REISHI



Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum or Ganoderma tsugae) has been a staple in Eastern medicine for over 2000 years. It is known as the #1-selling nutraceutical mushroom species worldwide. The polysaccharides, triterpenoids and peptidoglycans in Reishi mushrooms have had multiple studies done for their health benefits.* 

Increase immunity

Reishi mushroom is known for its ability to strengthen the immune system to fight disease. Ancient cultures in China and Japan have been using Reishi mushroom to naturally boost the immune system. They have used a brew of the tough mushroom thinking it helps fight illnesses like the cold and flu. Today, it has been backed by studies showing this is indeed very possible. But, they also found that Reishi mushroom can fight other immune-related conditions—even autoimmunity.* 

Antioxidant properties

Reishi’s antioxidant properties are the important foundation of its immune-boosting benefits. This study shows that extracts of Reishi mushroom can protect against oxidative stress, even in severe cases. With the help of Reishi, you can better handle any unwanted infection or disease. Oxidative stress is caused by free radicals. These “free radicals” are rogue cells that cause chronic inflammation. This type of inflammation needs to be stopped or it can lead to a wide range of diseases and health problems. When you take Reishi extract, it is more effective than (or a complement to) eating foods known to be high in antioxidants. Some other foods rich in antioxidants include dark leafy greens, dark berries, or other foods.*

Stimulate better cellular health

Reishi acts as an antioxidant and immune-booster. These incredible health benefits are associated with how its compounds interact with human cells at the microscopic level. Powerful antioxidants, such as Reishi can stimulate a healthy and natural process called autophagy. Autophagy or “self-eating” is a detox process your body undergoes to clean out damaged cells and regenerate new ones. Reishi helps support mitochondria, protect cellular integrity, and get rid of dead and harmful cells that cause chronic inflammation. This study even shows that Reishi stimulates autophagy to such an extent that it can reduce cancer risk.*

Cut down cancer risk

Along with the immune boosting benefits, antioxidant potential, and mitochondrial health enhancement. Studies are being done to show that Reishi can help protect us from cancer. A 2016 review states that it has great potential in terms of cancer prevention. There are many studies showing it can help with cancer patients or support current cancer treatment. However, more research is needed to confirm its cancer-fighting benefits. It is still far from being called a treatment, support, or even a remedy, although the current data so far is quite encouraging.*

Reduce chronic inflammation

Because this antioxidant has an immune-boosting property, it can help with certain types of inflammation and inflammatory related diseases. A 2014 study shows that it can help with inflammatory pain issues, skin inflammation, and even allergies and asthma. Although it is not a replacement for NSAID’s, if used as a long-term supplement, it can help boost your health.*

Help with graceful aging

Reishi can also help with aging due to its adaptogen content. Adaptogens can help with slowing down tissue degeneration, aging, and weakness. This all comes down to its antioxidant and free radical-protective abilities. Chinese medicine has used Reishi to help live a longer and healthier life.* 

Attain more focus and better memory

Brain function can be improved through proper diet and nutritional efforts. With help from antioxidants, we can slow down brain degeneration. Studies show that Reishi has specific anti-inflammatory actions that can help protect nerves and neurons from inflammation. Reishi is so potent that it can help stop memory problems, for example. It is not only applicable to the elderly, but it can also help those who struggle with focus.*

Reduce the risk of neurological disorders

Reishi’s neuroprotective abilities to boost brain function is tied with its potency to reduce the risk of neurological disorders. Reishi could help to protect the brain and nervous system against Alzheimer’s disease. A study showed that Reishi can not only be helpful to reduce the cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s, it can also be used to fight against other neurological disorders such as ADHD and autism.*

Improve mental health and mood disorders

Since Reishi helps protect the nervous system, it can also help with mental health and mood disorders. It can help lessen stress and help ease depression, anxiety, and various mood disorders. This is due to the antioxidant protection against inflammation in nerves which can also improve mood. According to a research, Reishi has anti-depressant and anti-anxiety affects. More research is needed before Reishi is a possible supplement to or replacement for medications.*

Boost heart health

Taking care of our heart health as we age is important. Studies have shown that Reishi could help naturally lower our blood pressure. Combined with exercise and proper diet, the long-term use of Reishi could give heart health the extra boost it needs to stay in optimal shape.*

Protect the liver and kidneys

Reishi also has hepato-protective or liver-protective benefits. This study shows that Reishi has properties to combat fatty liver disease. It can provide benefits such as improving liver health and helping with the body’s processes of detoxification. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, This studies show Reishi may also naturally help protect the kidneys, which is the second-most important detoxifying and cleaning organs after the liver.*

Boost gut health

Reishi can help the digestive system. This study shows that Reishi may function like a prebiotic for the gut. When the gut microbiota is modulated, it can be a tool to tackle obesity. Research shows that Reishi can help alter the digestion in such a way that it can improve one’s ability to lose weight. In addition to its antioxidant benefits, it could help further ease any chronic inflammation in the digestive system. Helping to improve overall gut health. A healthy digestion will help with overall body wellbeing.*

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