Host Defense Mushrooms Maitake Extract (1 oz)


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Host Defense Mushrooms Maitake Extract turbo-charges the immune system. Maitake is 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 gives Maitake its unique therapeutic abilities.

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 uses a triple-extraction method of Maitake mushroom mycelium to preserve as much of the nutrients and polysaccharides as possible for the consumer. The result is a potent capsule that supports immune system health while boosting overall health.

Each 1 ounce bottle contains a meticulously crafted extract of pure Maitake (Grifola frondosa) mycelium/fermented brown rice biomass extract. It is recommended to take one milliliter a day 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.

This mushroom is highly sought after for its taste. Many enthusiasts have high praise for the overall sense of well-being it creates. Some 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:

  • Improved immune system
  • Improved recovery time from sickness
  • Relief from stress
  • Better overall well-being
Learn more…

What is the Maitake Mushroom?
Maitake has been traditionally harvested in Japan as a delicacy. They are revered for their light earthy flavor. The name Maitake means “dancing mushroom” in Japanese because people would dance when it was found. The therapeutic and medicinal benefits have only recently been studied in depth, but are looking very promising for the immune system.

Maitake mushrooms grow in what look like frilly clumps around the base of maple, elm, or oak trees. They do not have the traditional mushroom look of a stem, cap, and gills. Maitake can also grow up to one hundred pounds, earning itself the nickname “king of mushrooms.”

What are Some Maitake Mushroom Benefits?
Maitake has been used to naturally restore the body and promote overall health. Recent studies have found that the Maitake can be so much more beneficial.

  • Immune System Support: Researchers concluded that Maitake mushrooms stimulated an immune response and were even stronger when consumed with shiitake mushrooms. These benefits were a direct result of the high amount of beta-glucan in Maitake mushrooms.

Are There Maitake Mushroom Side Effects?
Even small amounts of Maitake have been able to thin a person’s blood. Those who are already taking these kinds of medication should consult with a physician before beginning a Maitake regimen.

What is Maitake Mushroom Extract?
Maitake extract is a tincture made from pure Maitake mushrooms using an extraction method. There is a slight mushroom flavor, so it can be consumed by itself or added to any recipe.

Where Can You Buy Maitake Mushroom Products?
ShroomBuddy has collected numerous 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 Maitake, Lion’s Mane, and Cordyceps. Be sure to check out our entire line of mushroom products.


Suggested Use:
Take 1-2 mL for 1-3 times a day, as needed. For best results, use product daily.

Fresh Maitake Mushroom extract (Grifola frondosa) mycelium/fermented brown rice extract, dried Maitake Mushroom extract (Grifola frondosa) fruit body extract, water, alcohol.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This product contains alcohol (30-40% abv). Do not consume this product if you have alcohol sensitivities, are abstaining from alcohol, or are subject to testing for consuming alcohol products.

Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size – 1 full dropper (1 mL)
Servings per Container – 30

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