Shiitake – Lentinula edodes contains variety of active bio-vital ingredients – eight essential amino acids, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, fiber and enzymes, the B-group vitamins – which are vital but almost never found in plants. The mushrooms Shiitake contain ergosterol (provitamin D, minerals – potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and zinc.
Eritadenin and Lentinan are the most important ingredients for human health.
- Lentinan ([1,3] beta-D-glucan) is a polysaccharide – the basis of many of the beneficial effects.
- Eritadenin – a hypocholesterolemic agent (helps to effectively lower cholesterol levels).
Shiitake mushroom extract helps reduce LDL cholesterol levels, triglycoside levels, total serum cholesterol. Regulates blood pressure, protects against atherosclerosis and heart attack. It strengthens the liver functions and assists the immune system.