RealMaitake™ – Maitake Mushroom Extract

Grifola frondosa

Nammex Maitake mushroom is processed by hot water extraction into a fine powder suitable for encapsulation or beverages.

Beta (1-3),(1-6)-glucansGreater than 35%
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Nammex Mushroom Certificates

Nammex Maitake is 100% Pure Mushroom

No added fillers, starch, grains or mycelium

Maitake Mushroom History

Maitake is a choice edible that only recently has been utilized for its medicinal properties. Today it is extensively cultivated on sawdust substrates. During the 1990’s Japanese scientists led by Dr. Hiroki Nanba carried out extensive research demonstrating the activity of Maitake beta-glucans as immune system potentiators. Their research identified and commercialized a concentrated beta-glucan called D-fraction or MT-1.

Maitake Mushroom Uses

Our mushroom extracts are commonly used as nutraceuticals, dietary and nutritional supplements. They are also used as a component ingredient of nutritional supplements and vitamins. Mushroom extracts are also used in many food products including but not limited to meal replacement and energy bars, snack bars, fruit and vegetable based drinks, milk and creamer based beverages, sauces and seasonings, chocolates, teas, and coffee and coffee substitutes.

Proudly Made in China

In 1996, CEO and Founder of Nammex, Jeff Chilton organized organic mushroom production in China. That initiative paid off and today all Nammex mushrooms are grown or wildcrafted deep in the mountains of China by our Certified Organic production partners.

Learn more about our growers in China.

Not All Medicinal Mushrooms Products are Created Equal

US lab-grown Maitake is mycelium grown on grain. Analysis has shown that US Maitake mycelium on grain has low levels of beta-glucan and very high levels of starch. Nammex only uses 100% organic fruiting bodies which are rigorously tested and guaranteed for active compounds. Learn more about the mycelia myth and the 10 Questions to Ask about Your Mushroom Supplement.

Active Compounds

Beta (1>3),(1>6)-glucans

Product Attributes

Certified Organic; Kosher; Vegan; Gluten-free; Non-GMO

Maitake Mushroom Research

  • Nanba H., Hamaguchi A., Kuroda H. “The Chemical Structure of a Polysaccharide in Fruit Bodies of Grifola frondosa (Maitake)”, Chem. Pharm. Bull. 35 (3) 1987
  • Hishida I., Nanba H., Kuroda H., Activity Exhibited by Orally Administered Extract from Fruit Body of Grifola frondosa (Maitake), Chem. Pharm Bull. 36 (5) 1988
  • Adachi K., Nanba H., Kuroda H., Potentiation of Host-Mediated Activity in Mice by b-glucan obtained from Grifola frondosa (Maitake), Chem. Pharm Bull. 35 (1) 1987