This is a mushroom product with rice bran. According to a study of over 200 patients, MGN3 increased the life span of terminally ill cancer patients by more than 60%. [Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Feb/March 2003, p.22]
MGN-3 has recently been taken off the market. In the government’s first judgment against it’s manufacturer, Lane Labs, a 1999 a million-dollar fine was levied against the company for making false marketing claims. There were no customer complaints, and this product was not deemed harmful or ineffective. The company continued to sell the products and fight the suit, so the government changed their tactics. In a crushing blow in mid 2004, a judge ordered that all of the products in question be destroyed and that Lane Labs refund the money they collected from all purchased products since September of 1999.
Another mushroom combination product, AHCC, may actually be more effective at boosting the immune system‘s ability to fight disease, at a lesser cost.
AHCC has much more research than the similar product MGN-3 from Lane Labs, and the research is independently done, with no conflict of interest among its researchers (the researcher for MGN-3 earned money from each bottle sold). AHCC has 500mg of active ingredient per capsule, twice what the MGN-3 product has, which means a lower cost to the patient. AHCC, not MGN-3, is the most popular mushroom-based extract used in Japan and the world today for immune support.
MGN3 can help with the following
AIDS / Risk
During the normal progression of this disease, NK cell activity begins to drop along with that of other immune cells. T4 levels routinely decrease at a rate of about 15% per year. Dr Ghoneum, who has been researching MGN-3 since 1993, reports that T4 levels can be maintained in almost every case of AIDS he has tested, and oftentimes they will even begin to increase. Although the number of patients studied has been limited, all of the patients who have taken MGN-3 reported a noticeable difference in their well-being, and have continued to use the product. Most felt that MGN-3 was instrumental in helping them stabilize their disease.
Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)
MGN3, though a commercially prepared product, is a unique blend of mushroom extracts and rice bran. It stimulates NK function and thus helps balance a TH2 dominant immune system.
MGN-3 in stage II and stage III patients completely resolved the problem. After six months of MGN-3 use, with no other form of treatment, all follow-up exams and tests were normal.
|May do some good|
|Likely to help|
Refers to the various types of malignant neoplasms that contain cells growing out of control and invading adjacent tissues, which may metastasize to distant tissues.
A complex that protects the body from disease organisms and other foreign bodies. The system includes the humoral immune response and the cell-mediated response. The immune system also protects the body from invasion by making local barriers and inflammation.
(mg): 1/1,000 of a gram by weight.