Birch Polypore Extract - Wholesale
synonyms: Piptoporus betulinus, Polyporus
betulinus, Ungulina betulina
It is believed that ÷tzi used Birch Polypore as a remedy against intestinal parasites, in particular Trichuris trichuria. 190
Another important compound of Birch Polypore extract is Betulinic Acid, a compound from Birch that gets extracted and concentrated by the Birch Polypore. A melanoma study conducted in 1995 showed that Betulinic Acid was toxic to malignant melanoma cells without affecting healthy cells 195. A possible mechanism of the anti-tumor property of Birch Polypore extract was suggested in 2002 when it was demonstrated to inhibit enzyme activity involved in tumor development. 196
In his book "Mycelium Running," health supporting mushroom expert Paul Stamets also lists Birch Polypore extract as an Immune Booster. 134
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