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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
IF: 1.211 5-Year IF: 1.394 SJR: 0.433 SNIP: 0.661 CiteScore™: 1.38

ISSN Print: 1521-9437
ISSN Online: 1940-4344

International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushr.v13.i3.110
pages 307-313

New Dietary Supplements from Medicinal Mushrooms: Dr Myko San—A Registration Report

Ivan Jakopovich
Dr Myko San—Health from Mushrooms, Zagreb, Croatia


In December 2010 the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Croatia registered tablet preparations AGARIKON.1 and MYKOPROTECT.1, developed by Dr Myko San—Health From Mushrooms Co., as dietary supplements. This may be the first time for a European manufacturer to successfully register its own medicinal mushroom products in a European country. As a product with a very broad spectrum of action, officially described as a preparation for immunity strengthening and general health improvement, AGARIKON.1 is a result of 20 years of research and practice, and is based on the formulation that has achieved the best tumor growth inhibition rates—above 90% on tumor cell lines of mouse squamous cell carcinoma and fibrosarcoma.
Since the usage of massive dosages of proprietary blended liquid mushroom extracts in patients with breast, colorectal, lung, and other cancers significantly improved their survival rates, alleviated side effects of standard oncological therapies, improved their quality of life, and resulted in life prolongation—the very idea is that scientifically verified medicinal mushroom products can be used as powerful biological weapons to fight human malignancies. If progressive modern medicine were redefined in a more effective and humane way, cancer mycotherapy should be a part of a broad concept of biological prevention and therapy of cancer. Also, with a very broad spectrum of action, generally formulated as "to strengthen immunity," MYKOPROTECT.1 is intended as an important element in the prevention and fighting of serious viral infections, whether they are caused by well-known viruses (hepatitis, HIV, etc.) or newly emerging ones.