Reishi is one of the most beloved and revered substances in the world, especially within Chinese medicine. It's been used for over 2000 years, and is considered to be one of the most multi-faceted, beneficial things you can put in your body. It has great research for many different conditions. We carry this potent 50% polysaccharide extract for potency of one of the most important components of mushrooms. In China, reishi represents spiritual potency and the essence of immortality. We also carry a potent broken spore reishi extract, as well as a 32% triterpenoid extract.
Studies show that reishi can help with blood pressure, blood glucose levels, endothelial and arterial health, liver protection, supercharges the immune system, fights cancer, is anti-allergenic, can help asthma, autoimmune diseases, and can help improve and fight Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, stimulates brain neurons, and prevents the development of new fat cells. Research with mice showed an extension of lifepan by 9-20%! Reishi also protects the brain tissue from hypoxic injury and helps fight oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction. (1,2) Reishi can also help guard against degenerating glycation end products. These molecules can cause aging, deterioration, disease, and inflammation. Reishi also has expectorant and anti-tussive properties, and can actually help with bone marrow cell proliferation.
Reishi improves several aspects of diabetes such as glucose levels, it helps to protect the kidneys against disease caused by high blood sugar and sorbitol, and can help speed wound healing. Reishi can also help prevent and possibly reverse liver fibrosis and non alcoholic fatty liver disease. (3,4) Reishi may even help balance emotions and improve mood. Pertaining to cancer, studies show that reishi can be helpful in multiple ways. What research shows is that reishi suppresses vascular endothelial growth factor, enhances the immune system, inhibits cell proliferation, protects and decreases the damage done by radiation, decreases the expression of genes involved in cancer cell survival and proliferation activates cytotoxic receptors, and increases plasma antioxidant levels. (5,6)
Suggested use: 1000 mgs 2 times per day.
- He CY, Li WD, Guo SX, Lin SQ, Lin ZB. Effect of polysaccharides from Ganoderma lucidum on streptozotocin-induced diabetic nephropathy in mice. J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2006 Dec;8(8):705-11
- Chen Y, Qiao J, Luo J, et al. Effects of Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides on advanced glycation end products and receptor of aorta pectoralis in T2DM rats. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2011 Mar;36(5):624-7