WILD-CRAFTED REISHI MUSHROOM POWDER
Have you met Reishi?
He's the long-lost cousin of Goldie and Einstein and he's wired a little differently. Pure and simple, Reishi is a one of a kind... literally.
This wild, wild mushroom helps enhance your immune system, fights inflammatory diseases and viral infections, and is rumoured to silence serious health diseases. His list of superpowers is endless. He's ready to help keep you young at heart and carefree, all the while enabling you with superhuman strength to fight aging, detoxify and cancer prevention. Add him to your more coffee or tea, smoothie, baked goods or any of your favourite recipes. He's versatile. And that's why the chicks dig him.
How is it grown? / It’s Habitat
Mushrooms, as we all know, are fungi’s. And fun fact, fungi grows on trees… ok fungi will grow on almost anything; but for thousands of years the lingzhi mushroom, or reishi, has grown at the base of stumps of deciduous trees, mainly maple. Their growth in their wildest form is extremely rare and so, today the lingzhi mushroom is cultivated on hardwood logs or woodchips.
How to use? –Your Travel sidekick
Reishi is versatile. Surprisingly he can be added to almost anything. Coffee, yep. Tea, yep! What about smoothies, curry, pasta sauce, salad dressing? Yep, yep, yep. Us Powder People personally recommend that you add 1tsp of Reishi to 1 cup of your choice of milk. The taste of reishi takes a little getting used to, so we suggest combining (or concealing) it in some of your favourite drinks or meals until the taste is well and truly acquired. Our 60g bags make reishi the perfect travel sidekick, keeping you healthy as you travel the world or your own backyard.
The reported benefits of reishi really are endless. Reishi has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest known medicinally used mushroom. According to traditional Chinese medicine, reishi showed to have supportive effects on the immune system, suggesting anticancer and immunomodulatory properties.
I more recent times, preliminarily clinical research has shown benefits among patients with diabetes, coronary heart disease, hepatitis B, hyperlipidaemia, hypertension (high blood pressure), lung cancer and colorectal adenoma, to varying degrees. In most cases Reishi directly impacts the condition at hand, in others it improves quality of life. However, like anything, further research is required to fully understand the astounding health benefits of reishi.
Other conditions claiming health benefits
• Enhance the immune system
• Hypertension (high blood pressure)
• Hyperlipidaemia (high circulating lipids in the blood)
• Viral infections – think the flu
• Inflammatory disease
• Cardiovascular disease
• Asthma + bronchial disease
• Reducing stress
• Kidney disease
• Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver)
• Supporting chemotherapy
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Gastric ulcers
Further information of research backed benefits
Diabetes. Preliminary clinical research suggests that taking a specific reishi mushroom product (Ganopoly) 5.4 grams daily for 12 weeks reduces hemoglobin A1C but not fasting blood glucose compared to placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes (70801).
Colorectal adenoma. Preliminary clinical evidence suggests that taking reishi mushroom extract 1.5 grams daily for 12 months reduces the number and size of adenomas compared with no treatment in patients with colorectal adenomas (70774). Coronary heart disease. Preliminary clinical research suggests that taking a specific reishi mushroom product (Ganopoly) reduces symptoms of coronary heart disease, such as chest pain, palpitations, and shortness of breath in a greater percentage of patients compared to placebo (70800). Hepatitis B. Preliminary clinical research suggests that taking a specific reishi mushroom product (Ganopoly) for 12 weeks reduces levels of hepatitis B viral DNA and hepatitis B surface antigen, which are markers of hepatitis B activity, in a greater percentage of patients compared to placebo. Also this reishi mushroom product seems to normalize liver function, determined by aminotransferase levels, in a greater percentage of patients compared to placebo (70799). Hyperlipidemia. Preliminary clinical research suggests that taking reishi mushroom extract 1440 mg daily for 12 weeks does not significantly improve the lipid profile in patients with hypertension and/or hyperlipidemia (70776). Hypertension. There is contradictory evidence about the effectiveness of reishi for hypertension. Preliminary clinical research suggests that taking reishi mushroom extract 1440 mg daily for 12 weeks does not lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension and/or hyperlipidemia (70776). However, in other clinical research, taking reishi mushroom extract appears to reduce blood pressure in some patients with hypertension (70802, 70786). The discrepancy may be due to the severity of hypertension being treated. Reishi mushroom extract seems to reduce stage II hypertension or essential hypertension, but does not significantly reduce blood pressure in individuals with only mild hypertension (70802, 70786). Lung cancer. Analysis of preliminary clinical research suggests that taking reishi mushroom does not reduce the size of lung tumors. However, it appears to stimulate immune function and improve quality of life in lung cancer patients compared to control (70779).