Shiitake Mushroom 1:1 Extract Powder - Organic

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SHIITAKE MUSHROOM EXTRACT

Lentinula edodes

Nammex organic Shiitake mushrooms are processed by hot water extraction into a fine powder suitable for encapsulation or beverages.

Beta (1-3),(1-6)-glucans Greater than 30%
Starch Less than 5.0%

SHIITAKE IS 100% PURE MUSHROOM

No added fillers, starch, grains or mycelium

Shiitake Mushroom History

In the 12th century, shiitake mushroom cultivation began in the mountains of central China. Using fallen trees and then wood logs, early cultivators were able to plant spores and help nature produce a larger crop. A fragrant and delicious edible mushroom, shiitake is now the second most popular cultivated mushroom in the world.

Proudly Made in China

Not All Medicinal Mushrooms Products are Created Equal

US lab-grown Shiitake is mycelium grown on grain. Analysis has shown that US Shiitake mycelium on grain has low levels of beta-glucan and very high levels of starch. We only use 100% organic fruiting bodies which are rigorously tested and guaranteed for active compounds

Shiitake Mushroom Uses

In the 1970’s, the Japanese mushroom industry supported extensive research into the nutritional and medicinal properties of shiitake. The scientist Goro Chihara fractionated shiitake polysaccharides and named the most active fraction lentinan, a pure beta-1-3-glucan. This compound was developed into a drug that has been utilized as a complement to traditional medical practices for cancer therapy. Research has also discovered a compound in shiitake, eritadinine, that has lowered cholesterol in some studies.

 

The shiitake mushroom is prized around the world for its medicinal properties. It is one of the most popular sources of protein in China, Japan, and the rest of Asia. Its popularity is not due to its ample protein but its delicious flavor and other medicinal attributes.

No health benefit is better documented for shiitake mushroom than immune support. In fact, the immune support track record for this mushroom is fascinating. The nutrients in shiitake mushrooms can boost your immune function, decreasing risk of infection and even improving symptoms of some illnesses, including HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Shiitake mushrooms are high in several essential nutrients, including protein, iron and antioxidant vitamin C. Shiitake mushrooms have a strong antiviral effect which is believed to be caused by the amount of interferons inherent in the mushroom. Inteferons are natural proteins that are typically created in vertebrates which create them as a reaction to viruses, bacteria, cancerous cells, and parasites. They help to inhibit the replication of these pathogens and therefore the existence of them in shiitake mushrooms boosts the immune system of the consumer.

It has also been discovered that the consumption of shiitake mushrooms lowers blood cholesterol levels by up to 40-45%. The results were most apparent in the studies when Shiitakes were simultaneously consumed with high cholesterol foods. Because it contains no cholesterol itself but is an excellent substitute for cholesterol heavy meats, it is the perfect choice for someone who needs to cut back on their red meat intake.

Lentinan, a compound in shiitake mushrooms, plays a role in protecting your body against cancer, as well as treating cancerous tumors, according to the American Cancer Society. Used primarily in traditional Asian medicine, shiitake mushrooms, either eaten as the vegetable or taken in the form of supplements, may slow or even reverse the progression of tumor growth, and can keep your body from replicating viruses that cause other serious illness, such as hepatitis.

As a food source, Shiitake contains all eight of the essential amino acids in a better ratio than meat, milk, eggs, or soy beans. Not to mention they contain an excellent combination of vitamins and mineral including A, B, B12, C, and D. In addition, Shiitake produces a fat-absorbing compound which is perfect for those wanting to lose weight. It's no wonder why the shiitake is also known as the "miracle mushroom".

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Immune system booster, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, antioxidant, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, stress reducer, sexual potentiator, high in vitamins and minerals, cancer prevention and treatment, helps with energy metabolism and encourages weight loss.

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  • 5
    i won't be without it

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Apr 2017

    It keeps my herpies under control, helps my vision and body sweat/Oder is gone