Benefits of Maitake Mushrooms

Grifola frondosa or Maitake, popularly known as “hen-of-the-wood”, is a polypore mushroom that grows at the base of trees, particularly old-growth oaks, or maples. Maitake mushrooms have a delicate, fan-like shape that resembles feathers. Maitake is popularly known as “Hen of the Woods” because of its appearance. Maitake mushrooms are native to China, Europe, and North America and are typically found from late summer to early autumn. This mushroom grows wild in parts of Japan, China, and North America, typically found at the base of Oak, Elm, and Maple trees, particularly in autumn. Although it can be cultivated at home, it thrives best in the wild.

Maitake is an adaptogen, which helps the human body combat mental and physical stress and regulate unbalanced bodily systems. While it can be used in recipes for its flavour, it is primarily considered a medicinal mushroom.

Maitake mushrooms are rich in bioactive polysaccharides, particularly D-fraction, MD-fraction, and SX-fraction. These protein polysaccharides are known for their immune-boosting and antitumor properties. Maitake mushrooms have been known to be effective in preventing and treating cancer and improving overall immunity.

Scientists are studying further how Maitake mushrooms uniquely support health and fight illness. Laboratory research suggests Maitake mushrooms may help treat certain illnesses, though more research is needed to confirm the exact effects on humans. Current findings are promising as Maitake can help:

  • Fight cancer by inhibiting cancer cell growth and reproduction.
  • suppress tumour growth
  • Promote cardiovascular health
  • lower cholesterol levels
  • Maintain healthy arteries.
  • With Type 2 Diabetes
  • Treat Cold and flu viruses
  • Maintain blood pressure
  • Support Immune function
  • Treat side effects of chemotherapy

Maitake has been used in Japan and China for thousands of years, celebrated for its health benefits, vitality, and longevity, but it has only become popular in the West over the past two decades. Maitake mushrooms are rich in Antioxidants, Beta-glucans, Vitamins D, B and C, Copper, Potassium, Fiber, Minerals and Amino acids. Maitake mushrooms are also Fat-free, Low-sodium, Low-calorie and Cholesterol-free.

There are multiple ways to consume Organic Mushrooms Maitake health supplements. You could add the suggested dosage of Maitake tinctures into a beverage like fresh juices. Maitake extract powder can be sprinkled over your meals or added to your shakes and smoothies. Maitake Gummies and capsules make the perfect travel options and can be consumed while you are on the move. The recommended dosage for an adult is 2-3 grams of Organic Mushroom health supplements per day.

It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before adding Maitake to your daily routine, just like any other natural remedy or supplement, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking medications. However, Maitake mushrooms provide an exciting opportunity to explore the potential benefits of natural remedies in promoting health and well-being, reminding us once more of the vast possibilities within nature’s pharmacy.

At Organic Mushrooms, we use certified organic mushrooms to unlock the most beneficial compounds like beta-glucans and improve bioavailability. Our products are organic, non-GMO and gluten-free and are produced in Canada from start to finish ensuring quality and authenticity.

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