Reishi Mushroom has been a staple in Eastern medicine for thousands of years because of it's proven ability to improve immune system response and increase longevity! In Japan, Reishi is known as the "herb of good fortune" as it strengthens the immune system and brings it back into balance. In China, Reishi is called "Lingzhi" and are prized for their ability to build resistance to illness, detoxify the body & calm the nerves!
Reishi Mushroom is known as the "King of Mushrooms" due to it's amazing health benefits including lowering cholesterol, improving blood pressure, strengthening the immune system, protecting against certain cancers, etc! This "adaptogenic" herb increases immunity, detoxification and helps your body "adapt" to both mental and physical stress due to disease or depression. Reishi Mushroom is often brewed with tea or coffee but can also be added to soups, broths and smoothies.
Immunity: Polysaccharides, plant-sterols, beta-glucans, amino-acids and other nutrients all contribute to Reishi's strong immune support properties. It is a very effective anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal agent. Reishi Mushroom can also strengthen and increase the count of white blood cells (which fight disease and infection inside the body). Thousands of published articles and scientific studies support the use of Reishi for increase immune strength and longevity. It is truly a miracle mushroom that can help protect you and your loved ones from disease!
Reishi & Cancer: One of the most exciting properties of Reishi Mushroom is it's positive affect on certain cancers including breast, colorectal and prostate cancers. It has also shown to reduce the size and count of tumors in the large intestines. Much of the therapeutic affects are believed to be due to Reishi's positive affects on white blood cells.
Longevity: Regular Reishi Mushroom use has long been associated with a long, healthy life. This is assumed to be in part due to it's positive affects on blood pressure, blood sugar levels, cholesterol and heart health (higher HDL levels and decreased triglycerides).
Detoxify: Reishi Mushroom is believed to support proper functioning of the liver and kidneys (which work together to eliminate toxins, waste & oxidation from your body).
Improved Sleep: Reishi enables your body to better adapt to stress and depression. Reishi is non-sedative and will not make you drowsy. It's positive affect on sleep quality is believed to be due to its ability to balance and improve natural sleep cycles.
How To Take:
Reishi has a bitter taste and is best added to coffee, tea or sweetened beverages like cocoa beverages. It can also be added to soups, broths, smoothies, etc.
Take 1/2 -1 teaspoon one or two times per day.
Safety: Daily use after one month should be evaluated. After one month, either take a 1 week break or reduce intake to every other day.
Possible side-affects are dryness of mouth/throat, upset stomach, diarrhea.
Due to it's ability to lower blood pressure and blood clotting, those with the following conditions should take caution with Reishi and consult a physician before taking:
People with: low blood pressure, pregnant or breastfeeding, bleeding disorders or about to have surgery.
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