An adaptogen and antioxidant. It supports healthy immune function, blood sugar metabolism and inflammatory response.*
- SUPPLEMENT FACTS
- HOW TO USE
Maitake – The Dancing Mushroom
Maitake (Grifola frondosa) is truly a wondrous mushroom. Maitake translates as “dancing mushroom.” It became the mushroom’s folk name because there are stories of people dancing for joy over the delightful sense of wellbeing it brought into their lives.
Rich in Beta-D-glucans
Maitake contains rich levels of Beta-D-glucans (a specific polysaccharide factor known as fraction-D) and many other valuable phytochemicals. Research suggests that it may support already healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels as well as immune function. Like reishi and cordyceps, it is an adaptogen, meaning that it helps you deal with stress, tension and fatigue.*
Each capsule of MyPure™ Maitake provides 500 mg of our 1:1 extract of 100% non-GMO, certified organic maitake mushrooms, with more Beta-D-Glucans and other nutrients than two capsules of maitake mycelia grown on grain. The mushrooms are hot water treated to break down mushroom cell walls and maximize nutrient bioavailability. MyPure™ Maitake powder is a superb maitake supplement.*
MUSHROOMS VS MYCELIUM
For thousands of years, mushrooms have been used by the world’s great holistic traditions for their health benefits. Today, countless Americans use them as supplements. However, most “mushroom” products are not mushrooms at all. They are mycelia.
Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of fungi that grow up through the ground. Mycelia are root-like structures that grow underground. Because mycelia that grows in the wild are too fragile to harvest, those in supplements are grown in plastic bags on rice or other grains. As they mature, they become part of the grain. Because they cannot later be separated, what ends up in your capsule is over 50% grain.
Mushroom benefits stem from mushroom nutrition, and mushroom fruiting bodies provide more of it than grain grown mycelia. The fruiting bodies provide:
~ More vitamins & minerals
~ More ergothioneines
~ More di- & triterpenes
~ Over 20 times more immune enhancing Beta-(1,3) (1,6)-D-Glucans.
To get the real mushroom nutrition you want, make sure your label reads, “100% Mushroom Fruiting Bodies” and is standardized to 20% to 40% beta-glucans
Organic Maitake mushroom extract.
Take 1 capsule daily with or without food.
Careful ingredient sourcing and using the right tests to ensure safety and quality are a priority for us. Here are our lab results for the current batch of MyPure™ Maitake.
Heavy Metal Testing
Is MyPure™ Maitake safe to take if you have kidney stones?
Some mushrooms, like those in our MyPure™ formulas, do contain trace amounts of oxalates and salicylates, which are known to cause kidney stones. However, this amount is very minimal – ½ mg per one capsule.
Typical dietary intake of oxalates are from 200 to 300 mg per day and come mostly from beans, green leafy vegetables, coffee, etc. Those at risk for kidney stones are advised to keep daily oxalate intake at no more than 100 mg. Given these recommendations, the oxalates in MyPure™ mushroom formulas are insignificant.*
Dietary salicylates come mostly from fruits, vegetables, coffee, and spices, but are also found in meats, fish, and fowl. Like oxalates, they’re present in all healthy foods. Typical American diets provide from 10 to 200 mg of daily salicylates. Those with salicylate sensitivity (a very rare issue) should keep salicylates in the lower range. Fresh mushrooms contain about .1 to .25 mg of salicylates per 100 grams. Each capsule of MyPure™ Maitake would be expected to contain about 1/20th of that amount. In other words, it would take from 800 to 1600 capsules to get to 10 mg of total salicylates.*
MyPure™ mushroom formulas are not a significant source of oxalates or salicylates. However, if you have specific issues with these dietary factors, you should consult your health care professional before using any product that might contain them.*
How do you determine the total mg amount of mushrooms in MyPure™ Maitake?
The basics of mushroom extraction are simple. Unnecessary factors are removed to concentrate mushroom nutrition into a smaller space. In a 1:1 extract, only water is removed. Since mushrooms are over 90% water, a 1:1 extract is about 10 times more concentrated than a fresh mushroom. In other words, a 500 mg capsule represents about 5000 mg of fresh mushroom nutrition.
Stronger extracts delete other factors, like indigestible fibers. These factors may constitute up to 90% of mushroom powder after water is removed and increase the concentration by another factor of 10. This would mean that a 500 mg capsule could contain as much nutrition as 50,000 mg of fresh mushrooms.
Extracts are expressed as ratios to give a basic concept of how much fresh food nutrition the extract contains. To determine the fresh mushroom nutrition equivalent found in MyPure™ Maitake, first, multiply the first number of the ratio by 10 (to represent the removal of water). Then multiply that number by the amount of the extract that is present in the capsule.
MyPure™ Maitake contains 500 mg of maitake 1:1 extract.
1. Multiply the first number of the extract ratio by 10.
1 x 10 = 10
2. Multiply the amounts of each extract present by the numbers derived from step one.
500 mg x 10 = 5,000 mg
The labels of our products do not list these numbers because they can be confusing. However, these are the real approximations of fresh mushroom nutrition represented in each capsule.
Should MyPure™ Maitake be taken in the morning or at night?
MyPure™ Maitake can be taken at any time of the day.
Where do the maitake in MyPure™ Maitake come from?
The maitake used in MyPure™ Maitake is sourced from China. China, in fact, is the only practical source of real, certified organic, non-GMO mushroom fruiting bodies. Maitake mushrooms grown in the United States for use in supplements are not fruiting bodies but mycelia grown on grain.
While mushroom fruiting bodies are the parts of fungal organisms that grow above ground, the mycelium is the filament-like root structure that grows beneath. The mycelium used by major American supplement manufacturers is grown in factories in plastic bags on rice, corn, rye, or other grain. As the mycelium grows, it becomes one with the grain. The result is a product that is up to 60% grain. Studies show that mushroom fruiting bodies have up to 20 times more immune factors than mycelia grown on grain.
In case you’re concerned about the mushroom quality because they come from China, every batch is tested for pesticides, heavy metals, potency, purity, etc. There are no finer mushrooms on the planet.
I absolutely love these Maitake caps! These little powerhouse supplements are helping my mind and body rhythms get back to optimal. I've subscribed to keep these available all year.