Showing posts with label Complementary Treatment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Complementary Treatment. Show all posts

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Tiger Milk Mushroom Supplementation by GKB- Is it worth the hype?

Tiger's Milk Mushroom is medicinal plant used by the aborigines in South East Asia for more than four centuries.

It's only found in the rain forest at Malaysia,  Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Papua New Guineas. Legend has it that the mushroom grows from where the tigress's milk dripped while feeding her cubs. It's extremely scarce and difficult to find in the wild though.

The different tribes of indigenous people in Peninsular Malaysia (Orang Asli) have named Tiger Milk Mushroom differently;  as betes kismas to the Semai, as tish am ong to the Kensiu, as Pěti’ A a’ to the Besisi. It is called susu rimau in Malay and
‘Ndurabi in Indonesia.

Tiger's Milk Mushroom is rich in nutrients such as polysaccharide, polysaccharide peptides, proteoglycans and tritepenoids. B-D-glucan is a type of polysaccharide found abundant in Tiger's Milk Mushroom that is touted to strengthen immunity against pathogens. It also has anticancer properties. 

Orang Asli has used Tiger Milk Mushroom traditionally in treating cancer, coughs, asthma, lung diseases, and food poisoning, as well as to accelerate wound healing and promote general well being.  Hong Kong doctors have experience using Tiger Milk Mushroom in managing liver cancer, gastric ulcers, and chronic hepatitis. The University of Malaya has an excellent research paper talking about the scientific research behind the use of Tiger Milk Mushroom.

Tiger Milk Mushroom became a national treasure in 2002 when Malaysian Ex-Prime Minister Tun Dr.Mahathir Bin Mohamad announced at the International Biotechnology Convention that he consumed Tiger Milk Mushroom to relieve chronic cough.

The scientific name for Tiger Milk Mushroom is Lignosus Rhinocerus Mycelium. GKB sources its raw ingredient from Taiwan at premium quality. Being MESTI certified, this ensuress GKB supplements are produced under the strictest and hygieneic condition.Do you know that you can search the NPRA website for registered supplements and to know whether the product contains any ingredients that may jeopardize our health? GKB Tiger Milk Mushroom is registered with the number MAL17117005T. Simply take 2 tablets twice daily after meal to reap the benefits.

What does Dr Yingzangel think?

Besides the touted efficacy, we also have to scrutinize the safety of consuming Tiger Milk Mushroom in both short and long term. So far, animal and lab studies have not shown any detrimental effects on the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs and bone marrow. It's also been used safely in pregnant rats without ill effects to their offsprings. However there's no study in human pregnancy as it's simply unethical to try. Therefore, I would advise against consumption when pregnant or breastfeeding.

To purchase the product--

Official website


Disclaimer: the opinion given is merely a personal experience and does not constitute formal medical advice. Please seek your medical professional's advice before any complementary therapy. Always ask for certified professionals before proceeding with treatment and stop if discomfort or side effect ensues.

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