Medical Mushrooms: A Guide to Reishi Mushroom Benefits
Right now, medicinal mushrooms are everywhere.
You might be asking yourself—what could Reishi mushroom do for me?
Reishi and its healing properties have been noted for their capacity to help reduce inflammation, support immune health, and bring the body closer to a state of balance. Read on to discover some of the key benefits of Reishi mushroom.
Reishi Mushroom Benefits
Reishi mushroom has a variety of names. Ganoderma Lucidum, Lingzhi, or even the 'mushroom of immortality.' With a name that powerful, you could come to expect many benefits. For thousands of years Reishi mushroom was used to promote wellness and longevity across Asia. Moreover, this specific strain of fungi was said to be incredibly healing. Reishi was first made into a healing tea around 2,000 years ago. This mushroom is also native to Europe, and North America, preferring tropical, subtropical, and temperate habitats. These habitats have many large trees like oak and maple forests.
The cap and the stem of the mushroom is referred to as the fruiting body and contains the most beneficial compounds, drawing its nutrients from the tree or log wood which it grows on. Raw Reishi is edible but has quite an intense and bitter flavour. The good news is, you do not have to cook with the raw mushroom to enjoy the benefits of Reishi, as it is available to us today in powdered extract form.
For Your Mental Health
Reishi and its adaptogenic properties are thought to have the ability to bring the body back to equilibrium. Calming and healing, the beta-d-glucans in Reishi provide it with the capacity to help promote feelings of relaxation and ease mental stress, and for those who experience problems sleeping, to get a deeper, restful sleep. Preliminary studies demonstrate that Reishi mushroom could also help reduce states of anxiety.
Reishi Mushrooms for Therapeutic Benefits
Our body is delicate, but inside of us lies a complex system of different operations. If inflammation is occurring in one area of your body, it is likely to be affecting another. Most of the time, we may not even be aware that this is happening.
If your immune system is working as it should, your body will combat whatever foreign agents are present. This is also likely without your knowledge. Our bodies protect us from viruses, and other ailments through the body's immune system. An immune reaction in the body can be caused by the introduction of bacteria, and viruses.
Reishi mushroom is known as an immune system enhancer with its beta-d-glucans and triterpenes working to strengthen immune cells and overall immune health. As an immunomodulator Reishi’s adaptogenic properties are thought to help stabilise the immune system so it can operate at its full potential.
Medicinal Mushrooms for Overall Health
We've worked hard to bring you the most potent and pure medicinal mushrooms available, and if you’re new to medicinal mushrooms Reishi could be a great place to start.
We believe in taking an active role in our own everyday physical and emotional health. Feel free to explore some of the benefits medicinal mushrooms could hold for you.
And, drop us a line with any questions or feedback, we’d love to hear from you!