Arbonne Ingredients Maitake


Maitake mushrooms are packed with immune-boosting and antioxidant properties. Ideal for culinary use and supplements, they help regulate blood sugar and support weight management. Enjoyed in various dishes or as a tea, with a recommended intake of 1-3 grams per day for supplements.

What is Maitake?

Maitake (Grifola frondosa), also known as "Hen of the Woods," is a type of mushroom known for its rich, earthy flavor and frilly, feather-like appearance. This mushroom has been a staple in traditional Asian cuisine and medicine for centuries, prized for its culinary versatility and health benefits.

Where is it Usually Found in Nature?

Maitake mushrooms grow at the base of oak, elm, and maple trees. They are native to the northeastern parts of Japan and North America, where they thrive in the late summer to early autumn. In the wild, maitake mushrooms can form large clusters that can weigh several pounds.

Benefits to Health and Body

  1. Immune System Support: Maitake contains beta-glucans, complex sugars that stimulate the immune system and enhance its ability to fight infections.
  2. Blood Sugar Regulation: Studies suggest that maitake mushrooms can help regulate blood sugar levels, making them beneficial for people with diabetes or insulin resistance.
  3. Antioxidant Properties: Maitake is rich in antioxidants, which protect cells from oxidative damage and support overall health.
  4. Weight Management: Low in calories and high in fiber, maitake mushrooms can promote satiety and support weight management efforts.
  5. Cardiovascular Health: Maitake can help lower cholesterol levels and improve arterial health, reducing the risk of heart disease.

Examples of Use

  • Culinary: Maitake mushrooms are delicious in a variety of dishes, including soups, stir-fries, and grilled preparations. Their robust flavor makes them a great addition to vegetarian and vegan meals.
  • Supplements: Maitake extracts are available in capsules, powders, and tinctures, used for their immune-boosting and health-promoting properties.
  • Tea: Maitake mushroom tea is another way to consume this beneficial fungus, providing a soothing and healthful beverage.

Suggested Daily Intake

For culinary purposes, maitake mushrooms can be enjoyed freely in meals. As a supplement, typical doses range from 1 to 3 grams of maitake extract per day. For maitake tea, consuming one to two cups per day is common. Always follow the dosage recommendations provided by the supplement manufacturer or consult with a healthcare provider.

You'll find Maitake in the following Arbonne products