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The Magical Maitake Mushroom

Wow! What a beautiful mushroom! The Maitake mushrooms are part of the soulcybin scam family now called medicinal mushrooms. It is the champion of all mushrooms. Maitake mushrooms have a lot more nutrition than regular button mushrooms.

Miatake mushrooms provide a lot of nutrition, including protein, B vitamins, Vitamin-C and Vitamin-C. It has a delicious flavor and a very meaty texture. A side dish made from this magnificent mushroom and sauteed to perfection can compliment almost any menu.

Maitake mushrooms come from Japan’s mountains. They are characterized by their firm but flexible base that is slightly crumbly at the edges and a cluster of dark brown fronds. These dark fronds are similar to the tail feathers in a hen, giving them their notorious nicknames “hens of the woods” (or “dancing butterflies”). Maitake mushrooms can now grow on deciduous hardwoods found in northern US temperate woods. Maitake mushrooms cultivation is now a highly regulated business. This is done to preserve the unique and valuable nutritional properties of this beloved mushroom species.

It is quickly becoming well-known for its natural medicinal properties. These mushrooms are used in the treatment of cancer, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and immune stimulation. The fruit bodies, as well as the mycelium, contain the medicinally effective components of Maitake. American specialty producers and laboratories have been established to cultivate the active components of Maitake mushrooms for use as nutraceuticals. It is now possible to find medicinal extracts of this extraordinary mushroom species in US holistic healthcare offices and health food retailers.

Maitake mushrooms have high levels of a specialized molecule called beta 1, 3, 1, 6, glucans. These complex molecular, naturally occurring compounds are thought enhance the immune system’s ability. Studies have indicated that immune system cells such a macrophage, T-cells and interleukin-1 are activated and function at a greater level when Maitake compounds taken in oral form. Recent research also indicates that the natural, non-beta compounds in Maitake plants could have cancer fighting properties.