Reishi Mushroom - 5 Key Benefits

As one of the most popular health mushrooms available, Reishi sounds like it has a lot to live up to - but luckily, it passes with flying colours!

It is also known by the name 'Ling Zhi', or for the more scientific name 'Ganoderma Lucidum'.

Displaying a vibrant appearance, this mushroom has been used for centuries worldwide for a variety of health conditions.

1) Immune System 

If you're keen on developing your Superman-like powers against disease, Reishi is a great assistant to kick-start those dreams. 

Scientific studies have suggested that this mushroom can positively affect the genes in white blood cells, a critical part of your immune system. 

It is thought that Reishi can potentially increase the activity of natural killer cells, mainly used to fight infections and cancer in the body. 

2) Fatigue & Depression

One study examined over 100 patients with conditions associated with aches, pains, dizziness, irritability and headaches.

Consuming Reishi was found to reduce fatigue and improve positivity and wellbeing over an 8 week period.

The study participants also experiences lower levels of anxiety and depression after taking Reishi supplements. 

3) Anti-Cancer

If you re-call what we touched on earlier, the cancer killing activity of this mushroom has had a positive influence on those with prostate cancer

Several scientific studies have shown Reishi to help fight colorectal cancer and tumours in the large intestine

4) Heart Health

This mushroom has been prized to help balance and potentially lower cholesterol levels, helping heart health. 

5) Antioxidant Levels

Reishi has also been potentially prized as a powerful antioxidant to help prevent damage to your cells. 

How Can I Take Reishi?
 

There are two easy ways to consume Reishi mushroom - capsuled or powdered.

Benefits of Capsules - quick, easy consumption - good for on the go

Benefits of Powdered - can be taken with food, or in a smoothie

Summary

Now you've got a better understanding of the powerful Reishi mushroom, incorporating this into your routine is a breeze. 

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