Maitake have been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to enhance the immune system. Researchers have also indicated that whole maitake has the ability to regulate blood pressure, glucose, insulin, and both serum and liver lipids, such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids. 8 oz in resealable package.
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Maitake have been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to enhance the immune system. Researchers have also indicated that whole maitake has the ability to regulate blood pressure, glucose, insulin, and both serum and liver lipids, such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids. 8 oz in resealable package.
19.1900
  • Live Superfoods Maitake Mushroom Powder 8oz
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Live Superfoods Maitake Mushroom Powder

Maitake have been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to enhance the immune system. Researchers have also indicated that whole maitake has the ability to regulate blood pressure, glucose, insulin, and both serum and liver lipids, such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids. 8 oz in resealable package.

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Live Superfoods Maitake Mushroom Powder

The maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) is native to the northeastern part of Japan and North America, and is prized in traditional Chinese and Japanese herbology as a medicinal mushroom.

In Japan, maitake can grow to more than 50 pounds (20 kg), earning this giant mushroom the title "King of Mushrooms." It is also known as Hen of the Woods, Sheep’s Head, Ram’s Head and Dancing Mushroom.

Maitake have been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to enhance the immune system. Researchers have also indicated that whole maitake has the ability to regulate blood pressure, glucose, insulin, and both serum and liver lipids, such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids, and may also be useful for weight support. 

Maitake is rich in minerals (such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium), various vitamins (B2, D2 and niacin), fibers and amino acids. One active constituent in Maitake for enhancing the immune activity was identified in the late 1980s as a protein-bound beta-glucan compound.

Live Superfoods Maitake Mushroom Powder is comprised of the entire mushroom, dried at low temperatures, and then ground into a fine powder. This powder is a light tan color with a beautiful, light mushroom scent, and a mild mushroomy flavor. Can be sprinkled on salads, soups, etc.

8 oz in resealable package.

Maitake research

In 2009, a phase I/II human trial, conducted by Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, showed maitake could stimulate the immune systems of breast cancer patients. Small experiments with human cancer patients, have shown maitake can stimulate immune system cells, like NK cells. In vitro research has also shown maitake can stimulate immune system cells. An in vivo experiment showed that maitake could stimulate both the innate immune system and adaptive immune system.

In vitro research has shown maitake can induce apoptosis in cancer cell lines (human prostatic cancer cells, Hep 3B cells, SGC-7901 cells, murine skin carcinoma cells) as well as inhibit the growth of various types of cancer cells (canine cancer cells, bladder cancer cells). Small studies with human cancer patients, revealed a portion of the maitake mushroom, known as the "Maitake D-fraction", possess anti-cancer activity. In vitro research demonstrated the mushroom has potential anti-metastatic properties. In 1997, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an Investigational New Drug Application for a portion of the mushroom.

Research has shown maitake has a hypoglycemic effect, and may be beneficial for the management of diabetes. The reason maitake lowers blood sugar is due to the fact the mushroom naturally contains a alpha glucosidase inhibitor.

Maitake contains antioxidants and may partially inhibit the enzyme cyclooxygenase. An experiment showed that an extract of maitake inhibited angiogenesis via inhibition of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Lys-N is a unique protease found in maitake. Lys-N is used for proteomics experiments due to its protein cleavage specificity.

Alll About Maitake Mushroom Powder

Live Superfoods Maitake Mushroom Powder

Product Certifications:
Raw
Vegan
Wild Harvested
Kosher
Gluten-Free
Manufacturer: Live Superfoods

Country of Origin: USA

Botanical Name: Grifola frondosa

Item number: LSF081

GTIN: 797734314014

Form: Powder

Package Size: 8 oz

Serving Size: 1 tsp (3g)

Serving Per Package: 75

Refrigeration Required: No


Ingredients: maitake mushrooms

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