In Japanese, ‘Mai’ means dance and ‘Take’ means mushroom, thus ‘Dancing Mushroom’. Until about 1980 Maitake was only available from the wild.
Approximately 2000 years ago, Maitake was used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for improving the health of the spleen and stomach, calming nerves and treating haemorrhoids.
In more recent animal experiments and human clinical trials, Maitake was found to have promising anti-tumor and anti-viral properties. Other therapeutic uses of this mushroom include blood pressure regulation, control of diabetes, normalizing cholesterol levels, treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and anti-HIV activity.
The d-fraction is originally a term coined in the 1980s; it referred then to a purified -fractionated- beta-glucan, bonded with a protein; a so-called 'proteoglycan'. This particular fraction showed a lot of promise because of its anti-tumor potential.
Unfortunately, neither this product nor its successor, the md-fraction (a more pure version of the d-fraction, patented in 1997) is for sale in its undiluted pure form; the production costs are probably too high (it's a 200 : 1 extract) and the fractionating process is too complex for mass-production.
Although the manufacturers prefer to keep the details as vague as possible (marketing reasons), here are some -verifiable- facts:
Based on the existing facts we feel confident ORIVeDA Grifolan® is at least equal to, if not more potent than the best of the current commercially available Maitake products. Apart from that, the value for money is much better.
*D-Fraction® and PD-Fraction® are trademarks of Mushroom Wisdom, Inc., NJ, USA. MaitakeGold 404® (MTG) is a trademark of The Tradeworks Group, VT, USA
The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the TGA or FDA.
This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Do not use this product instead of regular medication. If any concerns, consult your GP
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