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Miatake Mushroom

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10~30% Polysaccharides (beta-glucan)
Maitake mushrooms (Grifola frondosa)
Maitake mushrooms (Grifola frondosa) fungi that can be eaten. The mushroom has a large fruiting body and overlapping caps. Maitake has been used both as a food and for medical conditions.


Uses:These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.


Cancer,  Diabetes


Immune system enhancement


*Key to gradesA: Strong scientific evidence for this use; B: Good scientific evidence for this use; C: Unclear scientific evidence for this use; D: Fair scientific evidence against this use; F: Strong scientific evidence against this use.

Maitake has not been studied thoroughly in humans, and its effects are not well known. Because it has been used historically as a food, it is thought that low doses may be safe. Avoid if allergic or hypersensitive to Grifola frondosa (maitake). Use caution with a history of low blood pressure, diabetes, or with drugs herbs or supplements that treat such conditions. Avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Possible side effects:
Low blood pressure, low blood sugar, lung inflammation caused by hypersensitivity
Possible interactions:
Drugs that alter blood sugar levels (like insulin), drugs that lower blood pressure, and other herbs and supplements that have similar effects.
Adults (18 years and older):
Capsules, tablets, or liquid extract: Doses of beta-glucan from maitake range from 0.5-1 milligram per kilogram daily, taken in divided doses.
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