SHITAKE - While Supplies Last! Originally $49.95, Now only $14.95. 150 vegetarian capsules per bottle. 300 mgs per capsule. Expiration date is 4/21, which is why they are discounted. However, it does not affect the efficacy of the product. My hounds and I both use this product. Buy 5 bottles, get 1 free.
I've been using mushroom powders to boost the immune systems of my hounds these past years and they have helped tremendously. Kidney disease not progressing, thyroid cancer reduced, immune mediated issues held back - all my hounds living longer, healthier lives. These are human products that I take too.
SHIITAKE - Info from Mushroom Science web site:
Shiitake was the first medicinal mushroom to be scientifically studied for its immune support properties.* By “medicinal” we mean those mushrooms that contain immuno-modulating beta glucans in the cell walls and have a history of use in Traditional East Asian Medicine. This research started in Japan but was soon picked up by researchers from China and Korea. Shiitake was also the source of the first beta glucan isolate used for immuno-modulation in human clinical studies and medical practice; Lentinan.* All of this attention was probably due to the fact that Shiitake was so highly regarded as a healthy food.
In Japan and China Shiitake is considered to be the best of all plant foods. The following is quoted from a Chinese handbook for medical workers: “Considering the five inevitable (sic) nutrients – protein, lipid, carbohydrate, minerals and vitamins, no other plant food could replace Shiitake. Besides, Shiitake also has high contents of calcium, sodium, phosphorus, etc. minerals and vitamins B-1, B-2, B-12 and vitamin D precursor.” Shiitake mushrooms and extracts also contains amino acids, including some essential amino acids such as lysine, arginine, threonine, valine, leucine and phenylalanine.
In addition to the research on immune support there has been a considerable amount of research conducted on how Shiitake enzymes affect cholesterol levels.
CHAGA - While Supplies Last! Originally $49.95, Now only $14.95. 150 vegetarian capsules per bottle. 300 mgs per capsule. Expiration date is 10/21, which is why they are discounted. However, it does not affect the efficacy of the product. My hounds and I both use this product.
Info from Mushroom Science web site:
Chaga mushrooms grow in the forests of Siberia, Canada, Northern Japan and the Northeastern United States. Unique among medicinal mushrooms, Chaga contains the beta glucan rich polysaccharides that give medicinal mushroom extracts their potent immune supporting properties. However, Chaga also contains other active compounds, primarily betulinic acid and polyphenols, which can give Chaga extracts powerful anti-oxidant properties.
The ORAC value of the MushroomScience Chaga extract was higher than green or black tea extracts and similar to that of blueberry extracts.
Chaga is a mushroom that must be wild-crafted (picked in the wild and not cultivated.) Only those mushrooms harvested from living birch trees will contain all the active compounds Chaga is famous for. The mushroom fruit body absorbs betulin from the birch bark, converting it to betulinc acid
Mushroom Science gave Greyhound Gang their Shitake & Chaga at a very reduced rate because the expiration dates are 2021. Expiration dates are not really expiration dates, just something mandated by the government. For more information, read this from Harvard Medical School. This product's efficacy is still excellent, and its immune supporting abilities are out of sight! As is this deal. You won't get a chance to try this high quality of a product at this price anywhere else. While supplies last. Buy 5 and get one free.
Dose: I give my dogs a minimum of 3 capsules daily. If I'm dealing with an acute condition I'll double or triple that. I usually open capsules and put in food. I do the same in my smoothies.