The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Lipodystrophy and WastingLipodystrophy and Wasting
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Maitake Mushroom
May 19, 1999

I have read that the Maitake Mushroom Extract-D is good for building cellular immune response. Is this true? The only study I've been able to find is an abstract froma study done in Japan which looks very promising? I'm taking 3-9 drops each day under my tongue. Tastes nasty, but no side effects. But it is somewhat expensive, so if benefits are limited I'd rather spend the cash somewhere else. Any thoughts?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Why don't you do a little study on yourself? Stop it for a few weeks. Ask your doctor to measure your t cells and all your other blood tests. Then start taking it for a month and repeat the tests also to look for toxicity and a rise in t cells. This will not prove anything, but it will at least reassure you that it is not toxic. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Revivarant to raise testosterone levels

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint