Our Organic Maitake Extract is 100% organic and made from the fruiting body of the mushroom to retain the natural properties of this amazing health promoting mushroom.
The fruiting body of the Maitake mushroom or Hen Of The Woods as it is also known has been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to enhance the immune system.
Research has also shown that Maitake has the ability to regulate blood pressure, glucose and both serum and liver lipids, such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids, and may also be useful for weight loss.
Beta D Glucans And Polysaccharides
Maitake has also been widely researched for its effects on the immune system and various cancers. Several researchers corroborate that maitake causes apoptosis (“programmed suicide”) of cancer cells and contains anti-angionenesis properties. That means they can restrict the proliferation of bloods cells that feed tumors. One reason may be that maitake mushroom fruitbodies are rich in complex polysaccharides, in particular the heavy and complex 1,3; 1,4; and 1,6 beta-D-glucans.
Boosting Immune System
Immune benefits of organic maitake extract include modulation of cytokines, molecules produced by white blood cells that activate the immune response, according to the University of Wisconsin Botany Department. Organic Maitake extract exerts its effects by binding to the cell membranes of white blood cells known as macrophages and either activating or inhibiting release of cytokines.
A study published in the Summer 2004 issue of the “Journal of Medicinal Food” found that D-fraction, a polysaccharide extract of maitake, activated several types of immune cells and molecules, including T-helper cells, macrophages and interleukins. Researchers concluded that maitake may offer immune benefits that help protect against infection.
Research Into Treating Cancer
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 Organic Maitake extract could stimulate both the innate immune system and adaptive immune system.
Maitake On Wikipedia
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Organic Maitake Extract Dosage And Analysis
Servings Per Pack-Aprox 100
Dosage-Add half to one teaspoon of extract to warm water a smoothie or your favourite hot drink.
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