Maitake-EX™ Maitake Mushroom Extract

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Maitake-EX™ is Botaniex’s branded line of extracts from Maitake Mushroom made with a proprietary extraction technology. The extraction method retains the chemical stability and potency of Maitake’s active components while enhancing its bioavailability when consumed. Botaniex provides Extract of Maitake Mushroom in the following specifications.

Product Name

Brand Name/Code


Maitake Mushroom Extract Maitake-EX™/POLY10

Polysaccharides 10%

Maitake Mushroom Extract Maitake-EX™/POLY20

Polysaccharides 20%

Maitake Mushroom Extract Maitake-EX™/POLY30

Polysaccharides 30%

Maitake Mushroom Extract Maitake-EX™/POLY40

Polysaccharides 40%

*Customized specification available upon request.

Maitake Mushroom

Maitake Mushroom are commonly found growing at the base of oak trees, and are known in the west as Ram’s Head Mushrooms. They can grow to a staggeringly large size, upwards of 100 pounds . Laboratory studies have shown that aside from being delicious, this mushroom has the potential to reduce cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar, fortify the immune system, and inhibit the development of cancer

Botanical Name Grifola frondosa
Plant Family Meripilaceae
Part of Fungi Used Sporocarp

Benefits of Maitake Mushroom Extract

  • Improve Immune System Function
  • Anti-tumor abilities
  • Blood sugar control
  • Treats High blood pressure
  • alleviates inflammation


Maitake has been used in traditional medicine in China and Japan for centuries as an immune stimulant. Modern analytical methods have determined that it is in fact able to stimulate both the innate and adaptive immune system, this effect is even more pronounced in cancer patients and points to Maitake having potential use as accessory treatments to classical methods of fighting cancer. These effects are mainly attributed to the polysaccharide and polysaccharide protein complexes. Maitake’s ability to lower blood sugar is attributed to it containing a protein complex that is an alpha glucosidase inhibitor. Multiple antioxidants have also been isolated from the mushroom and some inhibit thickening of atrial walls, controlling blood pressure.


No drug interactions or contraindications have been demonstrated by consuming Maitake. However due to its hypoglycaemic effect, diabetics who choose to consume Maitake should consult their physician in order to adjust their current medication as to ensure their blood glucose levels remain within a safe window.


25mg of extract daily is typical, 200-250mg of powdered form of the mushrooms may be used in place of the extract.

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