In the 12th century, shiitake mushroom cultivation began in the mountains of central China. Using fallen trees and then wood logs, early cultivators were able to plant spores and help nature produce a larger crop. A fragrant and delicious edible mushroom, shiitake is now the second most popular cultivated mushroom in the world.
In the 1970’s, the Japanese mushroom industry supported extensive research into the nutritional and medicinal properties of shiitake. The scientist Goro Chihara fractionated shiitake polysaccharides and named the most active fraction lentinan, a pure beta-1-3-glucan.
As a dietary supplement, take 1000mg of Shiitake mushroom extract once daily.
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Nootropics Depot and Nammex have partnered to bring you a high-quality Shiitake Mushroom Extract powder. Our certified organic whole fruiting body extracts are thoroughly tested to verify low starch content, an accurate percentage of beta-glucans, and no pesticide residue.
These are very important factors to look for when choosing to buy Shiitake Mushroom Extract powder, because not all brands actually contain whole fruiting bodies and instead only consist of the mycelium ground together with the growing media, which is a grain such as rice. Mycelium is essentially the “roots” of the mushroom, whereas the whole fruiting body grows above the surface. The whole fruiting body contains a much higher proportion of the essential compounds that make the extract effective. While the mycelium may contain some, it’s simply not enough to be an equally effective product. In fact, there is even an FDA guideline that states mycelium cannot be labeled as mushroom. Still, it happens.
Why would any producer purposely put out a product that is falsely labeled? Simply put, the substandard mycelium on grain production method saves time and money. You can test for yourself by mixing any mushroom powder with water and a drop of iodine. If the liquid turns dark blue/purple, this indicates high levels of starch (from the grain).
Nootropics Depot tests all of our products for purity and authenticity. We are committed to providing only high-quality nootropic compounds, including our Shiitake Mushroom Extract powder. We partnered with Nammex to ensure that our customers receive an effective product that is produced and labeled ethically.
Nootropics Depot offers 30 gram or 60 gram jars of organic, whole-fruiting body Shiitake Mushroom Extract powder. Nootropics Depot's Shiitake mushroom extract has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
Attention: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It has not been approved, nor have these statements been evaluated, by the FDA.