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Organic Maitake (Grifola Frondosa) Mushroom extract powder / Extrait Maitake (Grifola Frondosa) biologique en poudre

Organic Maitake (Grifola Frondosa) Mushroom extract powder / Extrait Maitake (Grifola Frondosa) biologique en poudre

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    Introducing our premium organically grown and sustainably produced Maitake (Grifola frondosa) Nutrient Extract Powder! Sourced from organic, non-GMO, kosher, and halal-certified farms, this exceptional powder is meticulously crafted to deliver optimal quality and nutritional benefits.

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    Best Known For

    Maitake mushroom is highly valued for its extensive range of health benefits. It is primarily utilized for its significant immune-boosting properties, attributed to its high beta-glucan content. These polysaccharides are known to enhance the body's immune response. Maitake is also recognized for its potential anti-tumor effects, making it a subject of interest in cancer research. Additionally, this mushroom is used for its ability to help regulate blood sugar levels, which is particularly beneficial for individuals managing diabetes. It also offers cardiovascular benefits, including cholesterol reduction. Maitake is available in various forms such as fresh, dried, powdered, or in capsules, facilitating its integration into daily health routines.

    Did you know?

    Enhances Immune System: Maitake mushrooms contain a unique polysaccharide compound called beta-glucan, which has been shown to stimulate and strengthen the immune system. This helps the body fight off infections and diseases more effectively.

    Supports Blood Sugar Regulation: Maitake mushrooms have been found to help regulate blood sugar levels. They contain compounds that can improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels, making them beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those looking to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

    Directions for Use

    The daily serving / dose for this extract is 1000mg, or about 1/2 teaspoon per day. Because the density and weight of each extract can vary, it is best to measure out 1000mg (1 gram) on a kitchen scale to be precise, but a little more or less is not a concern.
    This extract can be easily added to a cup of coffee or tea, a smoothie or shake, or into soups or other foods.
    While there is no "best time" to take it, we find that mornings are best because of the energy boost that is often associated with it.

    Here is some more detailed information to help you.

    Product Attributes

    Maitake extract powder exudes a rich, earthy aroma with subtle hints of pepperiness, showcasing a warm beige to taupe colour. Its flavour is profoundly savoury with a hint of nuttiness, offering a complex and hearty taste profile that is both distinctive and versatile in culinary applications.

    *Each batch of extract will have a slightly different colour due to many factors. We NEVER bleach our products.

    Detailed Description

    Key Features:
    - Organic, Non-GMO, Kosher, Halal, and Gluten-Free: Our Maitake Nutrient Extract Powder is carefully cultivated to meet the highest standards of quality and purity. It's free from genetically modified organisms and gluten, making it suitable for a wide range of dietary preferences.

    - Small-Batch Handcrafted: We take pride in our artisanal approach, handcrafting each batch with utmost care and attention to detail. This ensures consistent quality and an authentic, premium product.

    - Dual Extraction Method: Our extraction process involves two methods to obtain the maximum goodness from Maitake mushrooms. Through enzymatic extraction and hot water extraction, we harness the potent benefits of the mushroom's fruiting bodies. We avoid harsh chemicals, making it a clean and natural product.

    - High Beta Glucans Content: With a remarkable 35% beta glucans concentration, our Maitake Nutrient Extract Powder offers an impressive dose of these beneficial compounds. Beta glucans are renowned for their immune-boosting properties and are known to support overall wellness.

    - Rigorous Quality Testing: To ensure the utmost purity and efficacy, our Maitake Nutrient Extract Powder undergoes rigorous testing for both quality and nutrient content. You can trust that you're receiving a product that meets the highest standards of excellence.

    Size Options:
    - 36 grams: Perfect for those looking to sample our Maitake Nutrient Extract Powder or for those who prefer smaller quantities.
    - 100 grams: A popular choice for individuals seeking a moderate supply of this exceptional powder.
    - 250 grams: Ideal for enthusiasts and those who want to incorporate Maitake Nutrient Extract Powder into their daily routine.

    Unlock the potential of Maitake mushrooms with our meticulously crafted, organic, and nutrient-rich extract powder. Boost your wellness journey naturally with this outstanding product. Order now and experience the remarkable benefits Maitake mushrooms!


    Pure organic Maitake mushroom nutrient extract with over 35% beta-glucan content. Made from 100% fruiting bodies. No starches or other fillers.

    Great Ideas for using this extract

    Meat seasoning - Sprinkle the powder on steaks, chicken or fish for a delicious flavour boost.

    Gravy - Use as a base for a delicious and healthy mushroom gravy

    Fruiting body vs Mycelium and Spores

    There is a lot of discussion around which parts of the mushroom should be used for extraction. Here is a short explanation:
    In mushrooms, the part that is typically used for extracting nutrients and compounds is the fruiting body, which is the visible part of the mushroom that emerges above ground. This is because the fruiting body contains most of the bioactive compounds, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other beneficial substances.

    The fruiting body is rich in nutrients and bioactive compounds because it is where the reproductive structures of the mushroom develop. These structures contain various substances that the mushroom needs for growth and reproduction, as well as compounds that help defend against pathogens and predators.

    However, it's worth noting that different parts of the mushroom may have different nutritional profiles and concentrations of bioactive compounds. For example, some mushrooms also produce mycelium, the underground network of fungal threads, which can also contain valuable nutrients and compounds. Additionally, certain species of mushrooms may have medicinal properties associated with specific parts of the organism, such as the mycelium or even the spores. Therefore, the specific part of the mushroom used for extraction can depend on the desired nutrients or compounds and the intended use.

    We always use the fruiting body for our extracts but we are also working on developing special compound extracts from other parts like the mycelium and spores. Keep an eye on our blogs and subscribe to our newsletter to get notified of these advancements as they happen.

    Extraction Process

    We use a very unique and effective dual or triple extraction process that includes enzymatic extraction, hot water extraction and even solvent extraction for certain mushrooms and/or desired compounds. This ensures that all of the beneficial nutrients are extracted from the mushroom fruiting body. It also breaks down the chitin.

    Chitin is like the tough armor that mushrooms wear, similar to how insects have their exoskeletons. This armor protects the mushroom's cells, but it's tough for our bodies to break down and use as food.

    For us to get the nutrients from mushrooms, we need to break down this armor into smaller, digestible parts. Enzymes called chitinases do this job. They break down the chitin into smaller pieces that our bodies can absorb and use for energy.

    So, without breaking down chitin, we can't get the nutrients from mushrooms.

    Botanical Information

    Maitake (Grifola frondosa) is a mushroom esteemed for both its culinary qualities and medicinal benefits. Often found at the base of oak trees, this mushroom is characterized by its large, overlapping layers. Maitake is known for its ability to support immune system health due to its rich content of beta-glucans. It is commonly used in traditional medicine for enhancing immunity and is also studied for its potential anti-cancer properties. Besides immune support, Maitake is believed to help with blood sugar regulation and may assist in managing diabetes. It is also used for its potential cardiovascular benefits, like reducing cholesterol. Maitake can be enjoyed in cooking or taken as a supplement in powder or capsule form, making it a versatile choice for health enhancement.

    For Pets

    Maitake mushroom extract is beneficial for pets due to its strong immune-modulating properties. It helps regulate the immune system, enhancing its ability to fight infections while also potentially lowering the risk of chronic diseases. Maitake is rich in polysaccharides, particularly beta-glucans, which are known for their health-promoting effects. This extract can also support healthy blood sugar levels and improve liver health, contributing to overall vitality and wellness in pets. It's often used in supplements aimed at boosting pet health.

    The daily dose for dogs and cats is about 10 mg per pound mixed into their food.
    For example, if your dog is 50 pounds, they would get 500 mg or about a quarter teaspoon.

    If you have any questions or if you'd like dosage information for a different type of pet, please feel free to ask us - We are always happy to help :)

    Third Party Analysis Results

    Every batch of this extract is tested by a third party lab for potency and contaminants and must meet or exceed government standards before it is released.

    Related Scientific Studies

    Immune-enhancing effects of Maitake (Grifola frondosa) and Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) extracts

    This study investigates the immune-stimulating effects of glucans from Maitake and Shiitake mushrooms, comparing them to AHCC. After 14 days of oral intake, the combination of Maitake and Shiitake glucans significantly enhanced immune responses, including phagocytosis, NK cell activity, and cytokine secretion, outperforming AHCC. The findings suggest these natural glucans strongly activate both cellular and humoral immunity.

    Bioactive Ingredients and Medicinal Values of Grifola frondosa (Maitake)

    Grifola frondosa, known as hen-of-the-woods or maitake, is an edible mushroom valued for its nutritional and medicinal benefits. This review summarizes research on its bioactive components, including polysaccharides like β-glucans and proteins, which exhibit antitumor, immunomodulatory, and antioxidant properties. The mushroom's diverse bioactive molecules make it promising for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical uses. Further research is necessary to better understand its bioactivity mechanisms and potential applications.

    Maitake Purported Benefits, Side Effects & More

    Maitake mushrooms are used in traditional Asian medicine to help manage diabetes, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, boost immunity, and treat cancer. While safe in food, maitake supplements can interact with certain medications, like blood thinners and diabetes drugs, and should be used under medical supervision. For more details, you can visit the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center page on Maitake.