REISHI: Fountain of Youth
4 oz / 115 gr
SPIRIT NOURISHING | IMMUNE PROTECTION | FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
The reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), an edible type of medicinal fungus that has been used for various healing abilities for thousands of years, is a true “superfood.” Also known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, these mushrooms are strongly anti-inflammatory and tied to longevity, better immune function and mental clarity — perhaps that’s why they’ve adopted the nickname “king of mushrooms.”
As described in the book “Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects,” in Chinese the name for the reishi mushroom represents “a combination of spiritual potency and essence of immortality … it’s tied to success, well-being, divine power, and longevity. Among cultivated mushrooms, G. lucidum is unique in that its pharmaceutical rather than nutritional value is paramount.” [Medical Reference R]
Throughout history in holistic medicine practices, including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), reishi mushrooms have been considered to be adaptogen herb-like substances, meaning they help us deal with the negative effects of stress — such as increased inflammation, depleted energy levels, damaged blood vessels and various types of hormonal imbalances.*
For most of history, in Traditional Chinese Medicine fully grown reishi mushroom was dried, cut into slices, boiled in hot water and then steeped to make a healing tea/soup. Today, manufacturers of reishi products use a processing technique where reishi is boiled multiple times at a high pressure, allowing the active ingredients to be extracted to form a tincture, or extract powder (Iike ours).
Over the past several decades, dozens of different studies conducted in Japan, China, the U.S. and the U.K. have demonstrated that reishi mushrooms are capable of offering protection against numerous diseases or illnesses, including: (Medical Reference R)
- fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome)*
- frequent infections (urinary tract, bronchitis, respiratory infections, etc.)*
- liver disease*
- food allergies and asthma*
- digestive problems, stomach ulcers and leaky gut syndrome*
- tumor growth and cancer*
- skin disorders*
- autoimmune disorders*
- viruses, including the flu, HIV/AIDS or hepatitis*
- heart disease, hypertension, high blood pressure and high cholesterol*
- sleep disorders and insomnia*
- anxiety and depression*
Because they work as an “immune modulator,” reishi mushrooms can help restore hormonal balance, bring the body back to homeostasis and regulate activity of the immune system, including fighting tumors and cancerous cells. Research shows that reishi mushrooms act like a normalizing substance, regulating various cellular functions and systems, including the endocrine (hormonal), immune, cardiovascular, central nervous and digestive systems.
Reishi Mushroom powder: fruiting body and mycellium*.
All of our mushrooms are organically grown in Washington State. OUR MUSHROOMS ARE ACTIVATED! Steam extracted to ensure broken cell wall for faster and optimized absorption.
Guaranteed 8.6% Beta-glucans. According to clinical studies "β-Glucans are known to have antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, anti-allergic, anti-osteoporotic, and immunomodulating activities." Keep reading here why they're vital.
REISHI: Fountain of Youth