Used medicinally in China and Japan for thousands of years, Maitake is known as the ‘dancing mushroom’ for the joy it has given people. Maitake is a popular gourmet mushroom used in cooking. However, it is also a medicinal mushroom favoured for a nutrient profile rich in antioxidants and beta-glucans, a group of polysaccharides that have demonstrated potent immune-modulating effects. It has also demonstrated biologically active effects on blood glucose levels and cholesterol. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Maitake is esteemed for balancing heat and damp conditions and tonifying spleen ‘Qi’ energy responsible for the absorption of nutrients. Our powder offers a versatile number of uses: add to teas and drinks, or blend into your smoothies and recipes.
Our products are formulated by naturopaths and world class experts in medicinal mushrooms. We cultivate our Maitake on specialist organic mushroom farms and grow them under nature-identical conditions, so they have a similar nutritional profile to wild mushrooms. All our products are third-party tested to ensure purity of the mushroom strain. We also screen them for contaminants, pesticides and heavy metals, so you can be assured they are manufactured to the highest quality and standards.