into the blood stream. Also, where other products research cites studies on only animals, LENTIN PLUS 1000 published studies include data from the studies on humans.
5. What are NK cells, T cells and B cells?
NK cells are Natural Killer Cells. They are considered by experts to be the immune system's first line of defense. B Cells produce antibodies and T Cells play a vital role in the effectiveness of the body's immune defenses.
6. How much should I take?
As a supplement, take 1 packet on alternate day after food. For health imbalances, take 3 packets daily after food (1 packet after breakfast, lunch and dinner) for the first 2 to 3 months, then reduced to 1 to 2 packets daily depending on the health condition.
Because LENTIN PLUS 1000 shows a dose response, higher doses increase immune function HIGHER and FASTER. LENTIN PLUS 1000 has been shown to be safe to use for a long period of time, Dr. Ghouneum believes it makes sense for seriously ill individuals to stay on a higher dose longer (until they see a drop in their blood makers, tumor shrinkage, or other sign of clinical improvement).
For children, adjust dosage to reflect patient body’s weight. At the loading dose take 45 mg of LENTIN PLUS 1000 per kilo of patient body’s weight daily, and at the maintenance dose take 15 mg of LENTIN PLUS 1000 per kilo of patient body’s weight.
7. Is there any research or studies?
Yes, there are more than 15 published studies* in scientific journals to support the claim that LENTIN PLUS 1000 is one of the most effective and safe immunomodulator available and the number of studies increases every year.
8. Who can benefit from Lentin Plus 1000?
It can be used successfully as a sole therapy, an adjunct therapy, or as a supplement to prevent disease and maintain good health. Research has focused on patients with cancer, HIV and hepatitis, so anyone with a personal or family history of these diseases should consider using LENTIN PLUS 1000. People in the "high risk" categories should use LENTIN PLUS 1000 as a form of disease prevention, this includes: heavy smokers, heavy drinkers, individuals who constantly work with chemicals (painters/artists, chemists, refinery workers, etc), individuals with immune deficiencies and also those with a personal or family history of cancer.
9. When will I see an effect?
Everyone's system is different, but the studies indicate a noticeable difference in NK cell levels and activity within the first two weeks and continued improvement thereafter.
10. Can Lentin Plus 1000 be combined with other therapies?
Using Lentin Plus 1000 for the treatment of disease is a matter that should be discussed with your doctors. Research shows that because of its method of action and lack of side effects, it will not interfere with most other conventional and alternative therapies. More likely, therapies that depress the immune system will interfere with Lentin Plus 1000. Dr. Ghoneum cautions that because many prescription drugs and alternative therapies have not been researched for their effects on Natural Killer (NK) cell function, he suggests discontinuing any non-essential prescription medications and therapies while using Lentin Plus 1000.
11. How do Lentin Plus 1000's effects compare to the effects on NK cells of other natural supplements?
Natural therapies that have been used in folk medicine for centuries are popular today, but most lack data on use in humans to back their claims. Of all the herbal, vitamin or mushroom therapies that claim to enhance NK cell function, only LENTIN PLUS 1000 has significant data from studies in humans to prove its effect.
12. What is the different between Lentin Plus 1000 and MGN-3?
Lentin Plus 1000 is manufactured and supplied directly by Daiwa Pharmaceutical Co.Ltd., Japan in sachets. The raw materials of MGN-3 are also supplied by Daiwa Pharmaceutical Co.Ltd., Japan.