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shiitake mushroom extract

What are mushroom extracts?


Although certain mushrooms have been used since pre-history, the ability to identify beneficial properties and then extract the active ingredient started with the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928.

The fungus with probably the longest record of use, Ganoderma lucidum (Red Reishi), is known in Chinese as líng zhī (“spirit plant”), and in Japanese as mannentake (“10,000 year mushroom”). In ancient Japan, Grifola frondosa (Maitake) was worth its weight in silver. Inonotus obliquus (Chaga) was used in Russia as early as the 16th century.

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shiitake mushroom extract

Shiitake mushrooms are an edible variety of mushroom native to China, particularly known for their healing properties.
The mushrooms themselves are brown and fleshy with a curved cap that can grow anywhere between 5 to 25cm in diameter.
The shiitake mushroom has been cultivated in Asia for well over 1000 years – there is record of its growth as early as 1000AD, and is now the third most widely produced mushroom in the world.
The shiitake mushroom has been used as a symbol of longevity in Asian countries due to its health-promoting properties.
Shiitake mushrooms contain fat, carbohydrate, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. However, it’s key component is called Shiitake mushrooms polysaccharide. Shiitake mushrooms polysaccharide is extracted from the crushing mycelium of mushroom, which is rich in polysaccharides and lignin.

1. Reduces blood cholesterol levels;
2. Anti-bacterial properties;
3. Anti-viral properties;
4. Anti-tumor;
5. Prevents blood pressure increase;
6. Stimulates the immune system;
7. Thrombosis prevention.