Healthy Digestive System
What is Hericor-MRL?
Hericor-MRL is a powder combination of two mushroom biomasses ( Coriolus versicolor (50%) and Hericium erinaceus (50%)), jointly providing three important enzyme functions that promote healthy digestion. The functions are:
Enzymes that prevent oxidative stress
-Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) activity
Enzymes that prevent celluar growth
Enzyme that promote detoxification
-Cytochrome P-450 activity
-Cytochrome P-450 reductase activity
The combined effect of the aformentioned eznyme activities is the promotion of the healty digestive system that may be compromised when the digestive "villi" are not functioning in a proper fashion.
What is the role of "villi" in the digestive system and presence in small versus large intestine?
The nutrient absorption in the small intestine is conducted by the "villi". The villi are microsopic intrusions into the small intestine which are covered by with epithelial cells respnsible for the absorption of nutrients and transfer them into the blood stream. These epithelial cells have a lifespan of three to five days and require enzyme support to assist in their replacement.
The large intestine does not contain "villi" but handles the absorption of water and bacteria.
Which digestive disorders can compromise the function of the “villi” in the small intestine?
Digestive systems are compromised by disorders like:
Þ coelaic disease
Þ Crohn´s disease
Þ ulcerative colitis
Þ irritable bowel disease (IBS)
These disorders reduce the vital surface area of absorptive cell area of the “villi” and have a damaging effect on the digestive system.
How can enzyme therapy in the form of Hericor-MRL maintain healthy digestive function?
a) Reducing oxidative stress caused by compromised "villi".
b) Increasing detoxificaiton of the digestive tract.
c) Inhibiting those cellular factors responsible for compromising the "villi".
Besides Hericor-MRL supporting a healthy digestive function what other
studies have been conducted with reference to the ingredients?
Trovato, R. Siracusa , R. Di Paola , M. Scuto, V. Fronte, G. Koverech, M. Luca
a, A. Serra b, M.A. Toscano a, A. Petralia b, S. Cuzzocrea c, V. Calabrese, Redox modulation of cellular stress response
and lipoxin A4 expression by Coriolus versicolor in rat brain: Relevance to
Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.
Neurotoxicology. 2016 Mar; 53:350-358.