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What is Shiitake Mushroom Extract?
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.
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 modern medical oncological practices.
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 Extract Benefits
Shiitake mushroom extract includes the active compounds β(1-3)(1-6)-D-glucans. β-Glucans are directly associated with the immune system and are the most common active compound in all medicinal mushrooms.
What is unique to shiitake mushroom is a compound discovered through research that has been designated eritadenine. Eritadenine is unique to shiitake mushrooms, and it has been suggested to accelerate the removal of blood cholesterol either by stimulating tissue uptake or by inhibiting tissue release. There have been no indications that eritadenine inhibits the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
Where to buy Shiitake Mushroom
Buy Shiitake mushroom extract powder from Mind Nutrition. Our Shiitake extract is 100% organic, and produced from the fruiting bodies exclusively.
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Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1000mg once per day.
Warning: Do not use if the safety seal is broken. Always consult with a medical practitioner prior to use of this or any dietary supplement. Discontinue immediately if any adverse effects occur and contact your healthcare practitioner. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.