Dr. Nanba's Maitake Beta Factor™ & Dr. Nanba's Maitake-Pro™
Certified Immune-Stimulative Activity
By now, many people are aware of the numerous benefits of mushrooms, especially for immune health. But not all mushroom products are created equal. Planetary Herbals offers Dr. Nanba's Maitake Beta Factor™ liquid and tablets, and Dr. Nanba's Maitake-Pro™. These products feature MaitakeGold 404®, a specialized beta glucan fraction with important health-promoting properties. And every lot comes with certified proof of immune bioactivity - so your customers can be assured they are getting the benefits they look for in a mushroom product.
The ImmuneActive™ Certification Program
The Tradeworks Group, Inc., supplier of MaitakeGold 404® and Planetary Herbals' exclusive supplier for Dr. Nanba's Maitake Beta Factor™ and Maitake-Pro, has introduced a new and unprecedented quality assurance program. The ImmuneActive™ Certification Program provides MaitakeGold 404® licensees with proof of in vivo immune activity analysis for every lot of MaitakeGold 404®. Each lot is independently tested at the University of Louisville School of Medicine to validate its phagocytosis activity.
Phagocytosis is the process by which cells (white blood cells, for example) engulf and digest foreign organisms. As the body's first line of immune defense, phagocytosis is understood to be one of the most important activities in immunology. For an immune support product to be of benefit, it must be able to stimulate phagocytosis, thereby protecting the body against daily health challenges. Based on this testing, MaitakeGold 404® has been shown to be a consistent and potent immunostimulant.
Certification Exceeds Conventional Industry Standards
The biological assays provided under the ImmuneActive™ certification program offer customers a form of quality control that goes beyond the chemical analyses typically provided by companies, according to Roy Upton, herbalist and Planetary Herbals General Manager. "Most all companies perform some types of quality control tests," Upton said. "However, a biological assay measuring activity is often much better than chemical characterization. Because of the important role maitake plays to support a healthy immune system, it is important that activity, not just chemistry be delivered. People depend on its immune activity, not its chemistry."
Endorsed by World's Premier Maitake Researcher
MaitakeGold 404® is the only maitake extract endorsed by award-winning mushroom researcher, Dr. Hiroaki Nanba, Ph.D. It was Dr. Nanba's research that led to the discovery of the beta glucan fraction known as MaitakeGold 404®.