• Manages sugar levels

  • Lowers choloesterol levels

  • Immune benefits

  • Inhibits cancer development

  • D-Fraction

  • Packed with antioxidants

  • Protects against diabetes

Maitake, or Hen of the Woods, is a clustering polypore mushroom that ranks as one of the best medicinal foods in the woods. Hens take longer to appear than other mushroom strains, the mycelium is very slow growing and can take 2-3 years to fruit, but once it is established will appear for many years after! Always fruits in the fall and winter months, it actually forms from buried wood and expands under a protective blanket of leaves before emerging. Maitake has been the subject of studies worldwide and is known for supporting normal cell growth.

Maitake mushrooms contain chemicals that may enhance the immune system and provide anti-cancer properties. A 2009 human trial at Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center found that Maitake appeared to stimulate the immune systems of breast cancer patients. Other studies have also shown that Maitake can stimulate immune system cells in cancer patients. Maitake has also proved to have hypoglycemic effects and may be helpful in managing diabetes. Maitake may also relieve side effects of chemotherapy. It may be used to help treat HIV/AIDS, high blood pressure and blood sugar, hepatitis, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), viral meningitis, thyroid cancer, and infertility caused by polycystic ovary syndrome.


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