Maitake Extract Tincture 50ml – Bristol Fungarium

From £29.95

Unlike many other products on the market, this incredible maitake extract is  made with only the fruiting body of the mushroom. The maitake mushrooms go through a long growing period to allow them develop their full spectrum of polysaccharides and triterpenes.

Mushroom tincture extracts should always be dark and cloudy, this is a sign that it has been produced from the fruiting body, has been well extracted and contains high levels of polysaccharides and beta-glucans. Beware of extracts that are pale and crystal clear as this can be a sign of low quality/concentration/extraction.

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Bristol Fungarium Maitake Extract Tincture 50ml, triple extracted, 1:4 ratio, UK grown

This incredible and unique maitake extract is made with only the fruiting body of the mushroom. The maitake mushrooms go through a long growing period to allow them develop their full spectrum of polysaccharides and triterpenes.

Maitake has been prized in Asia for thousands of years for its health benefits. The Japanese word “maitake” means “dancing mushroom,” a name derived from the reaction of people having found these mushrooms, which are very valuable. Also in Japan, maitake can grow to more than 50 pounds (20 kg), earning this giant mushroom the title ‘King of Mushrooms’.

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Ingredients: Dried Maitake Fruiting Body, Purified Water, Organic UK Ethanol
Country of Origin: UK
Scientific name: Grifola Frondosa Polyporaceae Other Names: Maitake, Huishu Hua

How are they made?

The dried fruiting body of the mushroom is first slowly simmered at 55C for 30 hours, it is then boiled at 120C in an autoclave for 3 hours. This yields a number of the polysaccharides that are held firmly within the structural chitin walls. It then goes through an organic ethanol extraction at 95% alcohol for 6 weeks to release the triterpenes and acids which are not water soluble. Next the two solutions are mixed, this yields a cloud of polysaccharides as the ethanol briefly forces them out of the solution (it’s quite a beautiful thing to behold…) and finally produces a shelf stable 30% alcohol content.

The dark and cloudy colour of this tincture is an indication that this product has been produced from only the fruiting body, has been expertly extracted and contains high levels of polysaccharides and beta-glucans. Extracts that are pale and crystal clear can be a sign it may be low quality/concentration/extraction.

Extract ratio of this maitake extract?

The advertised extract ratios for mushroom powders can sometimes be confusing to understand. You may see widely varying ratios like 10:1, 8:1, and even 30:1. What this can often refer to is the total weight of the mushrooms when harvested (say 10kg) compared to the weight of the mushrooms when dried and powdered (say 1kg).

Therefore 10:1 is 10kg of fresh mushrooms = 1kg when dried. However this ratio is not an indication of extract strength, and does not refer to an extract. Be sure to ask about the extraction method and ratio when purchasing mushroom tinctures/powders.

This product boasts a 1:4 ratio once extracted, and this refers to the actual content of maitake in the bottle.

Maitake mushrooms are traditionally used to provide immune support, through activating natural immune cells. Recent research suggests maitake may also have antiviral and antimicrobial properties, and could also have high levels of antioxidants.

At Detox Trading we sell a large range of mushroom products which you can check out here.

Suggested use:

1-2 full droppers in water or juice, once in the morning and then again in the evening.

Allergen-free from:
Peanut, Peanut Oil
Sesame Seeds
Milk & Derivatives
Wheat & Gluten
Other Known Allergens
Free from any GMO

The UK governments nutrition and health claim regulations are very strict, as a result, we can’t state the full benefits of this product on our site, therefore we encourage you to do your internet own research.

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