New Roots Herbal’s Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is a hot water–extracted medicinal mushroom formula standardized to contain 40% polysaccharides (300 mg per capsule). Hot-water extraction is critical in obtaining a high-quality and effective mushroom product, and is the traditional Asian method of extraction. In the whole mushroom, polysaccharides are bound by indigestible cell wall comprised of chitin; chitin must be dissolved through hot water in order to gently release the medicinal components, the mushroom polysaccharides. Conversely, grinding the mushroom may cause damage to the long-chain polysaccharides and fails to remove the indigestible chitin (fibre), limiting the amount of therapeutic constituents that can be fit per capsule. Standardization ensures that the final product contains a consistent amount of polysaccharides to allow delivery of a therapeutic dose.
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Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) mushroom extract, standardized to 40% polysaccharides providing 25% beta‑glucans 300 mg
Vegetable magnesium stearate in a non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.
Doesn't contain: Gluten, soy, wheat, eggs, dairy, yeast, citrus, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours, starch, or sugar.
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners.
Known adverse reaction: Hypersensitivity/allergy can occur with shiitake supplements; in which case, discontinue use.
Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children. This product is sensitive to humidity and heat. Keep in cool and dry place.