Widespread disease cancer

Hardly any diagnosis is as devastating as cancer. As before, the current figures paint a bleak picture. According to a study by the World Health Organization (WHO), annual cancer diagnoses will increase by 40 percent worldwide by 2025 and by as much as 70 percent over the next two decades. In addition to the classic treatment options consisting of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, more and more patients are turning to alternative, natural methods. These can support conventional medical treatment, particularly by mitigating side effects. Purely complementary therapy is also possible. A frequently used alternative form of treatment is the use of vital mushrooms.

Proven in prevention and therapy

Naturopathy has a lot to offer in terms of effective therapies in holistic cancer treatment. For example, with the mushroom medicine originating from traditional Chinese medicine. Here, vital mushrooms have proven to be a valuable and effective support both preventively and in the complementary therapy of cancer. This is shown, among other things, by the many years of application observations of MykoTroph, one of the leading institutes for fungal medicine in Europe. Today, fungal medicine (mycotherapy) is one of the classic methods of alternative medicine. Their effectiveness is proven by the experience of naturopathic practice and many international studies.

Vital mushrooms support the immune system in the fight against cancer

Vital mushrooms, also called medicinal or medically effective mushrooms, are rich in important vital substances and antioxidants. They also have a high content of triterpenes and polysaccharides. These ingredients have a regulating and strengthening effect on the immune system. Of particular importance are the polysaccharides, especially the beta-glucans. They stimulate natural killer cells, T-helper cells and phagocytes. As a result, the vital mushrooms can help the body to better recognize degenerated cells and then to fight them more effectively. In Japan, drugs containing lentinan – a beta-glucan from the medicinal mushroom shiitake – have long been used successfully in oncology. Other valuable medicinally effective mushrooms in the naturopathic adjuvant therapy of cancer include the Reishi, the Agaricus blazei murrill (ABM), the Chaga, the Coriolus or the Maitake.

Better quality of life

Cancer therapy is always very stressful and exhausting for those affected. In addition to treating the disease, vital mushrooms can also be of great benefit in alleviating the usually considerable side effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy. For example, their administration leads to a significant reduction in side effects such as nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue or depressive moods. This is attributed to their high glyconutrient content. Strong and aggressive cytotoxins also enter the organism during chemotherapy. Due to the detoxifying function of the vital mushrooms, the organism is strongly relieved. This is very beneficial for those affected. Likewise, pain can also be reduced through their use. For example, through the vital mushroom Reishi, which is also called “mushroom of eternal life” in East Asia.

For all these reasons, vital mushrooms can contribute to a significant improvement in the general condition and quality of life of those affected, in parallel with conventional medical therapy.


Vital mushrooms are available as mushroom powder in capsules. The MykoTroph Institute advises great care in the selection. Especially proven so-called “mushroom powder from the whole mushroom. This contains all the effective ingredients of the vital mushrooms. Another quality feature is the BIO-certified cultivation of the mushrooms in Germany. For an individual recommendation, please use our free telephone consultation: +49 40 334686-300.

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