The shiitake is an edible mushroom native to East Asia, which is known scientifically by the name Lentinus edodes, but you likely know them simply as Shiitake mushrooms. They are quite popular in the culinary world and are commonly used in a variety of dishes. In Chinese historical writings it was called “an elixir of life.” This mushroom was first cultivated in central China during the 12th century.
√. Di Tao Origin -Our Shiitake mushroom source from Qingyuan County, Zhejiang Province, China.
√. Organic Certified - Our Shiitake mushroom extract is USDA & EU organic certified.
√. 100% Fruit Bodies - Unlike most mushroom products in the market that use mycelium, our Shiitake extract comes from the fruiting bodies of Shiitake to ensure a 100% real mushroom with no grains, no additives, and no fillers.
√. Duanwood Shiitake - Our Shiitake mushroom is grown on sawdust logs in our organic mushroom farms, where shiitake grows naturally as similar as the growth medium in wild.
√. 100% Water-soluble - Our Shiitake extract powder is 100% water-soluble, it is different from other products on the market. Water-soluble beta-glucan is more easily absorbed by the body.
BENEFITS OF SHIITAKE
√. Support immune health
√. Support heart health
√. Support cholesterol reducing
SHIITAKE EXTRACT USES
Our mushroom extracts are commonly used as nutraceuticals, dietary and nutritional supplements. They are also used as a component ingredient of nutritional supplements and vitamins. Mushroom extracts are also used in many food products including but not limited to meal replacement and energy bars, snack bars, fruit, and vegetable-based drinks, milk and creamer-based beverages, sauces and seasonings, chocolates, teas, and coffee and coffee substitutes.
Since 2000, Qinshantang has focused on the development and manufacture of medicinal mushroom extracts and Traditional Chinese Medicine for the health and wellness industry. Our unique extraction technique and the supply chain of herbal cultivation have been perfected over 20 years which is your guarantee of a safe, certain, and highly effective product. We mostly care about the effectiveness and quality of our products. We believe that this is very important for your brand's initial word-of-mouth accumulation. This is the core competitiveness of our brand which is different from other suppliers.
And if you are wondering how we are able to produce such high-quality products in China, please read more about the extensive quality control measures we take.
Specifications Of The Mushroom Extract We Have:
Beta-glucan levels: 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% (Extracted from fruiting bodies)
Polysaccharides levels: 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50% (Extracted from fruiting bodies)
Each level specification represents one kind of product.
The contents of β-glucans are determined by the Megazyme method.
The contents of Polysaccharides are UV spectrophotometric method.
Why Do We Recommend You Choose Beta-glucan For Your Supplements?
Mushrooms have been valued for their health benefits and medicinal effects for centuries. One of the special components found from mushrooms is beta-glucan, which is predominantly composed in the fungal cell wall and is mostly composed of beta-D-glucose. In many researches, beta-glucan effectively stimulates the host immune response to defend against bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections. Moreover, it is known as biological response modifier since it primarily achieves its disease protective activity through modulating the host immune system. The stimulation of beta-glucan to macrophages, neutrophils, and natural killer (NK) cells is proved by binding to the receptor (dectin-1) of these cells and modulates the systems. In clinical applications, beta-glucan is usually used as an adjuvant to enhance the effectiveness of the medicine.
A common trend you see in the medicinal mushroom industry are various brands claiming that their medicinal mushrooms products contain high amounts of polysaccharides. This looks and sounds great on paper but this can be very misleading considering that polysaccharides can also come from starches. What we’ve discovered is that the polysaccharides in many so-called mushroom products are made up of alpha-glucans and not beta-glucans.
Mushrooms (or basidiomycetes) contain many different forms of polysaccharides but the most important compounds are identified as the beta-D-glucans. Beta-glucans come in various forms. The main one has what is known as 1-3,1-6 branching, or (1-3)(1-6) beta-D-glucans. This refers to the structural characteristics with particular designations (1-3) describing the linking pattern in the long chain molecule. (1-3)(1-6) beta-D-glucans are specific to fungi and yeast.
Oats and grains also contain beta-glucans but they have a different branching structure, which is (1-4)-beta-glucans.
The term beta-glucan refers to the beta-linked glucose molecules that form the typical fungal polysaccharide. The important difference when comparing the various sources of polysaccharides is that beta-glucans (and cellulose) are beta-linked while other forms such as starch are alpha-linked, otherwise known as alpha-glucans (α-Glucans).
So, a medicinal mushroom product should quantify the beta-glucans so you know the important medicinal compounds that much of the research is based around are present. This will help you in making an honest decision when selecting the right mushroom product.
At QinShanTang, we use the Megazyme method to measure beta-glucans and starch on all our products to show the potency and to confirm that they contain no fillers or grains.
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