Maitake extract can be used in mediacal and dietrary, grow around robur and other broadleaf, common name is lotus flower, because of the shape is like dance skirt, so Japanese name it as dance mushroom. Maitake has extrusive value of nutrition and medical, it is became a advanced health care food, popular in America, Japanese, and other countries.
Latin Name: Grifola frondosa (Fr.) S. F. Gray.
Specification: polysaccharide 30%-40%
Appearance: Brownish yellow
Maitake extract is rich in minerals (such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium), various vitamins (B2, D2 and niacin), fibers and amino acids. One active constituent in Maitake for enhancing the immune activity was identified in the late 1980s as a protein-bound beta-glucan compound.
Medicinal use and research
It have been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to enhance the immune system. Researchers have also indicated that whole maitake has the ability to regulate blood pressure, glucose, insulin, and both serum and liver lipids, such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids, and may also be useful for weight loss.
In 2009, a phase I/II human trial, conducted by Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, showed Maitake could stimulate the immune systems of breast cancer patients.Small experiments with human cancer patients, have shown Maitake extract can stimulate immune system cells, like NK cells. In vitro research has also shown Maitake can stimulate immune system cells.An in vivo experiment showed that Maitake could stimulate both the innate immune system and adaptive immune system.
In vitro research has shown Maitake can induce apoptosis in cancer cell lines (human prostatic cancer cells, Hep 3B cells, SGC-7901 cells, murine skin carcinoma cells) as well as inhibit the growth of various types of cancer cells (canine cancer cells, bladder cancer cells).Small studies with human cancer patients, revealed a portion of the Maitake mushroom, known as the "Maitake D-fraction", possess anti-cancer activity.In vitro research demonstrated the mushroom has potential anti-metastatic properties. In 1997, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an Investigational New Drug Application for a portion of the mushroom.
Research has shown Maitake has a hypoglycemic effect, and may be beneficial for the management of diabetes. The reason Maitake lowers blood sugar is due to the fact the mushroom naturally contains a alpha glucosidase inhibitor.
Maitake contains antioxidants and may partially inhibit the enzyme cyclooxygenase.An experiment showed that an extract of Maitake inhibited angiogenesis via inhibition of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF).
Usage: Anti tumor, immunity strength, anti hypertension, lower blood sugar and blood fat, anti varies hepatitis virus.and according to foreign report, also has the function of anti-AIDS.
Packing: Packed in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside. 25kg Per Drum or according to the needs of customers.
Storage Situation: Stored in a cool and dry well-closed container, keep away from moisture and strong light / heat.