Maitake in Japanese means "Dancing Mushroom". It is believed that its name came from people dancing with happiness when they found Maitake due to its incredible health benefits. Maitake is a powerful support for the immune system. Rich with antioxidants, vitamins B & C, amino acids, copper and minerals which are known to lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and fight tumors. Maitake is used in the treatments of the common cold and flu by boosting the immune system.