Maitake is a precious fungus as food
and medicine. Recently it is popular in American and Japanese market as a kind
of excellent health caring food, and its unique nutrition and medical value
attracts ever wider attention. Maitake polysaccharide has anticancer and
anti-HIV function and can adjust immune and incretion and nutrition
metabolizing. It is also good in curing hepatitis.
a flavorful and nutritious food group. Good sources of B-Vitamins: Thiamine,
Riboflavin and Niacin. They contain all the essential amino acids. Mushrooms
have also been used for thousands of years as some of the most effective, yet
benign, of many plants that formed the oriental herbal tradition. These are perfect
powdered materials for formulating immune system boosting dietary supplements
and natural cosmetics. Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) grows wild in the
northeastern part of Japan. For hundreds of years, this rare and exquisite
tasting mushroom has been prized in traditional Japanese herbology.
Historically, herbalists exchanged maitake for the same weight of silver.
Renowned for its many health benefits and delicious taste, maitake is referred
to as the Dancing Mushroom. People who found it in the mountains knew of its
health benefits and began dancing with joy. Maitake is now being cultivated
thereby insuring a steady supply for the first time ever.
classed as a polypore, a mushroom without the common feature of a singular cap
and gills. Instead, it has multiple branching stems with flowery-ruffed caps.
The underside of these caps is covered with a thin layer of densely packed
pores. Maitake is also called the king of the mushrooms, its taste and superior
health benefits distinguish it from all other edible mushrooms. Maitake
mushrooms have strong immune stimulating properties and can benefit a wide
range of common health problems including chronic fatigue syndrome, high blood
pressure or hypertension, weight loss, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes,
hepatitis, high cholesterol, constipation, cancer, tumors, HIV and AIDS. It is
a first-class adaptogen. Adaptogens help you adapt to any form of physical or
emotional stress, help your body regulate endocrine functions and bring your
body to balance or homeostasis. For example, adaptogens lower high blood
pressure and raise low blood pressure. Adaptogens raise low blood sugar and
lower high blood sugar. Adaptogens regulate and normalize organs, glands and
many important body functions, plus help you cope with stress. Most herbal and
mushroom immunestimulants and adaptogens contain polysaccharides. Maitake
mushroom have a very high content of a unique polysaccharide compound called
beta-D-glucan, which researches consider one of the most powerful
polysaccharides. Unlike other mushrooms, research shows maitake to be almost as
effective administered orally as intravenously. One polysaccharide fraction
called MT-1, or simply the D-fraction, showed significant activity when
administred orally. It is an alkali-soluble, hot water extractable compound
that contains approximately 30% protein, or a ratio of beta-glucan to protein
of 7:3. It occurs in a concentration of .04 mg. per gram of dried maitake
mushrooms. Dried maitake mushrooms and taplets provide a safe, non-toxic,
therapeutic effect and help accelerate the rate of self-healing for many
immune-related health problems and other health disorders.
are supplied by us in two different concentrations,10:1 and 4:1.