SHITAKE - While Supplies Last! Originally $49.95, Now only $9.95. 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. I use this product for me and my hounds.
I've been using mushroom extracts 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.*
Mushroom Science gave Greyhound Gang their Shitake at a very reduced rate because the expiration date is 04/21. 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.
Dose: I give my dogs a minimum of 3 capsules daily. I usually open them and put in food. I do the same in my smoothies.