Reishi, traditionally known as the “mushroom of immortality”, is a fungus that has been used for many years for its perceived cognitive, energy, and immune-supportive properties. The most important biologically active constituents of G. lucidum (Reishi) are triterpenoids and polysaccharides. Research indicates promising results for the immune-boosting and cognitive-enhancing effects of the Reishi mushroom.
Reishi Dual Extract (15:1) Benefits and Uses
Reishi contains natural compounds that need to be drawn out of the mushroom for them to be more readily available to our bodies. Dual extract refers to the extraction of these compounds using both water and alcohol. Some compounds are drawn out using water and others with alcohol and therefore the use of both methods is the best way to increase the availability of the various compounds within the Reishi mushroom.
Our Reishi Extract is a 15:1 extract, standardized to a high concentration of beta-glucans and triterpenes. Studies suggest the Reishi may promote healthy immune function. Further studies point towards Reishi’s potential to promote cell signaling in our brains, supporting to healthy cognitive function.
Reishi may also be potentially advantageous in improving energy levels.
Reishi is known by several alternative names including:
- Ganoderma lucidum
- Red Reishi
- Ling chih
Reishi is a mushroom, sought after for its perceived effects in boosting immune function, improving cognitive function and enhancing energy levels. Large servings may result in minor symptoms including an upset stomach or digestive issues.
Special Warning: There is insufficient evidence to support the use of reishi during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Reishi is contraindicated if you are taking and medications for high blood pressure (antihypertensive drugs) and/ or anticoagulant medication.