Maitake has the ability to regulate blood pressure, glucose, insulin, and both serum and liver lipids, and may also be useful for weight loss.
Small experiments with human cancer patients have shown Maitake can stimulate immune system cells, like NK cells. In vitro research has also shown Maitake can stimulate both the innate immune system and adaptive immune system.
Maitake has a hypoglycemic effect and may be beneficial for the management of diabetes.
Maitake contains antioxidants.