King of Mushrooms And Hen of The Wood

King of Mushrooms And Hen of The Wood


Maitake native to East Asia and North America, means dancing mushroom in Japanese. The mushroom is said to have gotten its name after people danced after eating them because of toxic ingredients. Maitake mushroom is commonly known among English speakers as hen-of-the-woods, ram's head and sheep's head, and because of its size, Maitake is sometime called King of mushrooms in Asia.

Grows at the bottom of Oak, Elm, and Maple trees, Maitake assists human body in fighting against physical difficulty, and also works to regulate systems of the body that have become unbalanced. While this mushroom can be used in recipes for taste alone, it’s considered to be a medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine.

Although maitake mushroom has been used in Japan and China for thousands of years, it has only gained popularity in the United States over the last twenty years. People are praising this mushroom for its promises of health, vitality, and longevity. Compared with other mushrooms, maitake has shown better results in preventing and treating cancer and other health conditions. Maitake also has a positive effect on overall immunity.

Maitake mushroom is rich in:

  • antioxidants
  • beta-glucans
  • vitamins B and C
  • copper
  • potassium
  • fiber
  • minerals
  • amino acids

The mushroom is also:

  • fat-free
  • low-sodium
  • low-calorie
  • cholesterol-free

Laybio, as a premium extracts supplier, provides a long list of mushroom extracts to our customers including Maitake mushroom in powder, capsule and tablet. Recently, we launched much anticipated private labelling program to help our customers to quickly and easily launch new. Please feel free to contact our sales team should you have any question about our products or services.

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