Maitake mushrooms are said to offer a wide range of health benefits. Maitake mushrooms is high in beta-glucan, a type of polysaccharide, a long molecule of carbohydrates found to affect the immune system. Maitake is often said to boost immune function and, in turn, fight certain infections. Maitake is also touted as a natural remedy for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. It's even being researched as a potential cancer-fighter.


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  • Cancer

    A 2013 study indicates that maitake D-Fraction could be useful in preventing and treating breast cancer. Researchers suggest that this mushroom can fight the growth and reproduction of cancerous cells.

    Maitake mushroom has been shownTrusted Source to suppress tumor growth. It can also increase the number of cells fighting against the tumor. This suggests that it is effective in managing cancer in humans when taken orally.

    An earlier study found maitake D-Fraction, which is an extract, to be efficient in killing human cancer cells. It was taken alongside a protein that also fights cancer and succeeded in increasing the protein’s effectiveness.


    Researchers in a 2013 study found that maitake powdered extract lowered cholesterol levels in mice. It was also shown to increase fatty acids that provide energy. Because of this, researchers theorized that eating maitake mushroom may help keep arteries healthy.

    Type 2 Diabetes

    The results of a 2015 studyTrusted Source showed that maitake mushroom can have a positive effect with type 2 diabetes. During the study, maitake mushroom consumption had a positive effect on glucose levels . This points to the mushroom’s potential to treat type 2 diabetes.

    Maitake mushroom may also be useful in treating:

    • cold and flu viruses
    • high or low blood pressure
    • immune function
    • side effects of chemotherapy