Maitake in an optimal concentration | MycoMedica

Maitake (Grifola frondosa), or dancing mushroom, is a very popular mushroom and is currently grown worldwide. Traditional Chinese medicine believes in its cleansing effects and it has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
Why is 30% polysaccharides an optimal concentration in our Maitake? More info
Tested in the German Agrolab.
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Effects according to traditional Chinese medicine

  • replenishes spleen and its Qi
  • drains moisture
  • tones kidneys and liver
  • cleanses hotness
  • calms the mind

Characteristics according to TCM

  • temperature – neutral
  • taste – sweet
  • tropism – lungs, kidneys, large intestine (all five circuits)
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Ideal composition, maximum strength and efficacy

Maitake (Grifola frondosa, Grifola frondosa, translated as a dancing mushroom, this name comes from the reactions of mushroom pickers, who danced with joy, when they found this amazing and very valuable mushroom). It contains a lot of biologically active substances, from vitamins and minerals, through polysaccharides, proteoglycans (D-fractions), phenols, flavonoids, unsaturated fatty acids and many others.

Thanks to biofermentation and subsequent processing with the method of hot-water extraction , we offer high-quality extracts from Maitake in the ideal active substances ratio for the best results:

  • minimum 30 % polysaccharides (33-34 % in reality)
Package contents: 90 capsules at 500mg of the extract - in gelatin or vegetable capsules (vegetable capsules are even suitable for vegans)
Composition in 1 capsule:
Maitake, Grifola frondosa, 100% pure extract - 500mg
excipients: no excipients, additives and preservatives

About Maitake

Maitake (Grifola frondosa, Grifola frondosa, translated as a dancing mushroom, this& name comes from reactions of mushroom pickers, who danced with joy, when they found this amazing and very valuable mushroom). It’s a parasitic fungus from the Polyporaceae family with a sporocarp, which has the shape of a large cluster, which consists of a leg with up to many hundreds of mushroom caps grown together. The sporocarp ofMaitake reaches the width of up to 100 cm. It grows near bases of trees and stumps. Maitake has its homeland in Asia and in Northern America, but today  it’s widespread worldwide and cultivated commercially as well.
Maitake is popular in the culinary industry, it has a rich delicate taste and a very pleasant aroma, but is even better known as a medicinal mushroom used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine, while “Western cultures” only described it for the first time in 1785, namely by the Scottish mycologist James J. Dickson. Maitake contains many biologically active substances, from vitamins and minerals, through polysaccharides, proteoglycans (D-fractions), phenols, flavonoids, unsaturated fatty acids and many others.
 You can find more information about effects of Maitake at Mushroom Collection or in the section Effects.


  • for health problems: 3–10 capsules per day (we recommend consulting your doctor or Chinese medicine practitioner)
  • for preventive use: 1–2 capsules per day 
  • we recommend using it for 5 days a week and then skipping 2 days
  • take the capsules on an empty stomach (at least 30 minutes before meals or 60 minutes after meals), wash them down with water or weak green tea
  • when using medicinal mushrooms, we recommend increasing the intake of vitamin C, which increases the absorption of active substances. For example, in the form of a Barbados cherry extract Acerola.
Warning: The product isn’t intended for children under 3 years of age, for pregnant women or breast-feeding women. Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage. Keep out of reach of children. The product isn’t intended to replace a varied and balanced diet. It doesn’t contain any ephedrine, caffeine, gluten, preservatives, dyes or sugar.

Products on this site are dietary supplements. These products are not medicines and they can’t be used to replace prescription drugs. You can also use our Advisory centre.


The foundations of MycoMedica stand on the following strong pillars:




Emphasis on the environment

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.


Testing in Agrolab 

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.


What more does MycoMedica offer?

We also offer free advisory services for our products.

When your order is over 2,000 CZ, shipping is free.

For larger orders, we have discounts:

  • when buying over 4,000 CZK, you receive an immediate discount of 5% from the total purchase (not applicable to wholesale)
  • when buying over 8,000 CZK, you receive an immediate discount of 10% from the total purchase (not applicable to wholesale)


Regular training

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.


How to choose the right product from medicinal mushrooms?

Powder or extract?

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.


Processing options:

a) decoctions

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.


c) extracts 

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.


What to look for when choosing

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.


Verified raw materials

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.


Share your experience with medicinal mushrooms with others. Everyone, who sends us their experience (to, will receive one pack of vitamin C for free within his/her next order. Thank you:-)

Sandra O., Roudnička


Mám diabetes II. typu. Zpočátku jsem užívala jen Coprinus (2-2-2). To byl cukr i kolem dvaceti. Když se stav začal zlepšovat, tak jsem přidala Maitake a ubrala Coprinus. Dnes mám cukr kolem 7, Maitake pořád zobu. Obvodní lékař má ze mě radost a budeme upravovat (snižovat) léky. Děkuji

Karel K., Kladno

I use the Maitake mushroom together with Reishi to strengthen my immune system. This combination, which was recommended to me, has a very good effect on my body and I will continue using it. I recommend it.

Lenka J., Klatovy

I ordered Maitake for my mother, who suffered from a loss of appetite. After reading reviews on the Internet, I decided to try out the Maitake medicinal mushroom. My mum’s appetite recovered, so I am really very satisfied with the effects of this mushroom.

Oldřich J. Prague

I rarely write references, but due to effects of Maitake I decided to share my experience. I'm overweight and I've tried a lot of products, which were rated positively on the Internet. But none helped me and my weigth kept increasing. I have been taking Maitake mainly because of the positive effects on diabetes. I started noticing that I was feeling better and that I was starting to loose some kilogrammes. Then I read that Maitake is also used to loose weight. I can confirm this from my own experience.

Olga S., Chrudim

I have breast cancer. I was looking for a natural way, which would help me solve the side effects of chemotherapy. After consultation, I chose Maitake in combination with the Coriolus and Reishi mushrooms, and I can confirm that I am feeling far better.

Markéta Š., Nová Paka

I bought Maitake for my grandad, who is already retired. I have read that Maitake is a very good prevention for older people. My grandad takes the capsules regularly and he’s very satisfied with them. He says that he feels better overall. I am going to buy them for him again, thank you.

Tomáš V., Prostějov

I take Maitake for osteoporosis. As described, Maitake is able to support bone tissue. I’m glad I found a supplement, which is natural and really efficient.

Žaneta O., Prague

I have been struggling with intestinal cancer. A friend with the same diagnosis has had a very good experience with the  Maitake dietary supplement. At first I didn’t believe it would be effective, and so I started to look for more information on medicinal mushrooms on the internet. I was surprised to find out that some doctors recommend this medicinal mushroom. After reading more articles, I decided to try out Maitake and I’m glad that I did. I feel much better and so I will continue to use the capsules.

Jiří M. Most

I started using Maitake for high pressure. I obeyed advice and tried out Maitake. I confirm that my blood pressure has decreased, so I definitely recommend it.

Mirka Ch., Lutín

I have only praise for Maitake capsules. I have diabetes type II and Maitake mushroom reduces glycemia. This dietary supplement has proven to be extremely good. I am ordering another package.
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