Maitake, Shiitake, Reishi and Agaricus are medicinal mushrooms. They
contain beta-glucan, which may enhance immune activity against
Infections, Viruses, Fevers, Colds, the FLU and Cancer, as well as
reduce allergies (where there is inappropriate immune system activity).
Today's savvy consumers are searching for natural and
organic immune support. Proven effectiveness is especially important in
the area of immune support because it is often difficult to "feel" the
effects of immune enhancing products, which are used primarily for
Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Research Hospital
found that Maitake enhanced several indicators of healthy immune
function in a multi-phase, U.S. Government funded human clinical trial.
Research at the University of Louisville has also shown that Maitake
(Grifola frondosa) provides a high level of immune support, particularly
in the body's first line of immune defense, phagocytosis. These
studies have been published in peer reviewed journals.
Consumers recognize that enhancing and maintaining a
healthy immune system is vital for achieving optimum health. The daily
challenges of modern living can significantly weaken the immune system
and increase the likelihood of illness. These challenges include
stress, environmental toxins, increased exposure to viruses and
bacteria, poor nutrition, smoking, dieting, and being in close proximity
to others (such as in classrooms and airplanes). As a result, immune
support is no longer a seasonal concern but is, instead, a vital
necessity throughout the year.