History of the Maitake Mushroom

Maitake Possesses a Long History of Medicinal and Culinary Use

MaitakeGold 404® is a clinically tested extract of Maitake (Grifola frondosa) mushroom fruit body that provides natural immune support for year-round health and well-being. Maitake mushroom (commonly known as ‘hen of the woods’ or ‘dancing mushroom’) has been used traditionally for centuries as both a culinary and medicinal mushroom. Prior to modern cultivation techniques in controlled facilities, it was gathered in the wild from the base of oak, beech, and elm trees where it grows naturally on roots. In ancient times, because it was such a treasured food and healing source, when people discovered Maitake fruit bodies during their forays along mountainsides where it grew, they would purportedly dance for joy.

Maitake Mushroom Possesses Multiple Health Benefits

Hen of the Woods Mushroom (Grifola frondosa)Use of Maitake mushroom as an immune health optimizer has been popular in regions of the East, including Japan, China, and other countries, since ancient times. Modern scientific research has provided additional support for this mushroom’s numerous health benefits, which has led to its acceptance in the West as a superior dietary supplement ingredient.