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Nature's Guardian

Maitake has long been used in China and Japan to protect health and bring harmony to the body. This “King of Mushrooms” can weigh over 100 pounds, and you may also hear Maitake called Sheepshead Mushroom or Hen of the Woods. Now it’s here in its 100% natural form, ready to put its adaptogenic properties to work in your life.

Traditionally prized for the role it has played over the years in helping to moderate stress and balance the body’s core regulatory functions, Maitake’s benefits now look to extend further. Numerous studies now point to the way it can provide help for IBD, asthma and gut health. Maitake mushrooms also contain polyphenols which can act as antioxidants and help protect the body’s cells from damage.

The main active ingredients in Maitake (Grifola frondosa) are its polysaccharides, and the king of mushrooms has more than 47 of these key compounds. It’s these natural agents that play a role in bringing balance and stability to the system as a whole. Qi Traditions is all about enhancing your natural harmony, and our Maitake has all the authentic qualities you need to stay in great shape.

Maitake delivers an impressive range of benefits, but you’re advised to seek help when using it alongside medication for blood-thinning or lowering sugar levels.

Learn about the science behind Maitake with Grifola Frondosa: The Maitake Mushroom.


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Chen Y, Liu D, Wang D, et al. Hypoglycemic activity and gut microbiota regulation of a novel polysaccharide from Grifola frondosa in type 2 diabetic mice. Food Chem Toxicol. 2019;126:295-302.

Chen J-T, Tominaga K, Sato Y, et al. Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) extract induces ovulation in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: a possible monotherapy and a combination therapy after failure with first-line clomiphene citrate. J Altern Complement Med. 2010;16(12):1295-1299.

Chen Z, Tang Y, Liu A, et al. Oral administration of Grifola frondosa polysaccharides improves memory impairment in aged rats via antioxidant action. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2017;61(11).

Deng G, Lin H, Seidman A, et al. A phase I/II trial of a polysaccharide extract from Grifola frondosa (Maitake mushroom) in breast cancer patients: immunological effects. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2009;135(9):1215-1221.

Guo W-L, Deng J-C, Pan Y-Y, et al. Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic activities of Grifola frondosa polysaccharides and their relationships with the modulation of intestinal microflora in diabetic mice induced by high-fat diet and streptozotocin. Int J Biol Macromol. November 2019.

Harada E, D’Alessandro-Gabazza CN, Toda M, et al. The Medicinal Mushroom, Grifola gargal, Ameliorates Allergic Bronchial Asthma. J Med Food. 2018;21(2):136-145.

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Hong L, Xun M, Wutong W. Anti-diabetic effect of an alpha-glucan from fruit body of maitake (Grifola frondosa) on KK-Ay mice. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2007;59(4):575-582.

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Kubo K, Nanba H. Anti-hyperliposis Effect of Maitake Fruit Body (Grifola frondosa). I. Biol Pharm Bull. 1997;20(7):781-785.

Lee JS, Park SY, Thapa D, et al. Grifola frondosa water extract alleviates intestinal inflammation by suppressing TNF-alpha production and its signaling. Exp Mol Med. 2010;42(2):143-154.

Lin H, de Stanchina E, Zhou XK, et al. Maitake beta-glucan promotes recovery of leukocytes and myeloid cell function in peripheral blood from paclitaxel hematotoxicity. Cancer Immunol Immunother CII. 2010;59(6):885-897.

Lin H, She Y-H, Cassileth BR, et al. Maitake beta-glucan MD-fraction enhances bone marrow colony formation and reduces doxorubicin toxicity in vitro. Int Immunopharmacol. 2004;4(1):91-99.

Louie B, Rajamahanty S, Won J, et al. Synergistic potentiation of interferon activity with maitake mushroom d-fraction on bladder cancer cells. BJU Int. 2010;105(7):1011-1015.

Maitake | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Updated February 19, 2020. 

Mao G, Li Q, Deng C, et al. The synergism and attenuation effect of Selenium (Se)-enriched Grifola frondosa (Se)-polysaccharide on 5-Fluorouracil (5-Fu) in Heps-bearing mice. Int J Biol Macromol. 2018;107(Pt B):2211-2216.

Masuda Y, Inoue H, Ohta H, et al. Oral administration of soluble β-glucans extracted from Grifola frondosa induces systemic antitumor immune response and decreases immunosuppression in tumor-bearing mice. Int J Cancer. 2013;133(1):108-119.

Masuda Y, Ito K, Konishi M, Nanba H. A polysaccharide extracted from Grifola frondosa enhances the anti-tumor activity of bone marrow-derived dendritic cell-based immunotherapy against murine colon cancer. Cancer Immunol Immunother CII. 2010;59(10):1531-1541.

Masuda Y, Murata Y, Hayashi M, Nanba H. Inhibitory effect of MD-Fraction on tumor metastasis: involvement of NK cell activation and suppression of intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 expression in lung vascular endothelial cells. Biol Pharm Bull. 2008;31(6):1104-1108.

Meng M, Guo M, Feng C, et al. Water-soluble polysaccharides from Grifola Frondosa fruiting bodies protect against immunosuppression in cyclophosphamide-induced mice via JAK2/STAT3/SOCS signal transduction pathways. Food Funct. 2019;10(8):4998-5007.

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Roldan-Deamicis A, Alonso E, Brie B, et al. Maitake Pro4X has anti-cancer activity and prevents oncogenesis in BALBc mice. Cancer Med. 2016;5(9):2427-2441.

Shomori K, Yamamoto M, Arifuku I, et al. Antitumor effects of a water-soluble extract from Maitake (Grifola frondosa) on human gastric cancer cell lines. Oncol Rep. 2009;22(3):615-620.

Soares R, Meireles M, Rocha A, et al. Maitake (D fraction) mushroom extract induces apoptosis in breast cancer cells by BAK-1 gene activation. J Med Food. 2011;14(6):563-572.

Sultana SS, Ghosh J, Chakraborty S, et al. Selective in vitro inhibition of Leishmania donovani by a semi-purified fraction of wild mushroom Grifola frondosa. Exp Parasitol. 2018;192:73-84.

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Vieira, K. Grifola frondosa: The Maitake Mushroom. 2020.

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