Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)


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The Story

One of the most popular culinary mushrooms in the world.
Its a medicinal mushroom focuses on heart health and immune boosting properties. Known as “The Elixir of Life” Shitake contains Eritadenine, Sterols and Beta glucans which are three proven anti cholesterol compounds.

A notable extract from shiitake is called LEM (Lentinus edodes mycelium), which is rich in polysaccharides and lignans. LEM has been tested to treat multiple conditions; it shows high antitumor and antiviral activity, and helps to fight infections. Shiitake also contains lentinan, a polysaccharide which boosts immune defense activity. Lentinan also helps heal damage to chromosomes caused by anticancer treatment. Shiitake is an immune enhancer, stimulating lymphocytes when there are immune deficiencies. It has been used for treating ulcers, herpes, kidney inflammation, obesity, HIV, and for speeding up bone formation. It protects, nourishes, and supports stomach, liver, spleen, adrenals, and lungs. Through apoptosis, it fights against cancerous tumors. It benefits the cardiovascular system, lowering high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It also has adaptogenic, antihistamine/anti inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Its high selenium content aids with skin problems, such an acne; its zinc content aids with healing skin. Shiitake boosts energy levels, brain functions, and vitality. We include Shiitake in our Protect Source Blend


Immune enhancing medicinal mushroom with immune boosting polysaccharides, with anti viral and antibacterial properties. Supports stomach, spleen, kidney, liver and lungs.


  • Immune Support
  • Heart health
  • Anti-viral
  • Kidney issues
  • Bone formation
  • Maintain Normal Cholesterol