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Maitake Mushroom Capsules Organic

Product Overview

Organic Maitake Mushroom Capsules (Vegan)

Grifola frondosa known by its Japanese name “Maitake” means dancing mushroom. Maitake mushroom is a type of adaptogen. Adaptogens function may assist the body against types of mental or physical stresses. 

Maitake is a polypore mushroom that grows in clusters at the base of trees, particularly oaks. The mushroom is also known as hen-of-the-woods, ram's head and sheep's head. 

What are Pullulan Capsules? 

Pullulan is a natural, edible polymer that has no detectable taste. It is sourced from fungi which have been grown on a starch substrate. Pullulan capsules are widely used in the food and drink industry as they provide an excellent oxygen barrier.

Why use Pullulan Capsules?

Pullulan Capsules (Made from natural sources and is Vegan) have the best oxygen barrier compared to all other types of capsules and is as strong as its neighbour Gelatin Capsules (normally made from Bovine and animals). Its predecessor HPMC are also vegetable type capsules, however this has a lower oxygen barrier. 

Pullulan is graded as the best capsule type available and contains no taste, capsule protection, oxygen protection. 

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