Maitake means “dancing mushroom” in Japanese. It is also known as the “hen of the woods”, “sheep’s head”, “king of mushrooms” (due to its large size), and “cloud mushroom”.
A few of its benefits are thought to be:
It may offer adaptogenic support. - Adaptogens are compounds that adapt to the body’s needs to help provide immune balance and stress reduction. In general, adaptogens are as close to a one-size-fits-all wellness supplement as you will find in nature.
May help balance blood sugar. - A study conducted in 2015 found that mice that regularly consumed Maitake experienced lower glucose levels and a healthier insulin response. All in all, Maitake may have a positive impact on metabolic health, although more human studies are needed to draw any firm conclusions.
May support healthy gut flora - Maitake’s fiber content offers a rich source of prebiotic fiber that may help maintain a healthy gut microbiome. This beneficial bacteria in the gut is crucial for maintaining a healthy immune system.
May boost the immune system - Maitake contains polysaccharides called beta-glucans, or bioactive carbohydrates that may support the immune system. Research suggests that these polysaccharides may support cellular immunity to help prevent illness and infections.
Could help you lose weight. - Thanks to its diverse fiber content, prebiotic support, and benefits for digestion, maitake mushrooms may support healthy weight management and metabolism.
Offers a healthy dose of antioxidants. - Research shows that Maitake offers a significant dose of antioxidants. Antioxidants are important for protecting the body from free radical damage, or tissue damage caused by external toxins. Antioxidants can support a healthy aging process and are thought to potentially help prevent damage to the brain and other tissues as we age.
This tincture is double extracted with purified water and alcohol(1:1 ratio), which means that it has gone through two processes of extraction to get the powerful compounds from the mushroom.
If you are currently taking any medication or are pregnant or undergoing any treatment, we strongly recommend you consult your medical advisor before taking tinctures.