Another mushroom with a plethora of reported health benefits! Whether its cancer-fighting properties or enhancing immune function, Maitake is an extremely popular medicinal mushroom and is continually gaining buzz in medical fields.
Let’s dive in!
Teelixir Maitake Mushroom - FULL TEST & REVIEW BY HEAD PRODUCT TESTER AMBER BENNETT
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT TEELIXIR MAITAKE
The ease of taking it:
I love that Teelixir’s Maitake mushroom blends seamlessly into my morning coffee with a very unnoticeable taste.
This is a great one for those who don’t like to taste the earthiness most mushroom supplements bring!
I know I’m nourishing my body:
Maitake mushroom has been a trusted natural remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for over 2000 years!
Maitake mushrooms are packed with Vitamin D. This amazing nutrient is essential for keeping our immune system strong, our bones, muscles, and teeth healthy and strong, and also helps us absorb important minerals like phosphorus and calcium.
And that's not all! Maitake mushrooms are also a great source of phosphorus, which is important for forming teeth and bones, filtering waste in the kidneys, and even generating proteins that help repair our tissues and cells.
Maitake mushrooms also contain Beta-glucans, which are natural compounds that play a crucial role in maintaining our health. These amazing compounds are believed to have anti-diabetic, antimicrobial, and anti-hypercholesterolemic properties, making them essential agents that help our immune system fight off disease and keep us healthy.
How amazing is that?
WHAT WOULD MAKE ME LOVE IT EVEN MORE
I love Teelixir products, but I think it would be even better if they switched to using glass jars instead of the push-down tin lids. I've found that these lids can be a little tricky to get an airtight seal with, and over time moisture can creep in causing clumping of the product inside the container. By switching to glass jars, it would be much easier to keep everything fresh and delicious.
- Easy to mix into food or beverages to mask any earthy taste
- High in Vitamin D, Phosphorus & Beta-Glucans
- Nourishes our body
- Would like to see air-tight packaging to prevent moisture from getting in
WHAT GOES INTO TEELIXIR’S MAITAKE
- 100% Certified Organic Maitake Mushroom Extract
- Authentic Di Tao Source
- Third-Party Tested and Quality Verified
- Guaranteed Potency: >21% Beta-D-Glucans <2% Starch
- No Added Grains, Starch, Mycelium, or Fillers
WHERE TO BUY Teelixir's Maitake Powder?
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MAITAKE HEALTH BENEFITS
As I mentioned above, Maitake mushrooms contain an abundance of some of the most essential vitamins and minerals for human health and longevity. That’s not all Maitake brings to the table though.
May Kill Cancer Cells
Some early studies have suggested that extracts of Maitake mushrooms could potentially help treat breast cancer. These studies found that Maitake extracts may have the ability to fight against the growth and reproduction of breast cancer cells. Although more research is needed to confirm these findings, it's an exciting area of research to keep an eye on.
There was a study done on mice in 2013 that found that Maitake mushrooms can even help suppress the growth of cancerous tumours. This same study also discovered that Maitake mushrooms have the potential to increase the number of cancer-fighting cells in the body.
Could Help Lower Cholesterol
Researchers found that powdered Maitake extract can lower the cholesterol levels of mice while boosting our body's production of energy-providing fatty acids. Again - there is much more work to be done in the world of humans - but it is promising stuff!
How much do I take per day?
I like to start with about ¼ teaspoon per day when first trying Maitake, increasing to ½ teaspoon per day after about a week.
Teelixir’s guidelines on how to use Maitake state:
Each 200 mL when prepared as directed (1.6 g in 200 mL water) contains:
Grifola frondosa (Maitake) fruiting body extract dry concentrate 1.6 g.
Equiv. dry 16 g
Can I take it while pregnant or breastfeeding?
It’s always best to check with your health practitioner before starting any supplement - especially if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
How long does it take to start seeing results/benefits?
Maitake is an amazing adaptogen that can help bring balance and strength to your body. However, like any supplement, you'll need to take it regularly and give it some time to feel the benefits. We're all different, so while some people might feel changes right away, others might take a little longer to notice a difference. Just remember, consistency is the key to success in any supplement routine!
Here are some other happy customers detailing their experiences (taken directly from the Teelixir website)
“Teelixir Maitake is part of my day now, every day!” -Glydal. A
“Tastes great in my daily Chai, love it!” -Casey. M
“Helps regulate my energy levels!” -Isabelle. D
Any alternatives I think are worth considering:
Here are a couple of other great products you can stack with Teelixir Maitake to dial in the benefits:
A powerful blend of Agaricus blazei, Chaga sclerotia, Cordyceps militaris, Lion's Mane, Maitake, Red Reishi, Shiitake, Turkey Tail
Another incredible blend of some of the best and most thoroughly researched medicinal mushrooms. This blend contains Chaga, Reishi, Lion's mane, Cordyceps, Agaricus, Shiitake, Poria mushroom, and Maitake.
Contains the same 8 powerful medicinal mushrooms as Mason’s Mushroom but in hard capsule form.
As you can see, Maitake is full of all things good and nourishing!
The taste is mild and can be easily added to drinks and food. Plus, there is mounting evidence to suggest that Maitake mushrooms can help with various aspects of our health.
I think medicinal mushrooms are fascinating and I'm excited to learn about more potential benefits as more research is conducted.
Just remember - consult your GP before taking it, and always start slow with any new supplement to see how your body reacts!
Finally - if you want a few more insights into Maitake hit play on the video below ;)