Maitake Mushroom (Grifola Frondosa)

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Where it's from: China, Japan, North America and Europe

Form: Powder

Benefits of Maitake Mushroom

  • Blood sugar management
  • Supports nervous system
  • Cardiovascular health

      What is Maitake Mushroom? 

      Maitake Mushroom, or ‘dancing mushroom’ in Japanese, is a major culinary mushroom. The Japanese name allegedly comes from foragers dancing around after they found it in the wild. 

      Studies show the polysaccharides in Maitake Mushrooms possess hyperglycemic and anti-oxidative qualities. Being hyperglycemic means that they could help to control and reduce blood sugar levels, and this can have a range of other health benefits for the heart and nervous system. As an antioxidant, they help to combat and neutralise harmful ‘free radicals’ (unstable molecules) that are associated with a range of diseases. Antioxidants, such as the Maitake Mushroom, can help protect the nervous system, contributing to our body’s protection from neurological diseases.

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