Grifola frondosa

(Maitake)

Grifola frondosa

Alpha Extracts Mushrooms
Powders & Extracts

Grifola frondosa, commonly known as Maitake or Hen of the woods, is also referred to as Signorina mushroom, Polypore en touffe, Klapperschwamm, Gallina dei boschi, Zec gljiva, Eikhaas, and Gírgola de castanyer. Delicious and edible, Grifola frondosa is found growing in the northeastern part of Japan, North America, the northern part of Europe, and China.

All mushroom powders and extracts are organic, certified according to:

EU, UK, Cosmos Organic Certificate

More about

Grifola frondosa

Its name “Maitake” means “dancing mushroom” in Japanese, which refers to the joyous reaction people had upon finding it due to its valuable medicinal properties.

Main uses as Mushroom Powder:

  • Rich in polysaccharides, beta-glucans, triterpenoids, sterols, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, lectins, and enzymes.
  • The powder may have prebiotic effects due to its polysaccharide content and contains natural vitamin D2.
  • It has a mild mushroom flavor.
  • In cosmetics, it is utilized as a raw material adaptable for various end product applications.

Main uses as Mushroom Extract:

  • Possessing a characteristic and pleasant mushroom flavor, it complements savory or spicy combinations well, without dominating.
  • Lower percentage and 30% grade extracts can blend into various mixes, though their suitability for fruity or sweetish mixes may depend on individual taste preferences.
  • The 50% extract, having a strong dominant flavor, is ideal for tableting or encapsulation and offers greater therapeutic properties.
  • Excellent for seasoning and spicing, incorporating into dry meals, savory treats, blending into beverages, protein mixes, and supplement formulations.

Main uses in Supplement Formulations:

  • Adaptogenic properties
  • Anti-HIV
  • Antimetastatic effect
  • Antitumor activity
  • Antiviral activity
  • Balancing hormones
  • Blood pressure decrease
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Breast cancer prevention
  • Cancer therapies support
  • Candida prevention
  • Chemotherapy side effect decrease
  • Cholesterol regulation
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome prevention
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Digestive health improvement
  • Hepatitis prevention
  • Hormonal balance support
  • Immune system support
  • Insulin sensitivity increase
  • Lipid metabolism improvement
  • Liver cancer prevention
  • Liver health support
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Cholesterol regulation
  • Lung cancer prevention
  • Menopause symptom decrease
  • Metastasis inhibition
  • PCOS therapy support
  • Weight-loss effect

Side Effects: Research on potential side effects is lacking.

Interactions: Current research on interactions is limited and relatively unknown.