Cold and flu season got you down?
Powdered maitake mushrooms could be just what the doctor ordered! Boost your immunity for the season ahead.
Other reported benefits:
- may provide blood pressure support
- may reduce the side effects of chemotherapy
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Maitake Medicinal Mushrooms
Maitake mushrooms (Grifola Frondosa) grow at the base of oak trees. This polypor mushroom is one of the tastiest in the world and lots of research has been done on its medicinal benefits.
Maitake mushrooms naturally contain flavonoids, phenols and a-tocopherol: powerful anti-oxidants that give maitake its anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits.
Complex polysaccharides help to promote the activity of certain types of immune system cells such as t-cells, b-cells, macrophages and natural killer cells. These polysaccharides act as immune system regulators.
Immunomodulation is the process of enhancing, stabalising and depressing the immune system, depending on various circumstances in the body. The immune system may need stimulating in cases of bacterial and viral infection. When it comes to auto-immune illnesses, depressing the immune system may ne in order.
Beta-glucans are another arrow in maitake's quiver when it comes to moderating the immune system. On going research shows that maitake mushrooms play a role in protection against many types of cancers. And one complex polysaccharide is leading the way.
D fraction is a complex polysaccharide that can energise certain immune system cells, which can depress the occurrence of tumour cells.
Maitake mushroom has also shown promise against diabetes.