The Japanese name maitake translates as "dancing mushroom", which refers to the incredible joy that seekers felt when they found this diseased medical mushroom.
The delicious mushroom is native to Japan, where it is called the queen of mushrooms and is the basis for the popular Japanese dish nabemono. Under feudalism, it was exchanged for silver of the same weight in Japan. It also originally comes from China and North America. It is said to be found all over the world, it needs temperature (5-37 ° C) to grow. In addition to wild growth, maitake is also grown commercially. In China they call the mushroom "Huishuhua", in English they call it "hen-of-the-woods" and in Italy "signorina".
One of the first mentions of maitake comes from the work of traditional Chinese medicine Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, which was written in the years (206 BC - 220 AD).
After centuries of using traditional Chinese medicine, the maitake mushroom was discovered for the "Western" world by the Scottish mycologist James J. Dickson, who in 1785 called it Boletus frondosus. The current name Grifola frondosa was given to the medicinal mushroom maitake in 1821.
Maitake is rich in beta-glucans (mainly beta- (1,3) -D-glucan and beta- (1,6) -D-glucan) glycoproteins, antioxidants - vitamin C, but also vitamin B2 (riboflavin), B5 (pantothenic acid) ) and ergosterol (provitamin D), minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium. Catch polysaccharide, amino acids, phenols or flavonoids are also present.
Maitake can usually be found on the lower parts of oaks, but it also grows on other deciduous - living or dead - trees. The gray thorn and often a large number of fused gray to brownish hats grow in tufts. A bunch of fruiting bodies can reach up to 25 kilograms and a meter in diameter.
Pursuant to EU Regulation No. 432/2012, we may not make any health claims for products that refer to their medicinal effects. We were therefore forced to adapt the texts to the current legislation. Therefore, you will not find much information about the products, but their effect is not affected. See publicly available sources for information on individual medicinal mushrooms.
- Usual dose: 1-2 capsules daily
- Increased dose: 3-10 capsules a day (ideally consult a doctor)
- We recommend taking it 5 days a week and continuing again after two days
- The capsules are taken on an empty stomach (at least half an hour before or 60 minutes after a meal)
- Maitake capsules should be taken with lukewarm water
- 90 capsules x 500 mg, ie 45 g
- (package is enough for 3 months of use)
- Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage
- It is not suitable to take with blood thinners or for acute illness
- Not suitable for pregnant and lactating women
- Not intended for children under 3 years
- Keep out of reach of children
- It is not intended as a substitute for a varied diet
- Store in a dry place at a temperature up to 25 ° C
- Dietary supplement