The Immune Boosting Power of Maitake Mushroom
Pets experience weakened immune systems for reasons such as cancer, infection or inflammation
Additionally, pets with cancer are often given chemotherapy.
Unfortunately, few Western remedies exist to treat immunodeficiencies.
Pets undergoing chemotherapy and those with compromised immune systems may benefit from the addition of an immune-boosting, mushroom-based supplement.
An increasing number of pet parents see excellent results by administering supplements with maitake mushroom for pet immune systems.
What is Maitake Mushroom?
Maitake mushrooms, also known as Grifola frondosa, “sheep’s head” or “hen of the woods,” are polypores growing at the base of oak, elm and maple trees.
Maitake mushrooms grow wild in Japan, China, and North America during autumn months.
People in Japan and China recommend maitake mushrooms for thousands of years.
In fact, “maitake” means “dancing mushroom” in Japanese, because people supposedly danced with happiness after finding it in the wild because of its healing properties.
Maitake mushrooms contain:
Maitake mushrooms are proven to treat:
- Blood pressure problems
- Immune function
- Side effects of chemotherapy
- Cold and flu viruses
- Blood sugar
- High cholesterol
Why is Maitake Mushroom Beneficial for Improving Pet Immunity?
Animal studies show maitake mushrooms have the ability to to enhance macrophages, natural killer (NK) cells and cytotoxic T-cells.
According to the study, maitake mushrooms induced tumor growth by 86% compared to untreated animals.
Studies show immune enhancement and anti-inflammatory properties, boosting anti-tumor effects against syngeneic, allogenic tumors.
The bodies of maitake mushrooms also contain D-fraction, a polysaccharide shown to be effective at inhibiting tumor growth and restoring suppressed immune functions.
Does Maitake Mushroom Have Side Effects?
Safety is not proven in pregnant or lactating animals.
Maitake mushrooms can lower blood sugar levels and could lower blood pressure.
How to Use Maitake Mushroom with Other Herbs and Compounds
Maitake mushroom’s benefits are best when combined with other compounds.
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