It is the second largest cultivated and the most popular edible mushroom in the world known as "Xianggu" in China and "Shiitake" in Japan. Lentinan is a polysaccharide extracted from Lentinula edodes. β-Glucan is the major bioactive component in lentinan with immunostimulatory effect.
Research into the anti-cancer properties of Shiitake mushroom has been going on for over 50 years. It has been approved as an adjuvant therapeutic drug both in China and Japan for treating cancers since 1980s. The use of Shiitake as medicine dates back to at least 100 AD in China. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiitake was used to treat a wide variety of ailments and was regarded as a food that accelerates vital energy (Qi) and increases lifespan and resistance to stress. Shiitake is considered to be both strengthening and restorative when used as a tonic.
The global mushroom market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.5 percent from 2021 to 2028 . We’re seeing an upward trend in mushroom consumption because mushrooms are associated with three hot topics: plant-based eating, immune health, and sustainability
Our shiitake are cultivated in green houses in the area of Zhejiang and we use the fruiting body to manufacture an extract standardized to 15% beta-glucans, that is guarantee clean and free from any unwanted contaminants.
Shiitake, Lentinula edodes is a highly valued culinary and medicinal mushroom native to eastern Asia. The mushroom grows on a variety of dead or dying deciduous, broadleaf trees.
Lentinus edodes (Fruiting Body)
Cultivated in China, Zhejiang
Yellow Brown powder
SAFETY & QUALITY
Low PAH trace
Soluble in water
2 g - 2-4 / day