Our Organic Shiitake powder is an adaptogenic mushroom that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.
Shiitake is a type of edible mushroom known for its rich and savory flavor. It is widely used in various cuisines and is renowned for its potential health benefits, making it a popular choice for both culinary and medicinal purposes.
What are adaptogens?
Adaptogens are called adaptogens because they help the body adapt to stress. They do this by increasing the body’s resistance to stressors, both physical and emotional. Adaptogens work by balancing the body’s hormones and neurotransmitters, and by improving the function of the immune system.
Why is Shiitake good for you, according to science :
Shiitake mushrooms contain a number of beneficial compounds, including lentinan, beta-glucans, and sterols.
- Heart health: Shiitake mushrooms contain compounds that can help to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. (R 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Immune boost: they contain beta-glucans that can help to boost the immune system. (R 1, 2, 3)
- Potential anticancer activity: Lentinan, a polysaccharide in shiitake mushrooms may have anticancer activity. (R 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
It is important to note that adaptogens work differently for everyone, and some people may experience more benefits than others.
While scientific studies on the benefits of shiitake mushrooms are promising, further research is needed to conclusively confirm their specific advantages for human health.
How to use your Organic Shiitake powder :
Mix 1/2 tsp in smoothies, yoghurt, soup or porridge, 1 to 2 times per day.
In addition to its health benefits, shiitake mushrooms are also a good source of protein, fiber, and vitamins B1, B2, and D. They can be added to a variety of dishes, including soups, stews, stir-fries, and salads.
Shiitake is contraindicated for those who are allergic to culinary mushrooms. No information on the safety of shiitake during pregnancy or lactation has been identified in the scientific or traditional literature.