Now Foods, Maitake Mushroom, 60 mg, 60 Veggie Caps
By Now Foods16 Reviews
Expiration Date: May 2017
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Shipping Weight: 0.17 lbs (0.08 kg)
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- Product Code: NOW-04711
- UPC Code: 733739047113
- Package Quantity: 60 Veggie Caps
- Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 4.2 in, 0.1 lbs (0.05 kg)
- Volume Discount
Combo Discount: -$2.95
- Immune System Support
- 20% Polysaccharides
- Modulates Immune Response
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
The "Maitake" (Grifola frondosa) is literally translated in Japanese to "dancing mushroom". It is highly regarded in Asia for its culinary and medicinal qualities. Mushrooms contain active components known as polysaccharides which have become the subject of much research as to their effect on good health.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily. Consider taking these other NOW product: Super Colostrum, Healthy Immune Packets and OralBiotic.
Cellulose (capsule) and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.
|Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsules|
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa) (Powder)||300 mg||*|
|Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa)
(Standardized Extract) (20% Polysaccharides)
|* Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
I used this as an immune enhancer, it probably worked, because I didn't catch a single cold during winter. Click on my username for more reviews! If you thought that this review was helpful please feel free to press the 'yes' button.
After much experimentation I have found that the combination of one NOW Maitake extract gelcap plus one Solgar Blueberry *Leaf* extract, taken before a meal (ideally 10-15 minutes) pack a punch for me in preventing blood sugar spikes in either direction (ie., high earlier or low later). Especially helpful for higher-carb meals. One Maitake extract gelcap taken alone doesn't accomplish much for me in this regard (though it may certainly have long-term benefits; while one Blueberry Leaf extract gelcap taken alone definitely helps, but not nearly so well as when combined with the NOW Maitake extract. The downsides are that this makes a somewhat expensive herbal combination if taken multiple times a day (though cheaper at iHerb than anywhere else!); and that both extracts also contain whole-herb powder -- which may add to the benefit, but whole-herb powder can sometimes contain a bit of lead or cadmium, even with deservedly reputable brands like these...probably not enough to worry about, but I do like to keep it in mind when significantly increasing whole-herb intake.