Finding a natural way to support your immune system is often a common practice we all take part in. Even if you consume healthy foods to gain nutrients, you know that building up your immune system, naturally, isn’t easy. But lucky for you, there is a simple and natural option available.
As far as ingredients that can combat illness, we know citrus fruits contain vast amounts of vitamin C, and garlic and ginger are packed with flavor and vitamins, but what may not have made the top of your list is mushrooms. Mushrooms contain nutrients and bioactive compounds that can bring a variety of health benefits to promote health and wellness. Maitake mushrooms, specifically, contain an array of beta-glucan compounds that can have a positive impact on immune function.‡ And when incorporated into a daily regimen, the results can be profound in supporting your everyday health. Let’s explore some maitake mushroom immune system benefits below.
Maitake Mushroom Immune System Benefits
To understand the immuno-supportive properties of the maitake mushroom, we must first discuss the benefits of beta-glucans. Beta-glucans are polysaccharides that occur naturally in the fungal cell walls of functional mushrooms. Beta-glucans increase host immune defense by activating a part of the immune system that enhances macrophages. These are a type of white blood cell that detect and deconstruct harmful microorganisms and can remove dead cells. As a result, beta-glucans help to activate and potentiate the immune system to prevent infection.
Native to China, Japan, and North America, Grifola frondosa, also known as “hen of the woods” for its feathered appearance can be found at the base of aging oak and elm trees. This powerful species can also help to support the immune system because it is considered an adaptogenic mushroom. Adaptogens help support the body to better handle stress and its natural responses for immunity. Stress can have a serious impact on the body resulting in concerning health risks. Incorporating an adaptogenic mushroom such as maitake into your daily regimen can help to restore balance to the body.
How To Incorporate Maitake Into Your Daily Routine
Maitake, a polypore mushroom, is one of the few species that can be used to cook with, making them a simple addition to any meal. Maitake mushrooms have a subtle, rich flavor that will pair nicely in a pasta dish, soup, omelet, or sauce.
The beneficial components of maitake mushrooms show the best results when consumed daily. However, mushrooms may not go with every meal. As a result, there are mushroom powders and supplements to consider that provide a natural and convenient way to incorporate maitake into your daily regimen.
Maitake Mushroom Powder Blend
At Om Mushroom, we offer a variety of certified organic mushroom powder blends that are designed to promote immunity, vitality, cognitive health, and energy.‡ Since the beta-glucans found in maitake support various aspects of the immune system, a mushroom powder supplement can conveniently help to achieve natural results.‡ Simply add one teaspoon of maitake mushroom powder a day in recipes, coffee or smoothies for optimal support. Each serving contains 2,000mg of organic mushroom superfood per serving. Our single species maitake powder blend can also help to support healthy blood sugar levels, reduce insulin resistance, and support weight management.‡ All the more reason to give this amazing species a try!
How Is Maitake Mushroom Powder Made?
Our mushroom powder blends are organically grown at our indoor farm in Carlsbad, California. The mushrooms are harvested then heated to dehydrate them into a whole-food product. The dried mushrooms are then milled into powders creating a convenient and natural form that can be capsulated or condensed into the recommended serving amount to be taken daily for optimal results.
Our dehydration process ensures our mushrooms maintain their nutrients. We use steam activation to increase the bioavailability of nutrients and bioactive compounds within our mushrooms. Additionally, we grow every mushroom on organic gluten-free oats. Because many mushrooms grow on wood in the wild, much like the maitake species, the oats are kept intact with the hull, so the mushrooms have a substance to break down. This process helps the mushrooms excrete more enzymatic activity, resulting in a wide array of nutrients.
After an Om mushroom species has been through the entire process and powdered or encapsulated, it is sent for third-party testing. This helps to ensure quality making our supplements:
- USDA Organic
- Non-GMO Verified
Other Om Mushroom Products Containing Maitake
Mushrooms have been used in eastern cultures for thousands of years due to their many functional superfood benefits. The perceived immune-supporting benefits of maitake make this species very desirable. When maitake is combined with other species and milled into a convenient powder blend—packed with antioxidants and bioactive compounds—it creates a mushroom powder product that is a must to include in your daily regimen.
Containing maitake, agaricus blazei, reishi, and turkey tail, this blend can help provide powerful immune support with beta-glucans, digestive enzymes, fiber, prebiotics, antioxidants, and other nutrients.‡
This blend contains maitake and nine other mushroom species, as well as our proprietary organic reishi whole food extract standardized to 35% beta-glucans, plus three organic botanical adaptogens, including ginkgo biloba, holy basil, and astragalus.
Containing maitake, chaga, cordyceps, king trumpet, and shitake, this powerful blend supports healthy hair, skin, and nails.‡
Om Mushroom offers products created from functional, whole food, organic mushrooms that have life-changing health benefits. The maitake mushroom immune system powder, specifically, is a must-try. If you’re looking to take advantage of the benefits of functional mushroom products, shop now or subscribe to save!
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‡These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Functional mushroom products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.