Reishi Mushroom: About, Benefits & How to Take (for best results) | Mycology Nutrition

Reishi Mushroom: About, Benefits & How to Take (for best results)

Health mushrooms have been used for thousands of years, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for their potential to boost human health. 

Reishi mushroom has been a staple in Eastern medicine for thousands of years, as it has been used for its huge potential for health and wellbeing. 

So, without further ado, here's what makes this mushroom special... 

What is Reishi mushroom?

Known as Ganoderma Lucidum or Ling Zhi, this medicinal mushroom is packed full of potential.

This fungus typically thrives in hot and humid locations across Asia and contains several health-boosting molecules, such as triterpenoids and polysaccharides. 

Reishi also contains 7 types of essential amino acids (polypeptides, proteins, steroids, triterpenes, mannitol, coumarin, alkaloids, organic acids, enzymes and trace elements).

What are the potential benefits?

In the eyes of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this fungus is sweet and bitter in flavour and balanced in nature. It's function predominantly targets the heart, lung and spleen meridians.

Reishi has been known to potentially nourish the heart, calm the spirit, stop cough, relieve breathlessness, transform phlegm, nourish qi (vital energy) and xue, strengthen kidney essence (jing - root of life), qixuexu and piwei qixu. 

Some Western potential benefits of consuming this fungus include:

  • Boosting immunity 
  • Ideal for anti-aging
  • Body detoxification 
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Mental health disorders
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Hypertension
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anti-cancer properties


How can I take Reishi mushroom?

The best thing about health mushrooms is that they can be used in a multitude of ways, whatever your preference. 

There are a few different ways to consume this 'shroom to help boost your wellness: 


Each capsule contains 450mg of organic Reishi mushroom, making them a highly concentrated supplement to ensure you receive the health benefits of the mushroom. 

A daily recommendation is 3 capsules, 1-3 times daily to support your health & wellbeing goals. 


This form of Reishi mushroom can be added to any meal/drink in the form of a food supplement (excl. citrus products). 

A daily recommendation is 2g of powder (2 heaped spoons), 1-3 times daily with or without food. 


Raw Dried Mushrooms

Perfect for infusion in cooking and teas, you're ensuring you receive the health benefits of each herb to aid your health and wellbeing whilst whipping up delicious dishes with tantalising tastes. 

Unlock your culinary potential and discover the wonderful world of health 'shrooms.



Now that you've got a number of ways to use this mushroom, start your journey towards a healthier lifestyle with the help of 'shrooms!

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