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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 7, 2023.

What are other common names?

  • Arabinoxylane
  • Arbainoxylane
  • AX
  • Biobran
  • Cinnamon AX
  • Hemicellulose Complex With Arabinoxylane
  • Kawaratake Mushroom
  • MGN-3
  • Rice Bran
  • Shiitake Mushroom
  • Suehirotake Mushroom

What is this product used for?

Arabinoxylan is used by some people to help support the immune system.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product.

  • Take extra care if you are allergic to mushrooms, yeast, or rice bran.

  • Take extra care if you are at a high risk for infection. This includes people who have had a transplant, are on chemo, or have an autoimmune disease.

  • Do not take this product if you are taking drugs that decrease or suppress the immune system. These are drugs like azathioprine, cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, methotrexate, prednisone, or dexamethasone.

  • If you have blood sugar problems, keep hard candies, glucose tablets, liquid glucose, or juice on hand for low blood sugar.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Kidney problems

    • Diabetes

    • Cancer

What should I watch for?

  • Belly pain and cramps

  • Passing of gas

  • Upset stomach

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Change in bowel habits

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