Grifola frondosa (Maitake)

Hen-of-the-woods, ram's head

Available as:

Maitake extract

Pure medicinal mushroom extract, standardised for polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are extracted from the chitin cover in the mushrooms using hot water. Compared with the powder, the extract has around 10 times the concentration of polysaccharides.

  • Maitake extract organically grown – standardised to 30% polysaccharides
  • Maitake mushroom extract conventionally grown – standardised to 30% polysaccharides
  • Maitake mushroom extract conventionally grown – standardised to 40% polysaccharides

Maitake powder

Our medicinal mushroom powders are gained from the gently dried fruiting body of the mushroom by grinding it finely. The grain size < 0.125 mm is a sign of quality.

  • Maitake powder organically grown
  • Maitake powder conventionally grown

Maitake capsules (bulk)

  • Extract capsules in organic quality
  • Extract caspules in conventional quality
  • Powder capsules in organic quality
  • Powder capsules in conventional quality

All Maitake raw materials are tested for 250 parameters and aromatic hydrocarbons. The corresponding lab analyses and certificates are supplied to you with every batch.


Brief profile:

Originally, Maitake was a common and popular edible and medicinal mushroom in Japan that grows on tree roots, primarily old oak roots. With its large fruiting body consisting of many small grey to grey-brown felt caps, the mushroom is able to perfectly blend into its environment, making it difficult to detect in nature. The mushroom, which is also known under the name hen-of-the-woods, has a pleasant taste with an intense mushroom flavour, and is now also cultivated in North America and Europe in addition to Japan.

Besides minerals and trace elements such as iron, zinc, potassium and magnesium, the Maitake mushroom is particularly rich in ergosterol. It also contains riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, biotin and folic acid. However, the mushroom is particularly valued for its ß-D-glucan-type polysaccharides.

Maitakte, Grifola: powder, extract and bulk capsules. contract manufacuturing, private label possible
Capsules in culture dish