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ABM Mushroom Extract is Powerful Medicine Against Cancer

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In the seventies, two researchers from Penn State visited the Sao Paulo, Brazil area and discovered the local natives to be extremely healthy with a very low rate of disease. The longevity rate was disproportionately high with people living well over 100. Their secret? It was a simple mushroom, they told the researchers, the ABM mushroom (Agaricus Blazei Murill).

Subsequent studies over the next 25 years have shown the ABM to stimulate the immune system and promote natural mechanisms to battle infectious disease and cancers. ABM stimulates lymphocyte T-cell and Helper T-cell production. The polysaccharide contained in ABM stimulates production of interferon and interleukin that indirectly function to destroy and prevent the proliferation of cancer cells. Additionally, ABM turned out to be a very powerful antiviral agent preventing viruses from entering tissues.

Normally, the polysaccharides found in fungus only affect solid cancers, however the polysaccharide in ABM is effective against Ehrich’s ascites carcinoma, sigmoid colonic cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and liver cancer as well as against solid cancers.

In Japan, ABM, in an injectable form, was found to eliminate all cancerous tumors in 90% of the experimental mice. Additionally, when the mice were fed ABM as a preventative and then injected with a very powerful cancer causing agent (Sarcoma 180), 99.4% of them showed no tumor growth. Conventional medicine has no preventive this powerful. 

The studies in Japan showed ABM to be 80% more effective than the world’s number one cancer drug, PSK. It contains much higher levels of beta glucans than the other medicinal mushrooms (Maitake, Shiitake, and Reishi) and stimulates NK (Natural Killer) cell activity. 

It should be noted that the beta-glucans in these mushrooms work best when taken with vitamin C.

The studies in Japan were so successful that today Japan is now buying over 90% of the available ABM from Brazil.

The ABM mushroom is available in the US and you can check out the following links:

Ultimate Immune has a Glucan Infusion that is far superior to most ABM Mushroom products (always take with Vitamin C).

ABM freeze dried extract in capsules:  

To order mushrooms in bulk, wholesale from China:    


RF1000 is an ABM Mushroom product that also contains Cats Claw and Pau D’Arco. Jana Shiloh, a homeopathic consultant in Arizona handles all manner of ABM Mushroom products. You can write to, visit her web site: or phone her at 888.282.9362.    

New products have recently been made using this wonderful mushroom. The first is probably the most potent extract thus far is RAAX11. It is currently being studied in Brazil with some astonishing results for breast cancers. Another is OPC Rainforest Mixture has, among other things, Oleander in it.

Both of these, and more, MIGHT be available here:; we say “might” because these people are nearly impossible to get a hold of, and they have no means of purchasing their products over the internet.

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One of the largest suppliers in the world is They have links to sites that sell their products and you can also become a distributor.

A special note: Japan’s chief chemotherapy for cancer comes from a mushroom and is nontoxic. Japan employs chemotherapeutic drugs that are toxic only after trying the nontoxic therapies first. At the time of this writing, according to the World Health Organization’s statistics, Japan stands first in overall longevity while the US stands at 24th.  

Our friends at Mitobi Enterprises are now your one stop mushroom shop. They now carry the ABM mushroom and if you look all over the web, you’ll see that they have the best prices available. And no, we do not get a kickback from their sales, but please, if you need your mushrooms and you need them fast, this is the place to go:

Please note that though these mushrooms are called the ABM Mushroom, because mushroom classification is based upon few criteria, these are NOT exactly the same as the mushrooms from Brazil. There are farms in China now, and all over the world growing these ABM mushrooms, but they are “not exactly” the same mushrooms from Brazil. They are close, and they do contain healing properties, but the original ABM mushroom can only be grown in the conditions of a rainforest.

Here is what Mitobi publishes about the ABM mushroom: 

In the 1970’s researchers noticed that an unusual percentage of people in a small town in Brazil (Piedate, in Sao Paulo) had a very low rate of a number of serious adult diseases. The common factor in these people’s diets was the ABM (Agaricus Blazei Murill) mushroom known to the locals as ‘Cogumelo de Deus’ or ‘Mushroom of God’.

Researchers have isolated large amounts of polysaccharides in this mushroom which appear to significantly boost the immune system. Polysaccharides are made up of individual sugar molecules chained together to form larger sugars. The polysaccharides appear to activate a type of white blood cell known as a macrophage which filters the blood by destroying viruses, bacteria, and perhaps even cancer cells. Shiitake, Maitake and Reishi also contain these polysaccharides.

ABM is also known as Himematsutake and can be used in your cooking the same way as other mushrooms are. Daily dosage for normal body maintenance and prevention is about 6 grams (about ¼ of a dry mushroom) or 40 grams (aprox. 2 mushrooms) for serious illness. Tea is also a popular way of taking the mushroom. Use about 1 mushroom per liter (1 quart) and boil it for an hour. Drink a cup a day, warm or cold. Take vitamin C in conjunction with your medicinal mushrooms to assist in the absorption of the beneficial properties of the mushroom. 

We must also inform you that we’ve spoken with a naturopathic physician who visited this “small” village and reported back to us that it’s not all that small, and happen so be situated just a few miles from a very large, cosmopolitan city. We originally published the myths surrounding the discovery of this mushroom by Japanese researchers; how there was an overwhelming population of people over eighty and into their nineties; and how certain diseases were non existent to this “small village.” However, our source tells us that, even though the research on the mushroom has to be accepted, the myths surrounding the discovery of the ABM are probably overblown.

AHCC is a combination of mushroom extracts that is use more than chemotherapy in Japan. We list information on AHCC in our section (within these pages) on Mushrooms.

NOW Foods has the most inexpensive form of AHHC we’ve found. I love NOW Food products because they are the best of the cheapest (or cheapest of the best). One reason they are so inexpensive is that they do NOT advertize and they have NO sales staff.

Source:  Minnesota Wellness Directory