Reishi Mushroom Benefits

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Reishi Mushrooms, the amazing medicinal mushroom, can help you on your journey towards optimum health and wellness! It has several benefits and works on many areas of the body, including the immune and respiratory system, liver detoxification, protective antioxidant, and more; Reishi can boost your overall health, helping you feel your best.

Table of Contents:

1. The Awesome Benefits of Reishi Mushrooms
2. Infographic: 5 Health Benefits of Reishi Mushroom
3. Even More Beneficiary Properties of Reishi
4. Why I Love Reishi Mushrooms
5. Potent 4-Color Full-Spectrum Ganoderma (Red, Purple, Black, and White)
6. Sources

Let’s go over some of the awesome benefits...

Reishi Mushroom is an amazing immune system booster!

It significantly improves the functioning of the immune system-- whether your immune system is deficient or excessive, it's is a superb immune modulator. It contains unique, rare polysaccharides-- proven to increase the RNA and DNA in bone marrow...which is where the body makes B cells. Studies have shown that it promotes both B and T cell production. These are specialized cells that are a critical part of your immune system.

Reishi promotes liver health!

Research shows that Reishi helps regenerate the liver. The powerful compounds that are contained in wild reishi helps accelerate the clearance of drugs and chemicals that the liver stores-- relieving free radical activity and promoting cell regeneration. This powerful mushroom helps to promote the production of bile and fatty acid synthesis...which promotes faster detoxification of the liver.

Reishi helps combat chronic hepatitis!

It contains a special compound, gandosterone, which has strong anti-hepatotoxic activity and promotes rapid cell recovery. This is particularly useful for people battling chronic hepatitis-- a disease that slowly erodes people’s health and often leads to premature death.

Reishi is a cancer fighting mushroom!

Reishi has been approved for treatment with some kinds of cancer in Japan and has been used safely and effectively as treatment for those cancers for awhile. Often used in conjunction with other drugs or radiation, it’s been demonstrated that Reishi can help reduce side effects of radiation therapy and simultaneously contributes to the rebuilding the immune system.

Reishi has depression fighting properties!

Well known for its calming and mood-boosting properties, Reishi is a world-class herb to use for treatment of depression. Impaired liver function, poor nutrition, and infection are all often root causes of depression, anxiety, and irritability...Reishi can help treat this!

Reishi is a powerful Anti-histamine!

Research coming from Japan has demonstrated that reishi is a powerful anti-histamine, making it useful for allergies--including food and drug allergies, anaphylactic shock, atopic dermatitis, hay fever, and hives.

Where is your Reishi from?

Where you get your Reishi is so important. A ton of Reishi currently on the market is commercially grown, solvent extracted...and can even be the wrong species. You will not get the same benefits talked about above from poor quality Reishi.

2. Infographic: 5 Benefits of Reishi Mushroom

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3. Even More Beneficiary Properties of Reishi

Reishi is the Japanese word reishi mushroom ganoderma lucidumfor a group of mushroom species that fall under the scientific name Ganoderma lucidum. The Chinese equivalent is ling zhi. This mushroom with the strange name has health benefits beyond the mundane...

Once thought to be a single species, recent studies have shown that there are actually more than 5 different kinds of Reishi mushroom; this resulted in them being labeled a “species complex,” which means they are considered different species despite having an extremely similar genetic makeup.

According to Paul Stamets, an advisor for the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School, Tucson, “these species…have 98-100 percent commonality of DNA.” This means that even though they’re technically different strains, their forms and functions are practically identical, and their healing properties are the same.

Reishi mushrooms have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years and have consistently been hailed as a “mushroom of immortality,” since it was understood that they help people live longer lives. Although they grow naturally in China, Japan and North America, they tend to be extremely rare, which is likely why those that were found were exclusively consumed by nobility.

The ancient Chinese also believed that Reishi could restore equilibrium to the body by recalibrating its physical, emotional and energetic defenses against sickness, stress and fatigue. These mushrooms were seen as a sort of natural panacea, or a cure-all, that could vastly improve human health.

Although these beliefs were developed millennia before modern medicine, there has been a significant amount of research done on Reishi mushrooms, and it is clear that they truly do have an incredible amount of healing potential.

Additional health benefits of Reishi Mushroom?

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Aside from the baseline health benefits that Reishi offers us, its healing properties are effective against a multitude of very dangerous diseases, many of which are the most common diseases we’re susceptible to developing in this modern era. Here are some of the diseases Reishi can fight against.

Can help prevent Cancer

This powerful natural remedy works wonders when coupled with chemotherapy and radiation treatment, sometimes boosting patients’ response to these treatments by 50%. It’s been known for many years that Reishi helps the immune system pinpoint and destroy cancer cells that may appear, but in 2012 new studies were conducted which showed that Reishi mushrooms have more complex and efficient methods for fighting cancer than anyone had ever thought possible. This does not mean that Reishi is a valid substitute for standard cancer treatment, but consuming these mushrooms can result in a patient needing far less chemotherapy drugs.

Can help prevent Neurological degeneration

By increasing nerve growth and production, Reishi helps the brain develop stronger neurons at a more rapid pace and protects them against inflammation, which is what causes the neurons to degenerate after the initial stages of Parkinson’s disease.

Reishi can also heal or even prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by reducing the oxidative stress that proteins like Abeta can cause. This is achieved through triterpenes and polysaccharides, which research has shown are among the most powerful ingredients Reishi mushrooms have. They’re also capable of combating tumor growth, strengthening the immune system and reducing blood pressure.

Can help control Obesity and diabetes

These two conditions are so often comorbid that many researchers have begun to refer to them as a single disease, called “diabesity.” This problem has become so severe in this modern age that it’s been categorized as an epidemic. Luckily, Reishi can help the body combat both!

The triterpenes and polysaccharides in the mushrooms can stop the body from producing new fat cells and in turn can reduce the amount of fat being stored. They can also reduce cholesterol and trygliceride levels which lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Blood sugar levels are also reduced by Reishi consumption, making it effective against diabetes, and can help prevent kidney disease.

The list of diseases that Reishi can possibly combat is quite long and contains insomnia, viral infections such as influenza, stomach ulcers, hepatitis B, asthma, and even HIV/AIDS.

Does Reishi have any side effects?

As Reishi begins to detoxify the body, people that have very sensitive bodies might experience one or more symptoms like upset stomach, dizziness or rashes, but these typically don’t last more than a few days. However, these are not true side effects, and as a superior herb Reishi is completely non-toxic. If these symptoms do arise, you can take a vitamin C supplement to reduce the discomfort.

On the other hand, Reishi can hinder the effects of immunosuppressive drugs, and there could be complications for people who have undergone organ transplants. If you’re unsure whether Reishi is safe for you to consume or not, talk with your doctor for more information.

Where can I find Reishi?

You can get it from us, right on this website! Nice Cup of reishi mushroom teaLearn more about our proprietary Reishi Mushroom powder in the shop.

“Mycelium” is one of the most potent parts of the mushroom, and these filaments have been ground into very fine powder along with all the beneficial parts. Each bag has 100 grams worth of Full-Spectrum reishi, or 50 servings, and you can add it to tea, food, or even add it to nut or grain milk to make a healthy smoothie!

4. I love Reishi Mushrooms!

These are some of my favorite additions to salad and all sorts of healthy foods. It’s also great because they are so versatile and they are a major medicinal food!   There are a ton of medical and scientific studies on mushrooms-- not only in vitro (under glass), but also in vivo (in life/environment) that have had clinical trials for both humans and animals. Of all the mushroom varieties, the one that rose to the top of the clinical trials and various studies is the Reishi mushroom, also Lingzhi mushroom (Ganoderma species; Ganoderma lucidum).

Reishi Mushrooms -- Profound effect on cognitive ability?

Staying mentally alert as well as active is top of mind for a lot of people, and including nutraceuticals (food that has health-enhancing benefits) as well as supplements. The beneficial effects of Reishi mushrooms or cordyceps on cognition are an important attribute to discuss-- and the research backs it up.

Recent experimental evidence shows that Reishi spore oils have a ‘neuroprotective effect’ on dopamine receptors/neurons in mice during clinical trials. This, in plain english, translates into possible protection from Parkinson’s disease for humans.  Other extraction forms of Reishi mushrooms/ cordyceps also show neuro-protective qualities during clinical trials and has show that G. lucidum may also be effective in improving the function of mitochondria in aging rat brains. This suggests the possible therapeutic abilities against age related, neuro-degenerative diseases.

 The Science behind Reishi Mushrooms and their healing benefits

Researchers have identified that one of the most rewarding benefits of reishi is the presence of the beta-1 3-D-glucans, a type of polysaccharide. These water-soluble complex carbohydrates promote health by strengthening the immune system, lowering your blood pressure, and polysaccharides also have anti-tumor cancer fighting properties. Yes, you heard that right...

Reishi Mushrooms Help Target and Eliminate Cancer Cells!

There are approximately 14,000 known mushroom species. Possibly the most natural and potent organic medicines to build our immune systems on the face of the planet, but scientific studies have only deciphered benefits from 7% of the 140,000 fungi available on earth.

Studies on the Reishi Mushroom have identified them as containing immune system building and anti-aging properties. The most recent studies have also shown that Reishi Mushrooms have several cancer fighting properties.

Top 3 Ways Reishi Mushrooms Fight and Kill Cancer Cells!

It has been found that Reishi Mushrooms induce specific antibodies that target cancerous tumors and prevent resulting secondary infections. Cancer is toxic on the body’s systems anyways, but secondary attacks from environmental pathogens can make the body more susceptible to ongoing issues.

Another study that was done shows that Reishi Mushrooms can actually help breast cancer patients by inhibiting cancer cell growth and reduce the ability for them to invade the body. It interrupts cell spheroids that are involved in the invasive nature of cancer cells. Research shows that whole mushroom reishi extract can significantly reduce cancer cell viability by 50%.   Reishi mushrooms have also been shown to have the ability to cause a reaction called apoptosis - stopping cancer cells dead in their tracks. Healthy cells eventually die, but certain cancer cells do not go through apoptosis and actually can continue to divide, endlessly. This cell division can cause more issues inside the body, but luckily, Reishi mushrooms intervene and assists in this process a great deal.

Reishi Mushroom Supplements - How Can You Benefit From Them?

Now, be aware that these are only three ways that Reishi Mushrooms have proven to be effective in fighting the spread of cancerous cells. There are numerous studies that support other healing benefits from these amazing mushrooms...and you should consider adding them into your supplement regimen.

5. 4-Color Full-Spectrum Reishi Mushroom - simply the most potent Ganoderma product available anywhere in the world today.

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100X more potent than wild Reishi! Great for liver detoxing and anti-stress.

Throughout history Traditional Chinese Medicine (also known as TCM) has recognized different colors of Reishi Mushroom as valuable for different uses. While Red Reishi is by far the most common type of Ganoderma, there are other more rare and costly types of Reishi which have been highly valued for centuries by the doctors of (TCM).

Most Reishi types are from the same species -Ganoderma lucidum- but under different growing conditions Reishi will produce a wide range of different medicinally active compounds.

These different growth conditions change the color of the fruit body from Red into shades of purple color, even shifting the color all the way to a red so deep that it looks black.

These are the most potent types (and the rarest!) that have been used in TCM throughout many centuries of this ancient medical system.

Besides the usual Red form of Ganoderma, the addition of the Black and Purple strains of Ganoderma add incredible depth to the health enhancing effects in the body.

There is also another Ganoderma that is even rarer and more costly - known as White Reishi. This super rare White Reishi and highly valued Reishi is actually a closely related species known as Ganoderma applanatum. It is only in the last couple of years that the technology has become available (and only in America) that allows us to cultivate this extremely rare white form of Reishi.

With equal concentrations of these four types of Ganoderma - Red, Black, Purple and White Reishi, Medicinal Foods™ Reishi is the breakthrough product TCM wished for all those hundreds of years.

Since the dawn of history a Ganoderma product of this potency would have been so expensive it could only have been used by Kings and Emperors, but with breakthroughs of modern science we are now able to produce this amazing Ganoderma product at a price so reasonable it is available not just to Kings and Queens – but for you and your family as well!

Medicinal Foods™ Reishi Mushroom is a Full Spectrum Mycoproduct, with all the naturally occurring anti-bacterial, anti-viral, immune modulating, blood pressure regulating and all other valuable health giving properties that Ganoderma has been known for throughout its long history.

Never before in the history of mankind has there been any Reishi product this potent – or this valuable – and now this available!

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