Maitake Mushroom (Grifola Frondosa)Back to ingredients
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.