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Maitake, 60 capsules

Host Defense - Maitake

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Info: 60 Veg. Capsules

There are many varieties of mushrooms to choose from; however, some species have more therapeutic properties than others. Maitake mushrooms have been used for centuries in the Japanese culture to promote health, well-being and vitality.

Product Notes:

The literal translation of "maitake" is "dancing mushroom." Maitake mushrooms provide cellular and immune health support and assist in normal blood sugar metabolism, helping glycemic levels to stay balanced and healthy. Having been in use for a long-time traditionally, the favoured Maitake mushroom supports normal cell growth in the human body. Host Defense Maitake capsules are an easy, portable way to acquire adequate, nourishing amounts of Maitake.

Maitake has been the subject of a considerable amount of modern research as a medicinal mushroom (although much of it on animals such as mice), and it appears to have both Antioxidant and Anti-Viral and Anti-Bacterial properties, with several well-founded or fairly promising areas of application: as an immunomodulating agent (to stimulate both the innate immune system and adaptive immune system); as an adjunct to cancer and HIV therapy; as a means of reducing high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and of balancing blood sugar levels (it has beta-glucans and other natural phytonutrients that help promote a heart-healthy lipid profile); as an aid to healthy digestion and controlling weight; and for combating infertility due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), especially when used in conjunction with clomiphene.


Per 2 capsule serving:

Organic Maitake (Grifola frondosa) mycelium: 900 mg
Organic Maitake (Grifola frondosa) fruitbodies: 100 mg.

Additional Ingredients: freeze-dried organic myceliated organic brown rice, Pullulan (an-extra-cellular polysaccharide).

Suggested Usage:

Take 2 capsules once daily, either with or without food, or as advised by a healthcare practitioner.


Keep out of reach of children. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant; or suffer from an immune system disorder (e.g. Crohn's disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, HIV/AIDS, etc.) or if you are taking immunosuppressants.

Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80044476.

UPC / Barcode: 822078710106