Organic Maitake Mushroom Powder
Maitake is one of a small group of functional mushrooms that provides adaptogenic support. Adaptogens are substances that increase a person’s ability to adapt and recover from stress. As a beneficial adaptogen, maitake helps to promote a natural balance and healthy stress response in the body.
Maitake has been shown to support healthy blood sugar levels. This functional mushroom supports metabolic health. An research study also found that the extract of maitake mushrooms demonstrated improvements in insulin resistance. The fiber content of maitake mushrooms aids efficient digestion. Maitake, like other mushrooms, contains plenty of prebiotic fiber. Its polysaccharides support microbial diversity in the intestines, enabling the growth of beneficial bacteria and promoting a healthy gut flora.
Through the combined benefits of support for favorable gut flora, its fiber content, and its effects on digestion, maitake supports healthy weight management. By including it in your daily diet, you can support your body in maintaining efficient metabolism and healthy body weight.
The beta-glucans content of maitake has immune-supporting effects. The mushroom's bioactive polysaccharides support both cellular and humoral immunity. This helps the body ward off pathogens—particularly useful when there's a cold going around at the office, or you're experiencing stress and have a weakened immune system. Maitake mushrooms contain proteins and glycoproteins that may have a potential role in keeping the immune system functioning properly; they also have antioxidant abilities
Oxidation occurs as a result of natural body processes and functions, as well as exposure to certain external toxins. When unchecked, this process can cause oxidative stress that damages and ages body tissues. Antioxidants found in maitake mushrooms benefit the body by neutralizing free radicals that cause oxidative stress. Maitake supports the body’s response to inflammation and oxidation, supporting healthy aging.
Maitake mushrooms show potential for anti-cancer activity. Researchers have found that maitake extracts may slow tumor growth by activating immune cells that inhibit cancer cell growth—namely natural killer cells and T-cells. Beta-glucan contains something called D-fraction, which is also thought to have anti-tumor properties.
The beta-glucans present in maitake mushrooms specifically has been studied for their anti-inflammatory effects. Mushrooms, in general, are considered an anti-inflammatory functional food. Inflammation is a complex response in the human body that works to counteract injury or harmful stimuli including pathogens, cell damage, and irritation.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, also known as PCOS, is a condition caused by an overproduction of male hormones by the ovaries, resulting in small cysts on the ovaries and symptoms like acne, weight gain and infertility. Some research suggests that maitake mushrooms may be therapeutic against PCOS and could help combat common issues like infertility. A 2010 study conducted at the J.T. Chen Clinic’s Department of Gynecology in Tokyo, for example, found that maitake extract was able to induce ovulation for 77 percent of participants with PCOS and was nearly as effective as some of the conventional medications used for treatment.
Suggested Use: Take 1 teaspoon with food 1-2 times daily.
Disclaimer: This product is not for use by pregnant or lactating women. Consult your healthcare practitioner before use if you have or if you had any previous health condition that you are taking any medications for including OTC medications or if you are planning a medical procedure. Discontinue use immediately and contact your healthcare provider if any adverse reactions occur. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Not intended for persons under age 18