Maitake Powder

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Maitake is a polypore mushroom that grows in clusters at the base of trees, particularly oaks. Scientifically it is also known as Grifola frondosa and in many English speaking countries, referred to the hen-of-the-woods. It is typically found in late summer to early autumn. It is known for its various health properties such as boosting ones immune system as well as managing cholesterol levels.

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Maitake is a polypore mushroom that grows in clusters at the base of trees, particularly oaks. Scientifically it is also known as Grifola frondosa and in many English peaking countries, referred to the hen-of-the-woods. It is typically found in late summer to early autumn. It is known for its various health properties such as boosting ones immune system as well as managing cholesterol levels. 

 

Package Quantity 

 

Each pouch contains 200g

 

Cholesterol Support 

 

Studies have shown, that Maitake can assist in lowering Cholesterol. A study, performed on rats, found that maitake powder extract lowered cholesterol. The results of this study demonstrate that Maitake lowered the serum total cholesterol level by enhancement of fecal cholesterol excretion, and in particular, by enhancement of hepatic LDL receptor mRNA. 

 

Immune System Boost 

 

Studies have shown that Maitake can stimulate cytokine production. How does this help to Boost your immune System you may wonder? Well, Cytokines are small proteins that are in fact crucial in controlling the growth and activity of other immune system cells and blood cells. When Cytokines are released, they signal the immune system to do its job. Furthermore, Cytokines affect the growth of all blood cells and other cells that help the body's immune and inflammation responses. A 3-week study of a group of healthy young women taking Maitake mushrooms recorded improvements in their immune systems. This study revealed, that maitake was not only able to stimulate cytokine production but also triggered both stimulatory (IL-2) and suppressive (IL-10) cytokines. That means they were able to increase the cytokines, but not past a certain level so they got out of control. 

 

Type 2 Diabetes Management 

 

Maitake has demonstrated positive results in being able to positively impact both glucose levels as well as improve insulin levels. When living with diabetes, the body is unable to get the sugar from blood into cells, or make enough, or any, insulin. This causes high levels of blood sugar, or high glucose levels, thus being able to manage these glucose levels is vital. A study performed in 2015, analyzing the effects Maitake may have on Type 2 Diabetes, demonstrated promising results. The study showed that maitake mushroom consumption had a positive effect on glucose levels of rats. 

 

A further study found that maitake mushroom extract improved insulin resistance, which is a health condition known to raise your risk of type 2 diabetes (as well as heart disease). 

 

Fight Cancer 

 

Several studies have shown promising results in Maitake being able to assist in fighting off and reducing tumor sizes. In 2013, a study investigated the impacts of Maitake on breast cancer. The results indicated that maitake could be useful in preventing and treating breast cancer and highlighted that the mushroom could fight the growth and reproduction of cancerous cells. 

 

Furthermore, an earlier study performed on mice, indicated that the use if Maitake could suppress tumor growth in the mice. It also showed an increase in the number of cells fighting against the tumor.

100% Pure Maitake Mushroom Extract

1/2 tsp per day

NUTRITION FACTS

Dosage commonly used in Research
2g or 1/2 tsp per day  

Amount per 100g     

kJ(kcal) 2085                          (350)

                                                            % DV*

Total Fat  (g)                                0

          Saturated Fat (g)                 0

Total Carbohydrates (g)           70

          Total Sugars (g)                2

          Added Sugar (g)                 0

Dietary Fibre (g)                          40

Protein (g)                                 20

Sodium (mg)                               15

Salt (g)                                    37.5   

Iron (mg)                                    7        50%

Potassium (mg)                    2303      115%

Calcium (mg)                           13           2% 

THE % DAILY VALUE TELLS YOU HOW MUCH A  NUTRIENT IN  A 
SERVING OF FOOD CONTRIBUTES TO A DAILY DIET. 2000 
CALORIES A DAY IS USED FOR GENERAL NUTRIENT ADVICE.
INGREDIENTS: 100 % Maitake Extract  |  Store in a cool, dry place.
ALLERGY STATEMENT: If you are pregnant, breast-feeding 
or have diabetes, please consult with your doctor before use. 

What are Polysaccharides and why are they important? 

 

To avoid getting too technical, polysaccharides (poly.) are fundamentally long chain carbohydrates. Most if not all medicinal mushroom retailers will quote a poly. content between 10%-50% as a means to persuade you on its strength however this may potentially be misleading. The reason it may be misleading is because the poly. content is a factor but not the essence that makes the mushroom amazing. Inputs that influence the content % is what the powder is actually s made up of (fruiting body or Mycelium) and where its grown (mycelium is grown on grain, grain as we know is a carbohydrate as such will dramatically overstate the actual content %) The types of polysaccharides important to fungi and to you specifically are the beta-D-glucans (1-3, 1-6). The 1-3 or 1-6 are specific branching structures unique to fungi. Enough of the organic chemistry jargon… Why this is important is because bulk of the medicinal mushroom research is based on the effects of these beta-glucans not the poly. content. 

 

But just in case you were wondering, our Maitake contains 50% polysaccharides. 

 

What does the Fruiting body or Mycelium mean in the context of Maitake? 

 

Mushroom extracts are filled with a growing divide between those who prefer whole fruiting bodies and those who prefer the mycelium on grain. A fruiting body is generally what you would visually recognize as a mushroom. It is fleshy, contains spores, and grows above ground or directly on the surface of its host, like a tree or old log. The mushroom's fruiting body comprises of a stem, cap, and gills, which are what the general populace would eat in a culinary dish, but in nature, it acts primarily as the reproductive component of a fungal system, dispersing spores and inoculating hosts. Mycelium is the main body and feeding membrane of a mushroom. It grows underground or within the host plant. While it might not look like much, the mycelium acts much like a complex network that can communicate with and adapt to its surrounding environment. Think of it like the roots of the mushrooms. 

 

Which one is better Mycelium or the Fruiting body? 

 

Fruiting bodies offer a much more effective, high-quality product than mycelium extracts. Fruiting bodies are considered “full spectrum” as they provide a wider array of the mushroom’s nutritional components. Fruiting bodies offer more minerals, including phosphorous, copper, zinc, and potassium. Fruiting body extracts also contain higher concentrations of vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin D, beta-carotene, and various B vitamins. Mycelium, on the other hand, was primarily created as a cheaper alternative that was quicker to produce. The benefits of mushroom extracts are studied in relation to the fruiting body. Mycelium actually contains very little of the important compounds, vitamins, and nutrients of the actual mushroom. Furthermore, mycelium is not allowed to be considered a mushroom by the FDA, but many companies in the mushroom extract industry will hide this with clever labels. For instance, instead of listing beta-glucans (the effective compounds in fruiting bodies), mycelium producers will generalize by stating that their product contains high amounts of polysaccharides. This isn’t untrue but only because polysaccharides are a class of carbohydrates, and the brown rice used in mycelium extracts is definitely a carbohydrate. In other words, the high amount of polysaccharides mainly comes from the starch, gluten, and other non-mushroom components in the brown rice. 

 

Which one is AntiOxis made up of? 

 

The product is a 100% fruiting body extract. The extract provides a concentrated form of the glyconutrients and healthy components present in Maitake. The fruiting body is where the magic is. 

 

What is difference between Maitake powder and Maitake Extract? 

 

An extract is a preparation that results from taking raw plant material and applying a solvent to it, such as water or alcohol. The solvent causes the dis-solvable compounds to be separated from the structural part of the plant or mushroom. Extracts contain high levels of the active ingredient a particular herb or mushroom is known for, such as the beta-glucans found in most medicinal mushrooms. Another advantage of extracts over raw herbs is higher bioavailability – a fancy term that means they are easier for the body to absorb and use. 

 

What are the different extraction methods? 

 

Currently there are 3 methods of extracting said nutrients: Water, Alcohol and Dual (both). A hot water extract is exactly what it sounds like – using hot water to dissolve water-soluble ingredients from raw herbs or mushrooms. The same process is undergone for Alcohol extraction where the water is substituted for alcohol. In some cases, it may be beneficial to use both water and alcohol extraction – a method referred to as a dual or double extraction. In a dual extract, the material is first extracted with either hot water or alcohol, and then the remaining plant material is extracted again with the other method. 

 

Which extraction method is better? 

 

When shopping around for mushroom supplements, it is beneficial to know what kind of extraction method is used for your specific product. This will ensure that you are getting a high-quality supplement that actually works. If you are looking for a Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Turkey Tail, Shiitake, or Maitake mushroom product, you should look for a hot water extract product. This is because their most important active ingredients – beta-glucans – are water-soluble. Using alcohol or dual extraction for these mushrooms is not desirable, because alcohol would cause some of the beta-glucans to solidify and be filtered out of the liquid. On the other hand, the Reishi and Chaga mushrooms benefit from dual extraction because they contain both water-soluble beta-glucans and alcohol-soluble terpenoids. 

 

What are the side effects of using Maitake powder? When introducing a new substance into ones life, it is always recommended to consult ones doctor beforehand, especially if pre-medical conditions are present. However as of now, no side effects of using Maitake have been reported. 

 

Is it safe to consume during pregnancy? 

 

Generally speaking, if you are pregnant or trying to conceive, we recommend seeking medical advice before taking Maitake or any of our other products. Furthermore, to date, there has been no concerted investigation into the use of Maitake mushroom in pregnancy and lactation.

100% Natural Ingredients
Vegan Friendly
Naturally Gluten Free
Non GMO Ingredients
Naturally Soya Free

Your Maitake Superpow(d)er

Maitake is a polypore mushroom that grows in clusters at the base of trees, particularly oaks. Scientifically it is also known as Grifola frondosa and in many English peaking countries, referred to the hen-of-the-woods. It is typically found in late summer to early autumn. It is known for its various health properties such as boosting ones immune system as well as managing cholesterol levels.

Studies have shown that Maitake can stimulate cytokine production. Cyokines are small proteins that are crucial in controlling the growth and activity of other immune system cells and blood cells. Cytokines affect the growth of all blood cells and other cells that help the body's immune and inflammation responses.

Studies have shown, that Maitake can assist in lowering Cholesterol. A study, performed on mice found that maitake powdered extract lowered cholesterol as well as increased fatty acids which provide energy.

Maitake has shown incredible results in assisting to decrease tumor sizes, as well as assist in fighting cancer overall. Studies have also shown Maitake increasing the number of cells fighting against the tumor.

Maitake has demonstrated positive results in being able to positively impact both glucose levels as well as improve insulin levels. 

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Happy with the product. Arrived on time and the powder is really fine and dissolves great in my coffee.

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Maitake

Heard a lot about the benefits if Mushrooms. Been using the lion's mane for the past 3 months and now also giving maitake a go! So far i'm very happy with the quality

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Just received my Maitake Powder. Excited to start using it

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I have bought the lion's mane and Matcha powder so far. Always bene happy with the quality. Excited to try Maitake next!

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