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CITY-LEVEL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TOPIC - RESEARCH ON EFFECTS OF LINGZHI MUSHROOM EXTRACT IN RECOVERY FROM LEUKOPENIA CAUSE BY ANTI-CANCER DRUGS

Lingzhi mushroom has the scientific name of Ganoderma lucidum, and is a member of the Ganodermataceae family. Lingzhi mushroom also has other names such as Elixir, Longevity Mushroom, , ... Lingzhi mushroom is a precious pharmaceutical material that has been known since ancient times and considered as a magical drug. “ “Shennong Bencao Jing (Herbal Classic of Shennong)” classified Lingzhi mushroom as a product of high grade; “Bencao Gangmu - Compendium of Materia Medica” considered Lingzhi mushroom as a precious medicine which protects the liver, detoxifies, strengthens the heart and brain, and is good for stomach. The chemical composition of Lingzhi mushroom is very diversified with nearly 100 different substances belonging to groups such as protein, triterpenoid, steroid, alkaloid, microelements, etc. 


Lingzhi mushroom - Pharmaceutical material

OPC Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company uses Lingzhi mushroom extract for a variety of products such as: Lingzhi mushroom extract, Lingzhi-Gingseng Extract, Lingzhi-Gingseng Hard Capsules, OPC Lingzhi OPC Softgel and Lingzhi great tonic alcohol 


OPC`s products come from Lingzhi extract and Lingzhi mushroom

In the research and development process for new products, OPC Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company has cooperated with many units to carry out research projects on improving quality standards and evaluating the treatment effectiveness of Lingzhi extract; typically it is the cooperation with Department of Pharmacy - University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC to carry out the city-level research project:

Title: “Research on the effects of Lingzhi extract in the recovery of leukopenia induced by anti-cancer drugs" - 2013,

Group of authors:  Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Manh Hung
  MA. Ph. Ha Duc Cuong
  Dr. Tran Dinh Duy
 
Implementation period: from 4/2012 to 11/2013.

The Project was accepted at the City Level in 12/ 2012 - 6/2015.

The research was conducted on two models of leukopenia caused by chemotherapeutic drugs used to treat types of current cancers. According to the research results, Lingzhi extract showed a partial preventive and treatment effect for the leukopenia similar to Filgrastim (a pharmaco-chemical drug used to treat this condition).

In the two models that were performed, both OPC Lingzhi extract and finished products of OPC Lingzhi capsules showed the partial preventive and recovery effects for the condition of leukopenia caused by the chemotherapeutic drugs. Although Lingzhi and Filgrastim have not satisfied 100%, but with the obtained results, the research conducted for patients with leukopenia will show the effectiveness of OPC Lingzhi extract and OPC Lingzhi capsules in the recovery of leucopenia and function as a precedence for more in-depth and advanced researches, enhances the role of Lingzhi in medical treatment.

At present, OPC Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company has produced and introduced two new products, namely Lingzhi extract and Lingzhi - Ginseng extract into the market.

With Promising results from the research, evidences of the effectiveness of OPC Lingzhi extract and other products from OPC Lingzhi extract will increase the trust from Users.

 

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