Beautiful in appearance and extraordinary in function, our Maitake Mushroom Powder is used to boost immunity, balance blood sugar and enhance fertility.
- Consciously sourced – our maitake is hand cultivated from growers in China.
- Australian made – we extract and package our maitake on our farm in Gippsland, Victoria.
- Hot water extracted – our maitake is extracted using hot water, making the medicinal qualities available for your body to use.
Maitake grows out of the base of a variety of trees with a beautifully, frilly appearance that any fungi-lover would swoon over. We also love that the literal translation of maitake is “dancing mushroom.”
As for its function, maitake is rich in Beta Glucans, vitamins and antioxidants, giving it a rather impressive resume. It’s been touted for centuries in the east for its immune-boosting properties, role in fertility and potential to prevent disease.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Maitake mushroom (100%)
- 50g Pouch
- 100g Pouch
How to use
Add our maitake mushroom powder to your coffee, tea, smoothie or whatever’s on the menu. We recommend having ½ teaspoon daily, but it’s always best to consult a GP or healthcare professional before using our Maitake Mushroom Powder supplement.
What is hot water extraction?
When we eat mushrooms in their raw form, the medicinal compounds are hard for the body to digest. By putting mushrooms through a hot water extraction process, it breaks down their nutrients making them more available for your body to use. We wrote an article about it here: mushroom powder vs extract.
Are there any side effects of maitake mushroom?
Maitake is considered a safe mushroom to use in your diet with side effects being rare and minor. But as with anything, it’s best to consult your doctor or medical practitioner before incorporating chaga into your diet.
Can children and pregnant women use maitake mushroom?
We’re mushroom farmers, not doctors. So, health advice isn’t our area of expertise. If you’re an expecting mother or have children, it’s best to consult your doctor before using maitake supplements in your diet.
Is there any research on the nutritional and medicinal value of maitake?
Like many alternative medicinal products, research is limited but growing in recent years. Take a look…
Fullerton, S. A., Samadi, A. A., Tortorelis, D. G., Choudhury, M. S., Mallouh, C., Tazaki, H., & Konno, S. (2000). Induction of apoptosis in human prostatic cancer cells with beta-glucan (Maitake mushroom polysaccharide). Molecular Urology, 4(1), 7-13.
Preuss, H. G., Echard, B., Bagchi, D., Perricone, N. V., & Zhuang, C. (2007). Enhanced insulin-hypoglycemic activity in rats consuming a specific glycoprotein extracted from maitake mushroom. Molecular and cellular biochemistry, 306(1-2), 105-113.
Zhuang, C., & Wasser, S. P. (2004). Medicinal Value of Culinary-Medicinal Maitake Mushroom Grifola frondosa (Dicks.: Fr.) SF Gray (Aphyllophoromycetideae). Review. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 6(4).
Kodama, N., Kakuno, T., & Nanba, H. (2003). Stimulation of the natural immune system in normal mice by polysaccharide from maitake mushroom. Mycoscience, 44(3), 257-261.
Konno, S., Aynehchi, S., Dolin, D. J., Schwartz, A. M., Choudhury, M. S., & Tazaki, H. (2002). Anticancer and hypoglycemic effects of polysaccharides in edible and medicinal Maitake mushroom [Grifola frondosa (Dicks.: Fr.) SF Gray]. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 4(3).
Fast and efficient service...good product.
I've never tried mushroom powders before so not sure what to look for when evaluating and haven't been taking it long enough for the desired effect to take place. That said, I'm happy with the look, taste and texture of the product.
I'm also happy with the service. I've had a couple of queries with orders that were handled promptly and satisfactorily.
I will be back for more.
Maitake Mushroom Powder
I read that it was good to consume Maitake with high carb meals and one thing I have noticed after taking Maitake after lunch is that my afternoon-sweet-cravings are gone! So thankful for that!! It might be because it helps you keep healthy blood sugar levels.
Always trying new. No bad taste, hoping it adds to my overall wellness :)