Lentinula edodes (shiitake)

Hua Gu

Available as:

Shiitake 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.

  • Shiitake extract organically grown – standardised to 30% polysaccharides
  • Shiitake extract conventionally grown – standardised to 30% polysaccharides

Shiitake 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.

  • Shiitake powder organically grown
  • Shiitake powder conventionally grown

Shiitake capsules

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

All Shiitake 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:

The Shiitake mushroom grows in the deciduous forests of Japan, China and Vietnam - mainly on dead tree trunks. For processing as dried mushrooms, seasonings or dietary supplements, Shiitake is grown on farms.<br><br>Its use is documented in traditional dietetics. The Shiitake mushroom contains all essential amino acids and minerals, such as iron, potassium, calcium and zinc, and vitamins.

The beta-D-glucan lentinan is particularly important. It is known as a biological response modifier. Another interesting vital substance in Shiitake is eritadenine. It is frequently the subject of scientific studies.

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