First of all, click here to see our authorised 'Supplement Facts' label. And then use Google to look for additional details on Maitake's therapeutic potential - you will read about the 'D-Fraction®*', the 'MD-Fraction' and others.
For more extensive background about Maitake, please read this article.
The d-fraction is originally a term coined in the 1980s; it referred then to a purified -fractionated- beta-glucan, bonded with a protein; a so-called 'proteoglycan'. This particular fraction showed a lot of promise because of its anti-tumor potential.
Unfortunately, neither this product nor its successor, the md-fraction (a more pure version of the d-fraction, patented in 1997) is for sale in its undiluted pure form; the production costs are probably too high (it's a 200 : 1 extract) and the fractionating process is too complex for mass-production.
Although the manufacturers prefer to keep the details as vague as possible (marketing reasons), here are some -verifiable- facts:
Summarizing: Based on the existing facts we feel confident ORIVeDA Grifolan® is at least equal to, if not more potent than the best of the current commercially available Maitake products. Apart from that, the value for money is much better.
*D-Fraction® and PD-Fraction® are trademarks of Mushroom Wisdom, Inc., NJ, USA. MaitakeGold 404® (MTG) is a trademark of The Tradeworks Group, VT, USA
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