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Premium Organic Shiitake Mushroom Extract Powder | 100% Pure Lentinus edodes | Immune Support & Natural Flavour Enhancer

Premium Organic Shiitake Mushroom Extract Powder | 100% Pure Lentinus edodes | Immune Support & Natural Flavour Enhancer

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    Experience the natural goodness of our Premium Organic Shiitake Mushroom Extract Powder! Made from 100% pure Lentinus edodes, this potent extract is a powerhouse of immune-boosting properties. Enhance your well-being while enjoying the rich, earthy flavour it adds to your favorite dishes.

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    Best Known For

    Shiitake mushrooms are highly valued for their distinctive flavor and health-promoting properties. They are particularly noted for their ability to enhance the immune system, thanks to their high levels of vitamins, minerals, and beta-glucans. These mushrooms are also studied for their cholesterol-lowering effects and potential to support cardiovascular health. Furthermore, shiitake is believed to have anti-cancer benefits, attributed to its unique phytochemicals. In addition to these benefits, shiitake mushrooms are used to promote skin health through their antioxidant properties. Available in various forms such as fresh, dried, or as dietary supplements, shiitake mushrooms offer a practical way to enrich one's diet and health regimen.

    Did you know?

    Heart Health Benefits: Shiitake mushrooms contain compounds like eritadenine and sterols that help lower cholesterol levels. This can contribute to improved cardiovascular health by reducing the risk of heart disease and maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.

    Rich in Nutrients: Shiitake mushrooms are a great source of essential nutrients, including B vitamins, vitamin D, and minerals like selenium, copper, and zinc. These nutrients are important for overall health, supporting immune function, energy production, and maintaining strong bones.

    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

    Shiitake extract powder features a robust, umami scent with notes of woodiness, similar to its fresh counterpart. The colour ranges from rich brown to a darker coffee shade. Its flavour is intensely savoury with a slight garlicky undertone, delivering a deep, meaty taste that enhances any culinary dish it accompanies.

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

    Detailed Description

    Our Shiitake Mushroom Extract is sourced from the finest organic farms, ensuring top-notch quality and ethical practices. Each batch is carefully processed to preserve the mushrooms' nutrients and deliver the most effective benefits.
    Perfect for boosting soups, stews, and sauces, this extract powder elevates your culinary creations to new heights. Plus, its natural umami taste makes it an excellent alternative to artificial flavour enhancers.
    Join the ranks of our delighted customers who have experienced increased vitality and improved overall health. Take the first step toward a healthier lifestyle by adding our Shiitake Mushroom Extract Powder to your cart now!
    Note: To maximize its shelf life and potency, store this extract powder in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Follow our simple care instructions to enjoy its benefits for months to come.
    We are committed to your satisfaction, and our excellent customer reviews speak to the quality of our products. Order now and embrace the goodness of nature with our Organic Shiitake Mushroom Extract Powder!

    Ingredients

    Organic Shiitake mushroom extract powder with over 35% beta-glucan content. Made from 100% fruiting bodies with 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

    Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is a popular mushroom known for its rich, savory flavor and numerous health benefits. Originating in East Asia, it's a staple in many dishes and is revered for its nutritional value. Shiitake is rich in vitamins and minerals, supporting overall health and boosting the immune system. It's also recognized for its potential to reduce cholesterol levels and promote heart health. Additionally, shiitake contains compounds that may have anti-cancer properties. People use it to improve skin health due to its high content of antioxidants. Shiitake is versatile and can be used fresh or dried in cooking, or taken as a supplement in powder or capsule form.

    For Pets

    Shiitake mushroom extract is beneficial for pets, mainly due to its immune-boosting and overall health-enhancing properties. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, supporting cardiovascular health and promoting robust immune responses. Shiitake also contains compounds that can help reduce cholesterol levels and improve circulation. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties contribute to the overall wellness and longevity of pets. Regular inclusion of shiitake in pet diets can aid in maintaining good health and vitality.

    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 - info@ecogenya.com. 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

    Consuming Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) Mushrooms Daily Improves Human Immunity: A Randomized Dietary Intervention in Healthy Young Adults

    A study tested the immune effects of shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) in 52 adults over 4 weeks. Results showed improved cell activation and proliferation, higher secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) indicating better gut immunity, and reduced inflammation as indicated by lower C-reactive protein (CRP). Changes in cytokine levels suggested a healthier, less inflammatory state. This suggests regular consumption of shiitake mushrooms can boost human immune function.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25866155/

    Shiitake Mushroom Purported Benefits, Side Effects & More

    Shiitake mushrooms are used in traditional Asian medicine for their potential health benefits, particularly in cancer prevention and treatment. They contain a compound called lentinan, which may help extend the survival of cancer patients when used with chemotherapy. Shiitake is also believed to boost the immune system and lower cholesterol. However, more research is needed to confirm these effects. For more detailed information, you can visit the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center page on Shiitake mushrooms.

    https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/shiitake-mushroom

    Mushrooms boost immunity, suggests research

    Could eating a mushroom daily prevent frequent doctor visits? Preliminary research suggests that Shiitake mushrooms may enhance immune function. Globally, there are thousands of mushroom species, but only about 20 are commonly used in cooking. Native to Asia, Shiitake mushrooms are grown both for their flavor and health benefits.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150416112826.htm