Maitake (‘Dancing mushroom’) is a very popular mushroom and is currently being cultivated around the world. Traditional Chinese medicine believes in its cleansing effects and it has been used for thousands of years. Here we offer Maitake in the form of a mushroom powder/biomass, when the fruiting body of the dried mushroom is ground to a very fine powder using a special shellbroken method which breaks the chitin shell of the cell and releases the active substances. This form has a more delicate effect compared with extract.
Tested in the German Agrolab.
Maitake (Grifola frondosa, also known as the hen of the woods, ram’s head and sheep’s head) has been respected in Asia for centuries because its potential beneficial effects on the human body are huge. Maitake contains a wide range of medicinal substances, especially its high content of ergosterol, which is the precursor of vitamin D, is remarkable. The effects of Maitake can harmonise the human metabolism.
Package content: 100g Grifola frondosa fruiting body organic powder (biomass/powder)
Weight content: 100g
Excipients: no excipients, additives or preservatives
Maitake (Grifola frondosa; translated as the ‘Dancing mushroom’, this name is based on the responses of its seekers dancing happily when they found this amazing and highly valued mushroom) is a Polyporales, parasitic mushroom with a fruiting body which looks like a large cluster that is made up of a stem with up to several hundred caps grown together. The fruiting body of the Maitake can therefore reach a width of 100 cm. It grows at the base of trees and stumps. Maitake comes from Asia and North America, but is now widespread around the world and is being grown commercially.
Maitake is popular in the culinary industry, it has a rich, delicate flavour and a very pleasant aroma, but it’s even better known as a medicinal mushroom that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, while it was first mentioned in ‘western cultures’ in 1785, by Scottish mycologist, James J. Dickson. Maitake contains many biologically active substances, starting with vitamins, minerals and polysaccharides, proteoglycans (D-fraction), phenols, flavonoids and unsaturated fatty acids.
The quality of our products and the satisfaction of our customers are our highest priority. All of our products are regularly tested for heavy metals, pesticides and other substances that burden the human body. This product also meets the criteria for BIO.
Warning: These product is not intended for children under 3 years of age, for pregnant and nursing mothers. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Keep out of reach of children. The product does not serve as a substitute for a varied diet. It does not contain ephedrine, caffeine, gluten, preservatives, dyes or sugar.
The products on this site are supplements. These are not medicines and cannot be confused with prescription drugs.
Most of our raw mushroom material comes from China. Ecology isn’t often a priority for contemporary China. Therefore, it’s difficult, but at the same time necessary to seek absolutely pure nature untouched by industry for cultivation of medicinal mushrooms. MycoMedica mainly uses mushrooms grown in in the Fujian, Anhui and Jiangxi provinces, where there are areas virtually untouched by civilisation. Pesticides, heavy metals, microorganisms, moulds, radioactivity are a danger, which raw mushroom material must be protected against unconditionally.
All the raw mushroom material we use to produce our mushroom products is tested before processing in Agrolab, an independent German laboratory for more than 500 types of known heavy metals, pesticides and microorganisms that are harmful to humans. We are able to present these tests on request.
Classic tests conducted by the German lab. Agrolab have now been expanded with testing forpolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which have carcinogenic effects, which can affect fetal development and are also linked to cardiovascular diseases. See here.
The final production of our products takes place under the strictest hygienic conditions in the Czech Republic. For our production, we use the standards ISO 9001/2009, certified HACCP and the system of quality IFS.
We also offer free advisory services for our products.
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We train experts in mycotherapy, who can use our mushrooms effectively in their practice. We also hold international seminars on medicinal mushrooms, these are attended by leading experts on this issue.
If we want to use as many active substances as possible from mushrooms, we must process them allowing them to disrupt the chitinous envelope of the mushroom cell. Humans don’t have the necessary enzymes to digest chitin, so they’re unable to release active substances from the mushroom cell wall during digestion and instead they excrete them from their organism.
It’s possible to produce a decoction from dried mushrooms. However, this traditional method requires a large number of mushrooms to achieve therapeutic effects.
b) mushroom powder or biomass
Dried mushrooms are ground to a very fine powder. This partially disturbs the chitin envelope and the body is then able to extract active substances from the mushroom.
We can break the chitin barrier using gentle extraction with hot water and extract the maximum amount of active substances from the mushroom. In the case of most kinds of mushrooms, it’s also necessary to perform condensation using ethanol at the end of the extraction process (the so-calleddouble extraction ), as some active substances are water insoluble.
Extraction is the most optimal method for processing mushrooms for medical purposes. This is why the overwhelming majority of medical studies are conducted with extracts and not with mushroom powder.
The main, although not the only active substances of medicinal mushrooms are polysaccharides (mainly β-(1, 3)-D-glucans). While dried powder contains about 0.5‒3% polysaccharides, our extracts contain 30%.
Another good argument for the use of MycoMedica mushrooms is that a great many doctors and Chinese medicine practitioners are working with our products and they’ve had only the best experience with them. Seehere.
We also use MycoMedica products in our doctor’s office, so we have everyday feedback on their beneficial effects.
Some companies use entirely common raw mushroom material for processing, in order to achieve a higher percentage of polysaccharide content. Common labs won’t recognise the difference. However, this raw material has minimal therapeutic effects. If indeed, it has any at all. Together with our German colleagues, we have been testing all raw mushroom material, so that it contains only high-quality mushroom polysacharides..
Some Chinese companies, in order to achieve microbiological purity of extracts, expose mushrooms to the effects of radioactive radiation, which destroys microorganisms. We emphasise that MycoMedica products aren’t exposed to radiation in in any phase of production.
Some Chinese manufacturers don’t respect traditional manufacturing practices. For example, mushroom drying must be done slowly and in sunshine. This is why it’s so important for us to cooperate only with proven growers and processors of raw mushroom material. We don’t use any unverified raw material in our products.
We don’t take our motto QUALITY - SAFETY - EFFICIENCY lightly. Thanks to this, we have gradually become the most important East European producer of products from medicinal mushrooms.