Organic Maitake Mushroom Powder 2 oz
Maitake mushroom is a fungus that has been eaten as food in Asia for thousands of years. People also use it to make medicine.
The maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa), also known as “sheep’s head” or “hen of the woods,” is a polypore that grows at the bases of oak trees.
Benefits of Maitake:
Boosts Immune System
Maitake mushrooms contain a polysaccharide fiber called beta glucan. The beta glucans in maitake mushrooms works to activate and increase production of certain immune system cells such as macrophages, T-cells, natural killer cells, and neutrophils. These cells can help the immune system to more quickly and efficiently fight against illness. This can increase your resistance against sickness and disease, help your body remove cellular wastes, and speed up recovery from tissue damage.
Lower Blood Sugar Levels
According to a study by Keiko Kubo and Hiroaki Nanba, a decrease in blood glucose levels is observed in mice given doses of maitake mushrooms compared to a control group.
The researchers believe that the mushrooms may work to decrease insulin resistance thereby increasing insulin sensitivity.
Promotes Heart Health and Weight Loss
Intake of maitake mushrooms can help to decrease blood pressure levels, lower total cholesterol levels, and help maintain weight which can all help to promote heart health.
The mushrooms are found to be low in calories and high in fiber which can increase satiety and feelings of fullness. Feeling full faster can help to decrease overall food intake resulting in weight loss and maintenance. A study by Yokota gave 30 overweight adults daily doses of maitake mushrooms without changing any other aspects of their diets. At the end of the 2-month study, participants lost an average of 7 to 13 lbs.
How to use: Start small with a 1/8 of a tsp per day and gradually build up as your body adapts to it’s potency to 1/2 teaspoon or more, until desired results are achieved.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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