Maitake mushroom extract
Latin name:Grifola frondosa
Specification: Polysaccharide 15%-30%
Test method: UV
Maitake Mushroom polysaccharide may best be known for its cancer-fighting properties.
People with Type 2 Diabetes may also benefit from maitake mushroom, according to researchers Hiroaki Nanba and Keiko Kubo, authors of "Mushroom biology and mushroom products".
Many doctors in Japan use maitake mushroom to lower blood pressure and blood lipids, two key risk factors in cardiovascular disease.
Beinfield also recommends maitake mushroom for stomach ailments.