What is Reishi?
Known as the ‘mushroom of immortality’, Reishi ( also known in latin as ‘ Ganoderma lucidum’ is a mushroom with a reddish body and a woody texture. Its flesh has a leathery texture and a bitter taste. This may explain why centuries ago, it was prepared for medicinal purposes, both in infusion and therapeutically.
Oriental medicine highlights the ability of Reishi to enhance Jing-Qi (ancestral energy) and eliminate stagnation (energy blockages) that cause arthritis, bronchitis, asthma, neurasthenia, insomnia and heart disease.
Four powerful benefits of Reishi Mushroom
The Mushroom of eternal youth: certain unique compounds of Reishi make it a great anti-inflammatory and one of the most powerful natural antioxidants that exist acting against free radicals that are the primary cause of cellular oxidation and aging.
Anti-stress: It is a medicinal properties were studied in cases of, stress, anxiety and depression. So keep calm and take reishi!
Insomnia: As a knock on effect to promoting emotional balance and reducing fatigue, reishis properties go as far as supporting a healthy sleep cycle, calming down
Heart health: Helps people maintain and regulate blood pressure and healthy cholesterol levels
Some of the powerful nutrients of Reishi
- Beta-glucans – known to support the immune system
- Triterpenes (ganoderic acids) with antihistamine-like activity
- Adenosine and guanosine with antiplatelet effect, myorelaxant (skeletal muscle) and sedative of the
- Minerals (iron, zinc, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, germanium and calcium)
- Group B vitamins (particularly B9)
- 17 amino acids, among which are all essential
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