Organic Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
Helps to combat fatigue
Standardised extract to contain 30% polysaccharides and 15% beta-glucans
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Ingredients: Organic Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
†N/A: Not applicable
**From organic farming.
Maltodextrin**. Vegetable-based capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.
Description: Organic Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
Used for thousands of years in China, shiitake (Lentinula edodes (Berk.) Pegler) is an edible mushroom rich in proteins and polysaccharides, which include lentinan, a beta-glucan with numerous properties.
Polysaccharides in shiitake act as powerful immunomodulators. In addition to being rich in vitamins and minerals, shiitake is an excellent restorative and helps combat fatigue.
Shiitake also has antibiotic, antiviral, antithrombotic and lipid-lowering activity (reduces cholesterol levels).
Our organic shiitake extract is standardised to contain 30% polysaccharides and 15% beta-glucans, guaranteeing maximum effectiveness.
Organic Shiitake (Lentinula edodes): Detailed information
Description and origin
Shiitake (Lentinula edodes (Berk.) Pegler) is a fungus native to East Asia1 and has been cultivated for thousands of years in Japan and China. This basidiomycetic fungus grows on trees, degrading cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin in the trunks. Shiitake is also one of the most cultivated fungi in the world, second only to the mushroom (Agaricus bisporus (Lange) Sing.)2.
Known for centuries, use of the shiitake fungus became widespread in China during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Shiitake was considered a tonic capable of alleviating pain, discomfort and fatigue relating to ageing3.
The shiitake fungus is rich in polysaccharides such as the beta-glucans lentinan and LC11. It also contains lipids, proteins, essential amino acids, vitamins (primarily from group B and D) and minerals (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, aluminium, silica, iron, phosphorus and sulphur)4.
Shiitake is a fungus with immunomodulatory, anti-bacterial and antiviral properties5.
Among the polysaccharides present in shiitake, beta-glucans have an immunostimulant function that has been studied for decades6. Early studies into beta-glucans identified that they were capable of stimulating the mononuclear phagocytic system (cells of the immune system), boosting the general defence mechanisms and promoting resistance to tumours by activating various immune responses7. Lentinan stimulates production of antibodies, and it has been observed in experiments conducted on cell cultures that it stimulates the cells of the immune system to attack cells infected by viruses3.
According to some studies, the polysaccharides present in shiitake could also be potential prebiotics (stimulating the growth and activity of probiotics), and a recent laboratory study demonstrated the effectiveness of polysaccharides in shiitake for boosting immunity and improving intestinal health5. Finally, the lipid-lowering activity in shiitake is also due to beta-glucans, since they reduce the absorption of cholesterol and inhibit the enzyme HMG CoA-reductase, an enzyme involved in the metabolism of cholesterol, inhibition of which reduces the serum levels of cholesterol8.
- Chemical constituents of Lentinus edodes. Resurreccion et al. Der Pharmacia Lettre 2016. 8(4): 117-120.
- Genome sequence of the edible cultivated mushroom Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) reveals insights into lignocellulose degradation. Chen et al. PLoS ONE. 2016. 11(8): e0160336.
- Are mushrooms medicinal? Money. Fungal Biol. 2016. 120(4): 449-453.
- Fitoterapia. Vademécum de prescripción. Vanaclocha B, Cañigueral S (Eds). 4ª Edición. Barcelona: Elsevier Masson, 2003.
- Lentinula edodes-derived polysaccharide rejuvenates mice in terms of immune responses and gut microbiota. Xu et al. Food Funct. 2015. 6(8):2653-2663.
- Immune-enhancing effects of Maitake (Grifola frondosa) and Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) extracts. Vetvicka and Vetvickova. Ann Transl Med. 2014. 2(2): 14.
- Medicinal mushrooms as a source of antitumor and immunomodulating polysaccharides. Wasser. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2002.60: 258-274.
- Lentinula edodes (shiitake mushroom): An assessment of in vitro anti-atherosclerotic bio-functionality. Rahman et al. Saudi J Biol Sci. 2018 25 (8). 1515-1523.
Use: Organic Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
2 capsules per day with half a glass of water at mealtimes.
Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Does not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are undergoing medical treatment, seek your therapist's advice. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of young children.
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.
Quality: Organic Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
PRODUCT NAMEOrganic Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
BOTANICAL NAMELentinula edodes (Berk.) Pegler
SERVINGS PER CONTAINER30 servings
FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:
This food supplement is manufactured by a GMP-compliant laboratory (GMPs are the Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines for the European pharmaceutical industry).
The active principle content is guaranteed through regular tests.
Organic products at Anastore are produced in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 and its subsequent amendments on organic production and the labelling of organic products, with the aim of ensuring consumer confidence and protecting consumer interests.
Certificate issue date: 2022/05/11
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