Reishi Mushroom has been a staple in Chinese and Eastern medicine for thousands of years!
Reishi Mushroom is known as the "King of Mushrooms" due to it's amazing affects on the human body including cholesterol, blood pressure, immunity, 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. It is also a very effective anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal agent. Reishi Mushroom can also strengthen and increase the count of white blood cells.
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: 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 (higher HDL levels and decreased triglycerides), blood sugar levels, cholesterol and heart health.
Detoxify: Reishi Mushroom is believed to support the liver and kidneys, which works to eliminate toxins, waste and 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.