Connect to your inner radiance with Life Cykel’s Shiitake Mushroom Extract.
The Shiitake mushroom is ranked number 2 in the global mushroom market, for its delicious taste as well as its array of health and beauty benefits. This mushroom has been utilised as an edible and medicinal mushroom in Asia for many years thanks to its immune regulating and anti-ageing actions.
Life Cykel Shiitake liquid extracts are
- Australian sourced ingredients
- 120ml bottle (60 day supply - 2ml per day)
- 60ml bottle (30 day supply - 2ml per day)
The Benefits of Shiitake Mushroom
There are many bioactive compounds within the Shiitake mushroom, including the polysaccharide lentinan, which is thought to increase the activity of the immune system. Further, beta-glucans and ergosterols found within the mushroom have also been seen to prevent sclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which may support a healthy cardiovascular system.
The Shiitake mushroom may also work wonders for your hair and skin. The mushroom contains large quantities of amino acid l-Ergothioneine, which may help to reduce damage from UV light. In addition to this, the mushroom is a rich source of vitamin D and also has many polysaccharides and triterpenes that serve as antioxidants and anti-irritants, which may stimulate the natural renewal process of the skin. Therefore this mushroom can be particularly effective in skincare applications that protect against photoaging and improving skin elasticity.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the TGA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The Benefits of Shiitake Mushroom
There are many bioactive compounds within the Shiitake mushroom, including the polysaccharide, lentinan, which is thought to increase the activity of the immune system  Further, beta-glucans and ergosterols found within the mushroom have also been seen to prevent sclerosis (the hardening of arteries), which may support a healthy cardiovascular system .
The Shiitake mushroom can also work wonders for our skin and hair. The mushroom contains large quantities of the amino acid l-Ergothioneine, which may help to reduce damage from UV light [4,5]. In addition to this, the mushroom is a rich source for vitamin D  and also has many polysaccharides and triterpenes that serve as antioxidants and anti-irritants, which may stimulate the natural renewal process of the skin. Therefore this mushroom can be particularly effective in skincare applications that protect against photoaging and improving skin elasticity .
The Use of Shiitake Liquid Extract
The simple and clean method of extracting the beneficial bioactive compounds from mushrooms in alcohol, to create a liquid extract, is still applicable today. As is the effortless way of incorporating these mushroom extracts into your day to day life. This Shiitake liquid extract makes the bioactive compounds within the mushroom readily available to you, to make you feel beautiful!
Your Shiitake Liquid Extract
Do you want to access the bountiful benefits that the Shiitake mushroom can offer you? Then look no further, Life Cykel’s Australian sourced Shiitake liquid extract will easily supply you with all the mushroom goodness you require!
Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, Lentinula Edodes. (Lentinula Edodes. Mycelial Biomass, Lentinula Edodes. Fruiting Body), Natural Wild Harvested Kakadu Plum
Add Shiitake liquid double extract directly to your coffee, smoothie, tea or water best results.
Store in a cool, dry place
“I couldn’t believe the strength of my nails and the thickness of my hair after using Shiitake for three weeks. Also, my skin feels smoother and my confidence is up. Thanks to holy Shiitake and the Life Cykel crew!”
- Malia, New York
Life Cykel's Shiitake mushrooms and liquid extracts are grown and engineered in the Northern Rivers, NSW
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration or the Therapeutic Goods of Australia. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
FAQs << click to read more
My mushroom liquid extract is cloudy - is this normal?
Yes, this cloudiness is quite common to see in batches and to rest assure the quality has not been compromised.
 Rahman, M. A., Abdullah, N., & Aminudin, N. (2016). Lentinula edodes (shiitake mushroom): An assessment of in vitro anti-atherosclerotic bio-functionality. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. doi:10.1016/j.sjbs.2016.01.021
 Yamaguchi, Y., Miyahara, E. and Hihara, J. (2011). Efficacy and Safety of Orally Administered Lentinula edodes Mycelia Extract for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy: A Pilot Study. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 39(03), pp.451–459.
 Choi, J., Paik, D.-J., Kwon, D.Y. and Park, Y. (2014). Dietary supplementation with rice bran fermented with Lentinus edodes increases activity without causing adverse effects: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study. Nutrition Journal, [online] 13(1).
 Bazela, K., Solyga-Zurek, A., Debowska, R., Rogiewicz, K., Bartnik, E. and Eris, I. (2014). l-Ergothioneine Protects Skin Cells against UV-Induced Damage—A Preliminary Study. Cosmetics, 1(1), pp.51–60.
 Nachimuthu S., Kandasamy R., Ponnusamy R., Deruiter J., Dhanasekaran M., Thilagar S. (2019) L-Ergothioneine: A Potential Bioactive Compound from Edible Mushrooms. In: Agrawal D., Dhanasekaran M. (eds) Medicinal Mushrooms. Springer, Singapore
 Keegan, R.-J. H., Lu, Z., Bogusz, J. M., Williams, J. E., & Holick, M. F. (2013). Photobiology of vitamin D in mushrooms and its bioavailability in humans. Dermato-Endocrinology, 5(1), 165–176. doi:10.4161/derm.23321
 Cosmetic Benefits of Natural Ingredients: Mushrooms, Feverfew, Tea, and Wheat Complex. Whitney P. Bowe MD. Journal Of Drugs in Dermatology 2013. SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY