Company Description

Mushroom Wisdom was initially founded to bring a convenient dosage form of a maitake mushroom extract to American consumers. Investing heavily into research to validate its efficacy and safety for human health became the hallmark of later launches—all medicinal mushrooms that have both traditional health use and modern scientific research. 

Mushroom Wisdom is distinguished by being the original functional mushroom-only supplement company, and by its proprietary alcohol extraction method for specific products to isolate and capture the essential, vital ingredients that hot-water extraction leaves behind, so that mushroom benefits are maximized.

Key Market Areas

Mushroom Wisdom’s key dietary supplement areas focus on the wide health benefits of functional mushrooms: cardiovascular support, immune support, blood sugar support, brain and cognitive support, prostate support, vision support, joint support, healthy weight management and healthy skin support. The company also is successful in the skin-nourishment market with its Aquamella moisturizer.

Major Products

Our signature offerings—Maitake D-Fraction® and Maitake SX-Fraction®—provide concentrated extracts that support the immune system and support healthy blood sugar levels.

Mushroom Wisdom’s Health-Mate line features mushroom-based formulas that address the most common health concerns of middle-aged Americans. Each Mate product is formulated to nourish and support the structure and function of key areas of health and well-being.

As a companion line for those who seek supplements by composition, the gluten-free Super Mushroom line provides superior content of functional mushrooms, such as Chaga, Royal Agaricus, Reishi, Shiitake, Tremella, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Coriolus and Meshima. Each is fortified with immune-enhancing Maitake D-Fraction®.

Amyloban® 3399 is targeted expressly for supporting healthy cognition and brain structure. It contains high amounts of actives hericenones and amyloban. Hericenones have been shown to induce nerve growth factor synthesis in the brain, thereby supporting its structure and function. Amyloban protects healthy brain structure.

What’s New?

University and medical school research teams continue to explore the efficacy of Maitake D-Fraction®. Researchers at New York Medical College (Valhalla, NY) sought to elucidate the power of Maitake D-fraction with vitamin C in inducing apoptosis in a specific condition.1

1(Alexander B, Fishman AI, Eshghi M, Choudhury M, Konno S, “Induction of Cell Death in Renal Cell Carcinoma With Combination of D-Fraction and Vitamin C.Integr Cancer Ther. 2013 Jan 22. Epub ahead of print).


Mushroom Wisdom Inc.

1 Madison St., Bldg. F6
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Tel.: (800)747-7418
Fax: (973)470-0017
Year Founded: 1991

Key Personnel

Mike Shirota, Founder, CEO
Donna Noonan, Senior Vice President
Mark Kaylor, Ph.D., VP, Research and Education
Shuji Matsubara, VP, Sales Admin.
John Lopez, Sales Mgr.


Published in WholeFoods Magazine, July 2013