Serving Size: 1 tablet
Servings per Container: 270
Amount per Serving: Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa) Fruit Body Powder 250 mg* Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa) Extract (PSX-Fraction, standardized to contain 18% active glycoprotein) 100 mg*
Other Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate, Sucrose Fatty Acid Ester, Cellulose, Silica
As a dietary supplement, take one tablet three times a day between meals or as directed by your practitioner.
For the best benefit we recommend to increase the dose gradually, up to 9 tablets a day.
If you are currently on medication don't quit your drugs hastily. Grifron® SX-Fraction® should not be regarded as a substitute for any drugs. Consult your physician, and go step by step.
Grifron® SX-Fraction® is a proprietary and innovative product to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and support healthy sensitivity to insulin*.
In Japan there have been anecdotal reports that people with impaired glucose metabolism were benefited by eating Maitake mushroom as a part of daily diet*. Maitake Products, Inc. has successfully isolated an active component of glycoprotein (a conjugated protein with carbohydrates) from Maitake that enhances insulin sensitivity* (U.S. Patent No. 7,214,778).
Grifron® SX-Fraction®, the only product standardized to contain the bioactive ingredient, has been launched as the first dietary supplement of its class. It specifically plays an important role in countering various chronic disorders caused by the malfunction of insulin and glucose metabolism*, which is now considered a global epidemic that affects more than 50 million people just in the U.S. alone.
Proper diet and exercise is the key to cope with the epidemic. Add Grifron® SX-Fraction® as an essential part of your daily diet to help maintain your insulin function and glucose metabolism as healthy as possible.
Additional Information Maitake Mushroom* (Grifola frondosa)
Maitake is an edible and medicinal mushroom grows in the northern part of the Temperate Zone in the Northern Hemisphere found in Japan, China, Europe and North America. Wild Maitake can be harvested in September and October. It forms large hands, mainly near the roots of big fagaceous trees such as white oak, beech, and tanbark oak. It grows in persimmon, plum, apricot, Prunus ume and oak trees. It invades the core of these trees. It decomposes lignin and leaves the cellulose, which is the cause of so-called white rot.
Wild Maitake has a good taste, a crisp texture, and an excellent aroma. It is considered the first-rank edible mushroom.
The scientific name of Maitake, Grifola frondosa, comes from the common name of fungi found in Italy. The name refers to a mythical beast which is half-lion and half-eagle. The Japanese name "Maitake," literally meaning "dance mushroom," is associated with its shape, which some believe resembles a dancing nymph. It is also said that people who found Maitake in a deep forest danced with joy since it was so rare and precious, which is the origin of the name.
Bioactivities: Maitake has been prized not only for its tastes but also for its medicinal value. There have been many anecdotal reports on various medicinal properties of Maitake, and since 1980s when artificial cultivation was commercialized and Maitake became more easily available, a variety of pharmacological effects of Maitake have been demonstrated in laboratory studies and reported by scientists as shown below:
Activates immune system
Suppresses growth and metastasis of tumor
Reduces elevated blood glucose levels
Normalizes serum lipids
Reduces elevated blood pressure
Protects liver damage
Suppresses weight gain, etc.
As the Maitake grows the content of crude protein rapidly decreases while the total carbohydrate weight rapidly increases. Fresh Maitake fruiting body at harvest contains 91% moisture. Proteins, carbohydrates, and fiber are the components. Vitamin B1, B2 and ergosterol (provitamin D) present in large amounts, but neither vitamin A nor C is found.
Polysaccharides: Maitake contains following antitumor beta-D-Glucans:
Beta-(1-3)-D-Glucan with beta-(1-6)-branch, and
Beta-(1-6)-D-Glucan with beta-(1-3)-branch
Also Maitake contains heteroglycan and alpha-D-Glucan.
Free Sugars: Maitake contains trehalose, glucose and mannitol. As Maitake grows the amount of mannitol and glucose decrease while that of trehalose rapidly increases.
Inorganic Components: Maitake fruiting body is rich in potassium and phosphorus, and contains lesser amounts of magnesium, calcium, sodium and zinc.
Free Amino Acids:
Glutamine is present in the largest amount, followed by alanine, threonine, aspartic acid, valine, lysine and arginine.
Organic Acids: Malic acid accounts for about half of total organic acids. Pyroglutamic acid, fumalic acid, succinic acid are other major organic acids, and lactic acid, acetic acid, formic acid, citric acid and oxalic acid are also contained in lesser amount.
Lipid content is very low, however, triglycerides, sterol lipids and sphingo lipids are contained.
Other components: Lectins and enzymes (cellulose, hemicellulase, chitinase, amylase, pectinase, phenol oxidase, laccase, tyrosinase and peroxidase are generally contained in fingi.
*(Excerpted and partly modified from: T Mizuno and C Zhuang: "Maitake, Grifola Frondosa: Pharmacological Effects" Food Reviews International, 11(1), 135-149 (1995))
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