Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) is perhaps the most important and well studied of all mushrooms.
Reishi is enjoyed to support a calm and centered state of mind, vibrant health and longevity. It has been used for 1000's of years and we absolutely love it!
ENRICHD.ORG Reishi powder is what's known as SEMI-WILD and grown on the right wood (Duanwood) in pristine conditions. This makes this reishi more reliable and superior to others.
(Unfortunately some cheap Reishi, even if organic, is grown on oats or rice and does not generate the same potency as our semi-wild, wood grown reishi)
How to drink this almighty shroom: Add up to 1 teaspoon of this beautiful mushroom to hot water or your smoothie, and enjoy! We also like to drink it in hot chocolate (cacao) or even add it to your coffee.
Reishi is a Tonic Herb: Reishi is what's known as a tonic herb. Tonic herbs are herbs that promote health and healthy aging through regular consumption. When I can get it, and I am in good health, I consume Reishi every day.
The Reason People Choose Reishi: - Polysaccharides (studied for anti-tumor and immune modulating effects) - Immune support (immune modulating) - Shen Tonic (spirit/energy enhancing)
How does Reishi taste: - Reishi fruiting body - bitter, kind of like black coffee strength. (Great added to coffee or used like a coffee) - If you like sweeter tastes, adding a little stevia or honey, nut milk and organic cacao
Traditional Chinese Medicine Functions of Reishi: Calms the Spirit and Tonifies the Lung qi.
Directions for Reishi Dual Extract: 1/2 to 1 tea spoon twice per day. Mix with warm water and drink as a tea. Add to smoothies if you like but I LOVE to drink it in warm water to really taste it.
Reishi Science time: A methanolic extract of Ganoderma lucidum fruiting body inhibits the growth of a gastric cancer cell line and affects cellular autophagy and cell cycle. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24892846
Anti-tumor effects of Ganoderma lucidum (reishi) in inflammatory breast cancer in in vivo and in vitro models. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23468988
Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth and Expression of Key Molecules in Inflammatory Breast Cancer https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3201987/
Chapter 9 Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi or Reishi) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92757/
The dual roles of Ganoderma antioxidants on urothelial cell DNA under carcinogenic attack. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18550308
(More info on Reishi and Reishi spores can be found on this blog post)