Host Defense Mushrooms Maitake Capsules (60 ct)


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Fortify the immune system and boost overall health with Host Defense Mushrooms Maitake Capsules. Studies have shown this mushroom to be rich in the polysaccharide, D-fraction, which is a combination of 70% beta-glucan and 30% proteins. Researchers have determined that it is this heavy concentration of beta-glucan that helps support a stronger immune system.

The Host Defense company was founded by mushroom expert Paul Stamets. Paul Stamets is a renowned mycologist and scientist who has dedicated his life to the research of medicinal fungi and mycoremediation. You can learn more about the amazing work of Paul Stamets here.

Host Defense preserves as much of the nutrients and polysaccharides as possible for the consumer. This is accomplished using a triple extraction method of the Maitake mushroom mycelium. The result is a potent capsule that boosts the immune system and overall health with antioxidants.

Each bottle contains 60 capsules of pure Maitake (Grifola frondosa) mycelium/fermented brown rice biomass extract. It is recommended to take two capsules daily with or without food. All Host Defense mushrooms are sustainably cultivated, certified organic, and U.S.-grown mushrooms from the forest, to the farm, to the customer. All products are third-party lab tested, gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and non-GMO.

Enthusiasts praise this mushroom, not only for its taste but also for the overall sense of well-being it creates. Many say they don’t get sick as often and if they do, it is a relatively short recovery period. Other benefits of Maitake may include:

  • Immune system support
  • Improved recovery time from sickness
  • Stress relief
  • Overall better well-being
Learn more…

What is the Maitake Mushroom?
Maitake mushrooms grow in clumps around the base of maple, elm, or oak trees and resemble a collection of frills. They do not have the traditional look of a stem, cap, and gills like most mushrooms. Maitake can also grow up to one hundred pounds, earning itself the nickname “king of mushrooms.”

Maitake were traditionally harvested in Japan as a delicacy to be added to any dish. The name literally means “dancing mushroom” because people would dance when it was found. The therapeutic and medicinal benefits have only recently been studied in depth.

What are Some Maitake Mushroom Benefits?
As an adaptogen, Maitake are known for naturally restoring the body and promoting overall health. Recent studies have discovered that the Maitake can be so much more beneficial.

  • Immune System Support: Due to the high amount of beta-glucan, researchers concluded that Maitake mushrooms stimulated an immune response and were even stronger when consumed with shiitake mushrooms.

Are There Maitake Mushroom Side Effects?
Even small amounts of Maitake can be a blood thinner. Those who are already taking these kinds of medication should consult with a physician before beginning a Maitake regimen.

What are Maitake Mushroom Capsules?
These easy-to-swallow capsules are filled with pure extracted Maitake. There is no mushroom taste, so all the benefits can be enjoyed with no mushroom flavor.

Where Can You Buy Maitake Mushroom Products?
ShroomBuddy has curated a premium collection of Maitake extracts, powder, and capsules. Many of these products are made with pure Maitake mycelium and fruiting bodies. Others are a combination of multiple functional mushrooms, such as Chaga, Lion’s Mane, and Cordyceps. Be sure to check out our entire line of mushroom products.


Suggested Use:
As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules once per day.  Can be taken with food or on an empty stomach or as recommended by your healthcare professional.

Maitake(Grifola frondosa) mycelium/fermented brown rice biomass, Pullulan (capsule).

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