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Shiitake Mushroom  
Dong Gu
Lentinus Edodes Fungus

Common Name: Shiitake Mushroom, Shitake Mushroom, Forest mushroom, lentinula, pasania fungus, lentinula, hua gu
Botanical Name: Lentinus edodes fungus
Pin Yin Name: Dong Gu  / Xiang Gu
Origin China
013476

Xiang Gu 
Lentinus edodes
nuherbs® Herbs

Shiitake
Mushroom
Medium size whole
pound $36.00
22315 Dong Gu
whole form
Temple of Heaven Brand
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pound $38.99
202127-51 Shitake Mushroom

Lentinus elodes
powder form
pound $37.00
PF0142 Shiitake Mushroom  - Asian Tonifying Mushroom by 
Planetary Herbals
 
Shiitake Mushroom-A Treasure From Asia! Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum Shiitake Mushroom combines whole shiitake mushroom fruiting body with a concentrated fruiting body extract. Shiitake is internationally renowned for its ability to support a healthy liver. The combination of the whole fruiting body and concentrated extract ensures the delivery of shiitake's beneficial compounds in a manner that is easily assimilated into the body.
Supplement Facts for 450 mg Tablet
Serving Size: 2 Tablets
Amount %DV
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%
Calcium 110 mg 11%
Iron (naturally occurring) 860 mcg 5%
Proprietary Blend: Shiitake Mushroom Fruiting Body and Shiitake Mushroom Fruiting Body Extract. 900 mg

Other Ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, modified cellulose gum, and magnesium stearate.

Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.

Suggested Use: 2 tablets twice daily between meals

60 tablets Sale Price
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PF0148 Shiitake Extract,
Full spectrum
Planetary Herbals

Supplement Facts for Liquid
Serving Size: 40 drops (approx. 1 ml)
Amount
Mature Shiitake Fruiting Body Extract 1 ml

Other Ingredients: grain alcohol (60%) and purified water.

Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.

Suggested Use: 40 drops twice daily.

 

2 oz Sale Price

$16.05

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Shiitake mushrooms are among the most studied and have proven health benefits. [1] Shiitake mushrooms are the second most cultivated mushroom in the world, only after Agaricus, the Paris mushroom. They are priced on the high side, but are not as expensive as Chanterelles or Morels, and have the distinct advantage of a long shelf life because they are most commonly sold dried, there being a very large demand for the dry form.[2]  Shiitake mushrooms are also heavily cultivated in southeast Asia and the Americas. Many of the southern states have large shiitake farms which ship mushrooms all over the United States.[3]

Shiitake is a polysaccharide rich mushroom which has been shown to be effective at stimulating the immune system and helping the body with health issues.  Shiitake has also been found to lessen the side effects of chemotherapy, reduce inflammation, and help with cardiovascular issues.

Shiitake mushrooms are usually grown logs 8 to 15 cm (3 to 6 inches) in diameter and up to 1.2 meters (4 feet) long, but short thick logs (50 cm or 20 inches long) can also be used. Approximately 50 plugs are suitable for four or five logs.[4] Shiitake mushrooms are touted for both their delicious taste and health benefits. These mushrooms can be dried or pickled.  Shiitake mushrooms are high in protein, fiber, carbs, vitamins and minerals.  In general most edible mushroom varieties are well know for their health benefits, but shiitake seems to be one of the most beneficial.[6]

Shiitake Mushrooms are characterized by their tan to brown umbrella-shaped medium-sized caps. The edges of the cap roll inwards.[12]


[1] http://www.5tjt.com/news/read.asp?id=2494
[2] http://www.dried-mushrooms.us/shiitake.html
[3] http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-shiitake.htm
[4] http://www.handsontv.info/series3/grow_it_yourself_reports/farmingfungus_germany.html
[6] http://dried-shiitake.com/
[12] http://www.foodfullstop.com/supplier/smithy-mushrooms/2-0-0.html


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