Grown in the rich loams of forests in Japan, China, Europe, and North America, the maitake mushroom has been prized for its variety of uses as well as its rich flavor.
In the past 30 years, research has identified numerous potential uses for this special fungus beyond its taste, including its ability to help reduce weight gain.
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Maitake mushrooms have shown promising progress for improving the immune system by stimulating disease-fighting cells:
- Natural killer cells
Maitake works since it contains beta glucan, a polysaccharide compound that stimulates the action of the above disease-fighting cells.
Additionally, maitake can promote immune-related efficiency by increasing the presence of certain proteins called “interleukins.” Interleukens activate your body’s white blood cells to do their defensive work. The end result is an increased defense against infections, AIDS, and cancer.
3 potential benefits are included in this process:
- Protects healthy cells from turning into cancerous cells
- Aids the prevention of cancer metastasis
- Slows, or in some cases, stops tumor growth
Animal studies have shown that including maitake in your routine diet can reduce weight gain, not only because of its high–fiber, low-calorie quality, but because maitake also helps boost metabolism rates. How? Thanks to the aforementioned, beta glucan, which maitake contains.
Beta glucan is thought to be the source of maitake’s ability to help:
- Control blood sugar by enhancing insulin sensitivity
- Decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
- Increase weight loss, especially around the abdomen
One of Perricone’s Top 10 Weight Loss Supplements, Maitake Mushroom Extract is an easy way to benefit from maitake’s benefits.
Perricone MD Maitake Mushroom Extract is ideal for those who want to fight against weight, particularly in the mid-section. Dr. Perricone recommends taking 1 caplet 3X a day between meals.
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