Organic Shiitake Mushroom Powder 125g

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses this mycelium heavyweight as a stimulant to boost overall health, prevent strokes, relieve hunger, strengthen the immune system, stimulate “qi” (life force) and improve circulation.

£16.99

One of the most popular mushroom in the world

Shiitake has long been a favourite of the Chinese and Japanese. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses this mycelium heavyweight as a stimulant to boost overall health, prevent strokes, relieve hunger, strengthen the immune system, stimulate “qi” (life force) and improve circulation.

Immune System Boost

Helps Heart Health

Assist with Weight Loss

Helps Lower Cholesterol

How Shiitake mushrooms can help you

Reduce Inflammation & Allergies

The shiitake mushroom is almost unique in its ability to either up-regulate or down-regulate the immune system. Several studies have demonstrated this potential, with one set of studies showing they prevent over activity of the immune system – helping to reduce inflammation and allergies.

Lower Cholesterol

Shiitake mushrooms contain 3 compounds that may help to lower cholesterol; Eritadenine – inhibits an enzyme involved in the production of cholesterol, Sterols – molecules that can help to block cholesterol absorption in the gut, and Beta-Glucans – a soluble fibre which dissolves in the digestive tract and creates a thick gel like paste, this binds with excess cholesterol to keep it from being absorbed.

Directions for use

How often you take Betterbio, Cordycep Mushroom blend is entirely up to you. Mushroom powders can become ingredients to cooking and baking recipes!

Simply use 4g (a teaspoon) into a glass of juice or you can even add to smoothies, yoghurt, porridge, or even sprinkle on to your granola & more..

Food for healthy weight loss

A fabulous food for healthy weight loss, shiitake is around 30% fibre which not only increases satiety, it is the kind of fibre that makes it difficult for the body to absorb fat. In a study conducted by the University of Wollongong, Australia, a research group fed four groups of rats a high fat diet along with a certain amount of shiitake supplements. The rats that received the highest amount of shiitake also had the lowest weight gain, around 1/3 less than rats fed the fatty diet without shiitake.

Florida Institute of Food

In April 2015, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences published a study showing increased immunity in persons who ate cooked shiitake mushrooms every day for 4 weeks. Through blood tests before and after the experiment, researchers saw better functioning gamma delta T-cells and reductions in inflammatory proteins.

Folklore and History

indigenous to Japan, China and Korea, shiitake has a long history of cultivation, with one of the first historical records to mention shiitake dated 199 AD.

In China the cultivation of shiitake started around 1,000 years ago with a man called Wu San-Kwung. According to legend, Kwung was testing his axe on a log that had shiitake growing on it – swinging his axe he made several cuts in the log before leaving. He returned some days later to discover that more shiitake had grown exactly where the log had been chopped by his axe. Kwung continued to successfully experiment, becoming the pioneer of cultivated shiitake. In his quest to perfect his method of cultivation he became frustrated with one particular log that wouldn’t fruit. After a long, hard, rainy day Kwung vented his frustration by beating and flinging the log around. Upon his return he discovered that the log he had beaten so vigorously was completely covered in mushrooms. Kwung had inadvertently discovered the ‘soak and beat’ method of mushroom cultivation which is still in use today. Kwung’s contribution to shiitake cultivation is commemorated in a temple situated in Qingyuan, where festivals are still celebrated in his name.

Benefiting Elements

1-3 beta-glucans; polysaccharide KS-2; glycoproteins (LEM, LAP); eritadenine; iron, niacin, vitamins B1 and B2.

More Health Benefits

More studies showed that shiitake can stimulate a poorly functioning immune system, helping to fight off viral infections – including tumour related growths. Whilst this dual regulatory action may seem contradictory, this type of adaptive regulation is exactly what the body needs to thrive.

Shiitake mushrooms also contain an extensively researched polysaccharide called “lentinan” – a compound which activates macrophage T-lymphocytes and other immune effector cells.

In addition to the above, shiitake mushrooms demonstrate strong anti-fungal and antibacterial effects.

Additional information

Weight0.125 kg
Ingredients

100% Shiitake Mushroom

Nutritional info Per 100g

Energy KJ – 1134KJ, Energy Kcal – 527Kcal, Protein – 14.56g, Carbohydrate – 28.95g, of which sugars – <0.50g, Total Fat – 1.44g, of which saturates 0.23g, Total Fibre – 42.59g, Sodium – 0.013g

Suggested use

Add 1 – 2 teaspoons to soups, stews, pasta, sauces, gravies or infuse in a tea.

Storage

Store away from moisture or direct sunlight.

Free From

Peanut, Peanut Oil, Tree nuts, Sesame Seeds, Milk &, Derivatives, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Soya, Wheat & Gluten, Sulfites, Other Known Allergens, It is also free from any GMO

Warning

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, please consult your GP before use. Stop using If any adverse reactions occur and seek medical assistance. If the product packaging is damaged, do not use. Keep out of reach from children.

Tested For

heavy metals, e.coli, yeast, mould, salmonella and foreign matter. This product contains no bulking agents, added sugar, palm oil or GMO.

Country of Origin

China

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