Our organic shiitake tincture can be used to promote health and wellbeing. It can be taken any time of the day – simply place directly under your tongue or add to a hot or cold drink. Alternatively, enjoy a drop in your favourite soup or broth.
Our shiitake mushrooms are sourced from Southern Finland on Finnish birch substrate, which are either FSC or PEFC certified. This ensures responsible management of our forests. This organic shiitake tincture is completely free of synthetic ingredients. We only use the fruiting bodies of the mushroom in production – no fillers or mycelium grain are included. Using the fruiting bodies ensures that this tincture is functional and potent – containing all the benefits of the shiitake mushroom. Finally, correct extraction from the mushroom is key. Our extraction process delivers a pure and potent tincture by using Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction (UAE) technology. During this process the compounds of interest are removed from the chitin wall of the shiitake mushrooms. This increases the bioavailability of our shiitake tincture, increasing its effectiveness. Shiitake Origin & Appearance The shiitake mushroom (lentinula edodes) belongs to the marasmiaceae family of basidiomycete fungi. It grows on decaying woods in humid climates, and is also known as the “black forest mushroom”, or the “oakwood mushroom”.
Native to East Asia, the Shiitake mushroom has been used as a medicinal supplement for thousands of years. Packed with vitamin B, Eritadenine and Lentinan, Shiitake boosts the body’s immunity naturally, and can help ward off cold/flu symptoms. The beta-glucan compound of interest in this Shiitake mushroom supplement helps to lower cholesterol and keep the heart healthy, and it is also said to improve circulation. One recent study concluded that regular consumption of Shiitake mushrooms resulted in improved immunity – a conclusion drawn from evidence of improved cell proliferation and
activation, as well as increased sIgA production. Another study even suggested that some of shiitake’s bioactive compounds may protect against cancer, although further studies are needed on this.