Supports healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels*
Maitake – The Dancing Mushroom
Maitake (Grifola frondosa) is truly a wondrous mushroom. Maitake translates as “dancing mushroom.” It became the mushroom’s folk name because there are stories of people dancing for joy over the delightful sense of wellbeing it brought into their lives.
Maitake contains rich levels of Beta-D-glucans (a specific polysaccharide factor known as fraction-D) and many other valuable phytochemicals. Research suggests that it may support already healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels as well as immune function. Like reishi and cordyceps, it is an adaptogen, meaning that it helps you deal with stress, tension, and fatigue.*
Real Mushroom Nutrition
Each capsule of MyPure™ Maitake provides 500 mg of our 1:1 extract of 100% non-GMO, certified organic maitake mushrooms, with more Beta-D-Glucans and other nutrients than two capsules of maitake mycelia grown on grain. The mushrooms are hot water treated to break down mushroom cell walls and maximize nutrient bioavailability. MyPure™ Maitake powder is a superb maitake supplement.*
Mushrooms vs Mycelia
For thousands of years, mushrooms have been used by the world’s great holistic traditions for their health benefits. Today, countless Americans use them as supplements. However, most “mushroom” products are not mushrooms at all. They are mycelia.
Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of fungi that grow up through the ground. Mycelia are root-like structures that grow underground. Because mycelia that grows in the wild are too fragile to harvest, those in supplements are grown in plastic bags on rice or other grains. As they mature, they become part of the grain. Because they cannot later be separated, what ends up in your capsule is over 50% grain.
Mushroom benefits stem from mushroom nutrition, and mushroom fruiting bodies provide more of it than grain-grown mycelia. The fruiting bodies provide: ✓ More vitamins and minerals ✓ More ergothioneines (a potent dietary antioxidant amino acid) ✓ More di- and triterpenes (immunomodulators) ✓ Over 20 times more immune-enhancing Beta-(1,3) (1,6)-D-Glucans.