Maitake Mushroom Powder

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Maitake Mushroom Powder

Latin name: Grifola frondosa 

Health Benefits of Maitake Mushroom Powder

Maitake is among the world's most beneficial functional mushrooms. Its name is translated as the dancing mushroom.  This feathered mushroom offers a wide range of health benefits, including its ability to help support healthy blood sugar levels and immune health.  Health benefits include: 

  • Can help reduce your cholesterol, improving artery functionality and overall cardiovascular health to lower your risk for heart disease.
  • Used in traditional Chinese medicine to improve spleen and stomach health as well as to help calm nerves.
  • Maitake mushrooms are nutritious and beneficial as a functional food. Their nutrient value comes from amino acids, B vitamins, and minerals, including copper, zinc, and phosphorus. 
  • As a beneficial adaptogen, maitake helps to promote a natural balance and healthy stress response in the body.
  • Shown to support healthy blood sugar levels.
  • Supports metabolic health.
  • Fiber content aids digestion and promotes healthy gut flora.
  • Beta-glucans content of maitake has immune-supporting effects.
  • Antioxidants found in maitake mushrooms benefit the body by neutralizing free radicals that cause oxidative stress.
  • Maitake supports the body’s response to inflammation and oxidation, supporting healthy aging.

How to Use Maitake Mushroom Powder

  • Simply shake some into simmering soups, omelets, pasta dishes, roasted vegetables, smoothies, salads, stir-fries.
  • Earthy, savory and rich. Goes well with other savory herbs, such as onion and garlic, as well as rosemary, thyme, coriander and cumin.
  • Can also be encapsulated as a dietary supplement.  

Cautions and Side of Maitake Mushroom Powder

  • Because compounds in the mushroom may reduce blood pressure and blood sugar, check with your physician before using this powder if you take anti-diabetes or high blood pressure medications.
  • Maitake may also increase the blood thinning effects of anticoagulants, such as coumadin (Warfarin).

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