As rich in iron, copper and vitamin C, can prevent anemia, scurvy, vitiligo, to prevent the occurrence of atherosclerosis and thrombosis;
its high content of selenium and chromium, protect the liver, pancreas, liver cirrhosis and diabetes prevention role; it also has high levels of selenium prevention of Keshan disease, Kashin-Beck disease and certain heart function;
it and calcium and vitamin D, both with and can effectively prevent rickets;
the high zinc content favorable for brain development, maintaining visual acuity, promote wound healing;
high levels of vitamin E and selenium complexes, so that it can anti-aging, enhance memory and sensitivity. At the same time it is an excellent immunomodulator.
as a medicine, and Polyporus frondosa equivalent, can cure dysuria, edema, beriberi, cirrhosis and diabetes, it is a very valuable medicinal fungi.
which also inhibit the effect of high blood pressure and obesity.
Maitake higher selenium content have to resist cancer effect.
1. Strengthening the immune system
Although the polysaccharide immune system activation mechanism so true there is still controversy, but has confirmed that a different polysaccharides can stimulate T- cell function, natural killer (NK) cells and macrophage activity. T- cell is a white blood cell, which can be "swallowed" pathogens such as yeast cells, bacteria, virus-infected cells and so on. Macrophages concentrated in the mucous layer of the body - especially in the digestive, urinary and respiratory systems. Polysaccharide also plays a role in the support and strengthening of the reticuloendothelial system, the immune cells (including macrophages) depth spleen, liver and lymph tissue and engulf the organization wastes and toxic chemicals.
Polysaccharide can activate the immune response, such as macrophages, natural killer cells, T- lymphocytes, and lymph factor and interleukin. These properties make it useful in the treatment of cancer. Studies have shown that it can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, animal experiments also showed that Maitake can shrink tumors. In one study, and other natural substances detected compared to before. Maitake proved to be the most effective cancer apoptosis (cell death) inducing agent.
3. lower blood pressure, cholesterol and atherosclerosis
Polysaccharide of active ingredients such as beta (1-3) D- glucan and beta (1-6) D- glucan protein compounds with reduced blood glucose (sugar) in an active role. Contain unsaturated fatty acids in the extract of Grifola frondosa e.g. triglyceride linoleate, also has lower blood sugar, cholesterol and arteriosclerosis effect,