agaricus blazei extract
Originally discovered in Brazil, Agaricus blazei is widely consumed in many countries, where it is regarded as a health food, due to its medicinal properties. The mushroom is used both in tea form and as a food. Since 1965, strains of Agaricus blazei have been imported to Japan, where it is now widely cultivated and researched. Agaricus blazei is a medicinal mushroom that contains a special class of polysaccharides known as "beta glucans."