HPV

In a trial using Trametes versicolor mycelial biomass (3g/day) 9 of 10 women with high risk strains of HPV had cleared them after 1 year, while only 1 of 12 women in a control group had.Also 13 of 18 patients showed normal cervical cytology after 1 year compared to 10 of 21 in the control group1.

Supplementation with FVe, a protein from Flammulina velutipes, significantly enhanced the anti-tumour protection given by vaccination against HPV-16 with the percentage of vaccinated mice remaining tumour free 167 days after challenge with tumour cells increasing from 20% to 60%2.

CLINICAL NOTE
The immune supporting action of mushroom polysaccharides make them important supplements for assisting recovery from viral infections such as HPV.

REFERENCES
1. Coriolus versicolor supplementation in HPV patients. Silva- Couto J, Pereira da Silva D. 20th European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. March 7th, 2008.
2. Coadministration of the fungal immunomodulatory protein FIP-Fve and a tumour-associated antigen enhanced antitumour immunity. Ding Y, Seow SV, Huang CH, Liew LM, Lim YC, Kuo IC, Chua KY. Immunology. 2009;128(1Suppl):e881-94.