Shiitake in an optimal concentration | MycoMedica

Due to its high content of aminoacids, vitamins and minerals,nbsp;Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)& is called the queen of mushsrooms or an elixir of life. Try out the extract with the most effective ratio of active ingredients.
Why is 30% polysaccharides an optimal concentration in our Shiitake? More info
Tested in the German Agrolab.
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Effects according to traditional Chinese medicine

  • replenishes Qi and nourishes the blood
  • dissolves moisture and mucus

Characteristics according to TCM

  • temperature – neutral
  • taste – sweet
  • tropism – spleen, stomach, lungs
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Ideal composition, maximum strength and efficacy

Shiitake is very rich in the necessaryessential amino acids, minerals and B vitamins and also provitamin D2.

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

  • minimum 30 % polysaccharides (33-34 % in reality)
Package Content: 90 capsules at 500mg extract - in gelatin or vegetable capsules (vegetable capsules are also suitable for vegans)
Composition in 1 capsule:
Shiitake, Lentinula edodes, 100% pure extract - 500mg
excipients: no excipients, additives and preservatives

About Shiitake 

Shiitake (Lentinula edodes, Lentinula edodes) has its homeland in Asia, where it’s also used in gastronomy. It’s said that its taste is 4−10x more concentrated than tastes of other mushrooms, so Shiitake is suitable for flavouring meat, soups, sauces or salads.  Shiitake is a wood-decaying mushroom from the Basidiomycota family growing on fallen trees or stumps.
In Japan, they recognise two types of Shiitake, the more valuable donko with its closed cap and koshin, which has an open cap. Today, Shiitake is cultivated commercially in controlled mushroom farms, as the demand for it is huge. First mentions of Shiitake, date back to 2,000 ago, appeared Chinese medicine works.
It’s said about Shiitake that it’s the “queen of mushrooms” or “life elixir”, thanks to its composition. Shiitake is very rich in the necessary essential amino acids, minerals and B vitamins and also provitamin D2. Other substances found in Shiitake include for example, purine alkaloid erythadenine, polysaccharides ‒ beta gluacsn, which also include lentinans, etc.
You can find more information about effects of Shiitake 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:-)

Jitka P., Rtyně


Hlívu s Shiitake dávám na podporu imunity a zlepšení trávení. Myslím, že to funguje. Už půl roku jsem nebyla vůbec nemocná a zcela vymizelo nadýmání. I na stolici chodím pravidelněji.

Zita H., Most

I have had a weakened immune system since childhood. This has resulted in a number of illnesses, it was enough for me to get cold and I got very ill. I tried to deal with repeated illnesses in natural ways and I came across the Shiitake mushroom. I was impressed by its properties, I learned that it is anti-viral and anti-bacterial. I started using it together with the Cordyceps mushroom and I quickly felt a change. I no longer catch all kinds of illnesses and I feel better overall.

Dana H., Brno

I ordered Shiitake Capsules as a supportive supplement to cancer treatment. After chemotherapy, I don’t feel so many side effects, so I will continue using the same dosage.

Jakub N., Šternberk

I take Shiitake because of osteoporosis, it’s supposed to alleviate this disease. I already felt an improvement after a month of use.

Václav P.

Mr. Schirlo recommended that I use Shiitake due to high cholesterol. As I didn’t want to take drugs, I decided to try Shiitake and I am very happy. My cholesterol level has actually been reduced with the regular recommended dosage.

Jarmila V., Cheb

I sometimes use the Shiitake mushroom in the kitchen, I like its special taste. I was impressed with its positive effects, so I also started to take capsules. Previously, I was very prone to cold and whenever anyone from the family caught cold, I got it too. Thanks to using Shiitake I am no longer so sick and I feel better.

Milan H., Náchod

Hello, I work in a big business as a manager. However, this also results in frequent fatigue, I often come home and I have to lie down immediately. My wife is interested in traditional Chinese medicine and she suggested that I should try out medicinal mushrooms. So I ordered the Shiitake mushroom, which is also used in Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Its effects have really worked and I must say that I feel more energetic. I recommend it.

Zuzana K., Jihlava

I started using Shiitake because of high blood pressure. I believe it really works, so I’m ordering another package.

Mirek D., Prague

I have read on the internet that Shiitake has an effect on acne. I was looking for someone, who offers medicinal mushrooms and I found the MycoMedica site. They advised me to use Shiitake along with the Polyporus mushroom and I must say that I really see improvements and I've already tried all kinds of things.

Erika B., Jičín

I have been treated for high cholesterol, I've started taking 3 capsules per day as recommended. After a month and a half of use, my cholesterol level has decreased, so I can only recommend it.
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