Shiitake-EX™ Shitake Mushroom Extract

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

Product Name

Brand Name/Code


Shitake Mushroom Extract Shiitake-EX™ 41

4:1 Extraction Ratio

Shitake Mushroom Extract Shiitake-EX™/POLY10

Polysaccharides 10%

Shitake Mushroom Extract Shiitake-EX™/POLY20

Polysaccharides 20%

Shitake Mushroom Extract Shiitake-EX™/POLY30

Polysaccharides 30%

Shitake Mushroom Extract Shiitake-EX™/POLY40

Polysaccharides 40%

*Customized specification available upon request.

Shiitake Mushroom

Shiitake mushroom is prized for its culinary and medicinal uses. It is one of the most popular sources or protein in many parts of asia, and its medicinal capabilities range from improving the immune system to protecting the liver from severe toxicity. Like many of medicinal mushrooms used in traditional medicine, the Shitake contains many antioxidant compounds that may contribute to anti-aging properties.

Botanical Name Lentinula edodes
Plant Family Marasmiaceae
Part of Fungi Used Sporocarp

Benefits of Shiitake mushroom Extract

  • Fortifies Immune System
  • Antiviral; treats the flu
  • Lowers Blood cholesterol significantly
  • Anti-cancer; prevents tumors from growing
  • Anti-aging
  • Liver protectant


Most of Shitake’s health benefits stem from its potent immune enhancing abilities. This effect is mostly attributed to complex carbohydrates called polysaccharides that fortify the immune system. The specific effect of these polysaccharides is the activation of macrophages and T-lymphocytes, stimulation of interferon (a cellular protein produced in response to infection which acts to inhibit viral growth), and the overall enhancement of cell-mediated immune response.


Although there are no known adverse health effects from the consumption of Shitake, individuals who may be allergic to fungi should consult a physician. There no known significant drug interactions or contraindications for Shitake


Typical dosage ranges from 2-6g of shitake extract per day.

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