Maitake Mushroom Benefits and Medicinal Uses

 

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Maitake Mushroom

Maitake Mushroom Maitake is a large mushroom that is native to northeastern Japan and limited areas in Europe and North America. The mushroom provides medicinal benefits and has a unique taste.

Because this plant is extremely sensitive to changes in the environment, it is difficult to grown away from its natural habitat. New methods of cultivation have been discovered by the Japanese making it easier for the U.S. and Japan to grow maitake.

Maitake contains “immunomodulators” called complex polysaccharides that help increase the body’s immune function. The polysaccharides in maitake are some of the strongest in existence. The main polysaccharide in maitake, beta-D-glucan, is being researched to see if it is an effective treatment for HIV and cancer.

Dosage and Administration

Maitake can be ingested as a tea, tablet, capsule, or in dietary form. Since the body of the mushroom contains more polysaccharide than the mycelium, the fruit body is suggested for supplementation and consumption. 3-7 grams of pure maitake can be taken daily.

Maitake is also available to liquid form. Follow doses provided by the manufacturer.

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