MycoNutri Shitake

Lentinula edodes

Available as 60 capsules or 250 g powder

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Shiitake – Xiang Gu - Pyogo beosut - Nấm hương

Shiitake is the second most widely cultivated mushroom, after the common button mushroom. It combines an excellent nutritional profile and exceptional culinary properties with significant health benefits and is the source of Lentinan, a polysaccharide extract.  



Like other mushrooms, fresh Shiitake can be a useful source of vitamin D2, providing it is exposed to sunlight or UV light either before or after harvesting. 



Although traditionally used principally as a culinary mushroom, Shiitake’s health properties have been extensively researched in Japan since the 1960s.

Ingredients 

500mg vegetarian capsules 

Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) mycelial biomass supplemented with concentrated L. edodes hot-water extract – minimum 30% polysaccharides (beta-glucans / proteoglycans).

The mushroom biomass used to manufacture MycoNutri Shiitake is grown for us in the USA on sterile grain-based substrate and is optimized to maximise substrate conversion and hence mycelial production. 

The biomass contains the full spectrum of active metabolites from the mycelium and young fruiting body of the mushroom, including beta-glucans, other intra- and extra-cellular polysaccharides, phytosterols (including ergosterol – provitamin D2), proteoglycans, proteins and lipids. We then blend it with a hot-water extract containing high levels of polysaccharides to reinforce its health-promoting properties with the combined product having a minimum of 30% polysaccharides.

Daily Allowance

One to three a day as a food supplement, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. 

Health benefits have been obtained taking up to 9 grams per day.

Cautions

Because eritadenine’s cholesterol lowering action differs from that of prescription statins, or natural sources of statins such as Red Yeast Rice (Monascus purpureus), Shiitake is often used as a dietary supplement for those already taking statins or for whom they are unsuitable due to the level of side-effects. 

If you are already taking statin medication and wish to lower your intake please speak to your healthcare practitioner.

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