Shiitake Mushroom Fruiting Body 1:1 Extract Powder - Organic

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Shiitake Mushroom 1:1 Extract (Lentinula edodes)

100% Pure Mushroom, no grain or fillers - Hot water extracted

  • Powerful Immune Support
  • Supports Cardiovascular Health and Can Lower Cholesterol
  • Anti-Cancer and Anti-Tumor Effects
  • Antimicrobial and Antiviral Effects
  • Nutrient and Protein Rich
The shiitake mushroom is prized around the world for its properties. Long a symbol of longevity in Asia because of their health-promoting properties, shiitake mushrooms have been used medicinally by the Chinese for more than 6,000 yrs. 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.

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".

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 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 have a strong antiviral effect which is believed to be caused by the amount of interferons inherent in the mushroom. Interferons 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 takin 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. 

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

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

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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
    Very fine shiitake extract

    Posted by cynthia on 23rd Nov 2018

    This is an excellent shiitake extract. I am so pleased with it! Very fine powder, rich smell, dissolves easily. The description above indicates this is a nammex product. If so it is definitely top of the line. I'm so happy to have found this, and for an affordable price. Thank you so much for carrying it.

  • 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