Is Immune-Assist a drug?
Immune-Assist is a dietary supplement, intended as an
immune system enhancer for people facing serious health challenges.
Can Immune-Assist be used by Everyone?
Yes, Immune-Assist is safe and natural. It can be used
as a daily supplement by anyone wanting a stronger immune system and a
What about Cancer Patients? I have heard that
Immune-Assist is being used by people with Cancer to help offset the
side effects of Chemo-therapy and Radiation. Is it helpful for this?
Immune-Assist is a dietary supplement only and despite of what
you may have heard on the TV, radio or read in the medical journals,
Immune-Assist is not being promoted as a cancer treatment.
Regardless of how Immune-Assist is being used in other
countries, in America, there are strong federal laws (FDA) which
prohibit a manufacturer from even suggesting that Immune-Assist
may be a helpful supplement for people undergoing cancer treatment.
Cancer is a serious disease and if you wish to add Immune-Assist
to your treatment, you should discuss it with your doctor.
AlohaMedicinals.com can provide your doctor with their research.
Is Immune-Assist made in America?
Yes, Immune-Assist is made in America, using only USDA
Certified Organic materials. To our knowledge, this is the only
product of its kind which is made in America. All the other
medicinal mushroom derived immune supplements are imported from the
Orient. While we have nothing against imported Chinese or Japanese
supplements, many persons would rather have an all organic, certified
American Made product.
I see other companies claiming that their products
are made from hot water extracted mushrooms. Is Immune-Assist
made from hot water extracts?
There are some companies
selling their products on the internet which would have you believe
there is a special process called "Hot Water Extraction". This is
a great marketing claim, but really, the term "Hot Water Extract" could
be considered the same as saying 'mushroom tea'. Immune-Assist
is made by a far more complex proprietary process than just a simple hot
water extract. While the purification process used with
Immune-Assist does starts with a hot water extraction, Aloha
then goes through several further steps to separate, concentrate and
purify the bioactive polysaccharide compounds, which are then dried,
analyzed for purity, and finally, encapsulated. It takes over 250
pounds of six different types of fresh medicinal mushrooms to make one
pound of finished Immune-Assist. The finished
Immune-Assist contains more than 200 different types of
clinically-proven polysaccharide immune modulators.
What about Arabinoxylane, the compound that is
found in MGN3? Does Immune-Assist contain this polysaccharide?
Yes. Immune-Assist contains
not only Arabinoxylane, but also Lentinan, Grifolan (Dr. Nanba's
original Maitake D-Fraction), PSK and PSP, and Active Hemicellulose
Correlated Compound (AHCC). There is about three times more
Arabinoxylane in each dose of Immune-Assist than there is
in MGN3 and four times more AHCC than in the leading brand!
I see so many supplements that make claims based
upon test tube studies or animal trials. Has Immune-Assist been
clinically tested on humans, and is it patented or otherwise unique?
Yes. Immune-Assist is a completely unique
and new type of dietary supplement. According to Aloha Medicinals,
Immune-Assist has been tested in a number of different
clinical trials. It has been tested as an adjunct to conventional
therapy for cancer, for hepatitis B, for alcoholic liver disease, and it
is presently being tested for HIV and for hepatitis C. The results have
been amazingly positive in each one of these studies. You can view some
of these clinical trial results on the Aloha Medicinals' website.
Furthermore, there are U.S. and international patents pending on
I see there are some websites talking about the
"new" MGN-3, Bio-Bran. Is Immune-Assist made from bran like MGN-3
Yes and no. Immune-Assist is similar to
MGN-3 and AHCC in that it is formulated through an enzymatically
activated process whereby complex cross-linked polysaccharides from
vegetable sources are converted to biologically active immunomodulators
composed of simpler sugars such as arabinose and xylose. This is
what MGN-3 is, a combination of these two sugars in chain formation,
called Arabinoxylane. Immune-Assist does contains
simple polysaccharides like Arabinoxylane, but it also contains much
more complex polysaccharides like the cross-linked beta mannans and
beta-glucans, as well as hetero-polysaccharides which combine both alpha
and beta-bound monosaccharides into the same molecule. These complex
polysaccharide compounds are not found in the earlier bran-based
supplements like MGN-3 and AHCC. This is probably why
Immune-Assist shows such a greater range of immuno-modulation
bioactivity than MGN-3 and other bran based supplements.
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