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Maitake

Maitake is a heavily studied medicinal mushroom extract whose beta-glucans (complex molecules known as polysaccharides) help:

  • improve immune system function
  • reduce chemotherapy side affects
  • help cancer regression
  • help fight viral infection

Indigenous to northern Japan, Maitake has along history as food and medicinally. Japanese have long used Maitake as an adaptogen, a nutrient that helps balance various systems and functions of the body.

In the 1980s Dr. Nanba, professor of microbiology at Kobe Pharmaceutical University, was the first to discover Maitake had special anti-tumor activity. According to studies Maitake extracts have particular powerful impact when taken orally compared to other mushroom extracts on stimulating natural killer cell activity.

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