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Vitamin D2 in AbM mushroom can neutralize oxidative stress: Research

January 24, 2016

Oxidative or inflammatory stress was dramatically induced in the Drosophila fruit fly model by the toxic agent, Paraquat, and the end-point of death was evaluated. This model is a very well established paradigm to evaluate oxidative stress. The proprietary formula consisted of the organic edible mushroom Agaricus blazei Murill (AbM) produced by Sylvan Bio, Inc. that was stimulated with Ultraviolet-B light to produce a specific amount of increased natural Vitamin D2. This TNS investigator double-blinded study conducted in collaboration with Model Biosystems Inc, a California-based biotech company, showed that AbM with D2 was able to counteract and/or neutralize the oxidative stress effect and resulted in a 30% increase in survival. Also intriguing was the finding that pure Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3 by itself had no effect on survival.

TNS has licensed from The Penn State Research Foundation the technology used to stimulate increased levels of Vitamin D2 within mushrooms, such as AbM. The patent, "Methods and Compositions For Improving The Nutritional Content of Mushrooms and Fungi," was published in the United States on October 29, 2009 and has an initial filing date of April 23, 2008.

"The synergistic relationship between whole complex foods and contained vitamins is most exciting," stated Marvin S. Hausman MD, CEO, TNS. "The company is actively developing Vitamin D2 enhanced food products that will allow people to maintain normal levels of this most important vitamin."

Source : Total Nutraceutical Solutions, Inc