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Purica Shiitake


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Purica Shiitake Details

  • Antioxidant
  • Natural source of B complex
  • Immunomodulating

Immune Support & Vitamin B

Shiitake Mushrooms have been enjoyed for thousands of years in Asia. They are extremely nutritious, and used to strengthen the immune system and improve overall well being. Shiitake Mushrooms are predominately grow in the forest on dead, hardwood trees such as oak, chestnut and beech. The word “Shiitake” comes from the chestnut tree, “shita”, and the Japanese word for mushroom “take”.

Shiitake, or “The Black Forest Mushroom” is an outstanding edible fungus and contains about twice as much protein as most vegetables and are a good source of fiber. They are a good source of complex carbohydrates called polysaccharides, which are believed to boost the immune system. Shiitake mushrooms also contain iron, minerals, and vitamins B1 and B2, with relatively high amounts of niacin and riboflavin.

Benefits of Purica Shiitake:

  • Stimulates the immune system
  • High antioxidant content
  • Anti-viral, Anti-bacterial
  • Excellent source of B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, minerals and fiber
  • Rich in protein; containing all the essential amino acids.
  • Treats general weakness
  • Promotes energy and vitality
  • Helps upper respiratory disease

Actions:

  • Immunomodulating
  • Anti-oxidant

Shiitake Mushrooms are extremely rich in polysaccharides (beta-glucan) and lentinan, which can enhance the immune system and trigger its ability to naturally fight infection and disease.

It has been reported that use of Shiitake Mushrooms can promote the growth of healthy flora in the gut. Shiitake Mushrooms have strong antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-viral and antifungal properties and have been viewed as an essential food for anyone battling candida albicans and the harmful effects of certain bacteria. Shiitake Mushrooms contain beta glucans (polysac-charides) and enzymes that may improve the healthy functioning of the liver.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiitake Mushrooms are used to promote (qi) energy, address nutritional deficiencies (rich in vital nutrients), help with digestion and constipation, alleviate sexual dysfunction and support digestion and constipation.

The Legend of Shiitake

The oldest record regarding the shiitake mushroom dates back to AD 199 at the time of Emperor Chūai in Japan. They have been cultivated for over 1,000 years. The first written record of shiitake cultivation can be traced to Wu Sang Kwuang in China, born during the Song Dynasty (AD 960–1127).

During the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368–1644), physician Wu Juei wrote that the mushroom could be used not only as a food but as a medicinal mushroom, taken as a remedy for upper respiratory diseases, poor blood circulation, liver trouble, exhaustion and weakness, and to boost qi, or life energy. It was also believed to prevent premature aging.


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Suggested Use

Take 2 capsules of Purica Shiitake 2-3 times per day or as recommended by your healthcare professional



Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Capsule
Shiitake mushroom full spectrum (Lentinula Edodes) 500mg
Fully matured to maximize polysaccharide content 30% Polysaccharides
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
  † Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving

Additional Ingredients: Hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose.

Allergy Information: Gluten free. Hypersensitivity/allergy has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.

Warning: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia. If you suffer from an immune system disorder (e.g. Crohn's disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, HIV/AIDS, etc), or if you are taking immunosuppressants, consult a health care practitioner prior to use. Hypersensitivity/allergy has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Store in a cool dry place, away from children. Do not use if safety seal is broken.


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