Shiitake Gold™ contains 24% Lentinan – Lentinan is a unique structure of 1,3-1,6 beta glucan, it is NOT the same as the 1,3-1,6 beta glucan found in yeast, which has a cross-linked ball like structure. Lentinan is a straight chain, high molecular weight polysaccharide with a 1,3 beta linked main chain and a 1,6 beta linked single sugar every other main chain residue.
Lentinan is a very popular medication in Japan and China, where it is covered by health insurance. Lentinan is found only in Shiitake mushrooms. Shiitake Gold by Aloha Medicinals contains the highest percentage of Lentinan of any dietary supplement in the world! Guaranteed!