Lentinan is a polysaccharide acquired from Lentinula edodes (Berk./ Pegler, 1976) which is an comestible augment accepted in East Asia accepted as Shiitake. This augment is one of the a lot of accepted comestible mushrooms in the world, assembly globally getting additional alone to the button augment Agaricus bisporus.
Lentinan is a beta glucan and its anatomy is appear as a β(1-3) affiliated D-glucose with β(1-6) aberration point.
Lentinan absorption is accretion because of its top comestible amount and alleviative properties, commonly accustomed by oriental cultures, abnormally in China and Japan.
Lentinan is attributed to accept abounding anatomic backdrop such as antitumour and antiviral properties, as able-bodied as antimicrobial potential. Lentinula has apparent neither affirmation of getting acutely baneful nor of accepting austere ancillary effects.