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Maitake Mushroom Powder

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Organic Maitake Mushroom Powder


Known as the “Dancing Mushroom,” the Maitake is revered throughout the world for its pleasing taste and extraordinary health benefits.  In Japan, it is called “King of Mushrooms,” and this ancient healing food has been used as a tonic and adaptogen to promote wellness and vitality throughout the ages.

The Japanese call the Maitake the “King of Mushrooms,” and its no wonder when you consider the healing properties of this medicinal mushroom.  Native to the deep mountains in northeastern Japan, this “Dancing Mushroom” is now cultivated in the US, where it is enjoying widespread popularity for its anti-tumor and anti-viral properties.

Product Highlights

  • Raw
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO
  • Used for immune support
  • Pharmaceutical grade
  • 100% pure

The fruiting body of the mycelium, known as the Maitake, has been consumed for more than 3,000 years in China and Japan. The mushroom was so revered that it held monetary value, and was worth its weight in silver.

Our Maitake Mushroom Powder continues the tradition of healing, and is used by many to relieve the body of stress and ward off illness.

Clinical Studies Confirm Maitake’s Health Benefits

Studies conducted since the 1980’s show that the Maitake mushroom contains phytonutrients that help to fight cancer and some cases of diabetes. In 1992, the National Cancer Institute and the Japan Institute of Health confirmed the Maitake’s antiviral properties.


The polysaccharides in our Maitake Mushroom Powder are among the most powerful found in any food source. These healing compounds are mostly found in the form of beta-glucans, which help the immune system by activating macrophages (effector cells), natural killer cells, and T-cells so that they can fight against cancer. These polysaccharides also have the ability to control blood sugar, diabetes, and body weight.

Full-Spectrum Nutrition and Healing

Our Maitake Mushroom Powder is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, like potassium, calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, and amino acids. Just one serving per day helps to regulate digestion and the elimination process, and increase energy levels in the body.

Maitake mushrooms have shown effective in maintaining healthy blood pressure and reducing insulin resistance. Our Maitake Mushroom Powder is easily absorbed, providing nutrients that are readily available to the body.

A Proprietary Growing Process Yields an Abundance of Nutrients

The mycelia of the Maitake Mushroom contain the greatest quality of polysaccharide compounds, so we use this part of the mushroom in our Maitake Mushroom powder. We grow and harvest only long-established and proven mushroom spores, which are cultivated in gluten-free and organic substrates.

The highly nutritive matter that provides a food source for our Maitake Mushroom Powder is 100% pure, with no additives or fillers. Our Maitakemushrooms develop throughout a carefully monitored process, which ensures that the most beneficial components of the mushroom are intentionally free from heavy metals or toxins that are present in many mushroom varieties.

After harvesting, our Maitake mushrooms undergo a cold drying and cold milling technique that protects the heat-sensitive enzymes, and breaks down fibers in the soft walls of the mycelia to make them more digestible.

Our Maitake Mushroom Powder is one of the first of its kind offered in the United States, and is of premium quality.

Try our Maitake Mushroom Powder as a tea, mixed with vanilla and honey, or added to your favorite vegetable dishes and sauces. You may also stir our Maitake Mushroom Powder into water.

Storage Instructions

If cared for properly, our Maitake Mushroom Powder has a shelf life of two to three years. To preserve the freshness of this product:

  • Avoid exposure to heat. The powder will remain fresh if stored at room temperature or below.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Squeeze all of the air out of the bag before sealing.
  • Seal the bag tightly after each use.
  • Store the powder in a dry place, and avoid all contact with moisture.


We package all of our superfood powders in all-natural brown kraft bags, each with a resealable zipper across the top. Each bag has a thin metal lining, which serves as a very effective barrier to light, oxygen, odors, flavors, moisture, and bacteria.

While printed plastic bags with clear windows may look beautiful, studies have shown that the toxins contained in the plastic are absorbed by food that is in direct contact with the plastic. Foods that are raw and all-natural, like superfood powders, are even more susceptible to this type of contamination than processed foods.

Botanical Name

Grifola Frondosa

Other Names

Champignon Dansant, Champignon des Fous Dansants, Champignon Maitake, Dancing Mushroom, Grifola, Hen of the Woods, Hongo Maitake, King of Mushrooms, Maitake, Monkey's Bench, Mushroom, Roi des Champignons, Shelf Fungi

Country of Origin

United States

Possible Benefits

While much research is still being conducted, some of the possible health benefits of our Maitake Mushroom Powder may include:

  • No additives or fillers
  • May be effective in boosting the immune system
  • May help to promote overall vitality and wellness
  • May be useful in lowering blood sugar levels
  • May help to promote cardiovascular health
  • May be a beneficial aid for weight loss
  • Studies have shown that it contains compounds that may have anti-tumor properties
  • May be effective in fighting against viruses
  • May help to reduce stress and tension
  • May be effective in fighting against cancer cells
  • May help to destroy free radicals
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals
  • May be useful in regulating elimination
  • May be effective for improving digestion
  • May help to increase energy and vitality
  • May be effective in lowering high blood pressure

Suggested Usage

The recommended daily usage is 1-2 teaspoons. 

As with all superfood powders, listen to your body, as you may find that either a smaller or higher intake is more suitable to your body. We recommend that you start with the recommended daily amount, and, if desired, gradually increase or decrease your daily consumption.

This powder blends well with juice, rice or soy milk, and yogurt, or can be added to your favorite smoothie. It can also be mixed into your homemade energy bars. While you can add this powder to a variety of recipes, raw food enthusiasts avoid cooking or heating in order to preserve the food's nutritional value.

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