While Reishi Mushrooms are pretty to look at, it’s what’s on the inside that makes them so powerful.
Reishi mushrooms are great for stimulating the immune system and liver function, producing an anti-inflammatory effect in the body, and have even been shown to reduce tumor growth.
- It can help manage stress- Like ashwagandha, the reishi mushroom is considered an adaptogen. That means this powerful fungus can help your body handle stress, whether it be emotional, physical or environmental. Reishi mushrooms also contain triterpenes, which give reishi its bitter taste as well as its calming properties.
- They can boost the immune system – Historically, reishi mushrooms have been used as an immune system enhancer—they’re even used in Asian cultures as an immunostimulant for patients with HIV and cancer. The beta glucans (complex sugars) in the mushroom are believed to stimulate the immune system to prevent infection.
- Reishi mushrooms can alleviate fatigue – are adaptogens, plants that help the body combat stress. In one study of 132 patients suffering from neurasthenia (a condition characterized by physical and mental exhaustion), consumption of a compound found in reishi mushrooms was shown to improve aches, pains, and feelings of irritability.
- They may be an ally against cancer – Numerous studies have been done on reishi mushrooms’ effect on cancer cells. The results have been intriguing—one small study in the Journal of Oncology found that tumors shrunk in three cancer patients that were taking reishi mushrooms. Researchers believe beta glucans in the mushrooms may prevent new blood vessel growth, which is key as cancer cells need a steady blood supply to grow. The triterpenes (AKA essential oils) in the mushrooms may also inhibit the development and metastasis of tumors. Additional research indicates that the mushrooms could alleviate chemotherapy-induced nausea and improve the efficacy of radiation therapy. That said, if you’re currently undergoing cancer treatment, be sure to check in with your doctor before adding reishi mushrooms to your routine, as they may interact with your protocol.
- Reishi mushrooms could lower blood pressure – Compounds in reishi mushrooms may help keep high blood pressure at bay, according to a rat study carried out in 2014. But again, if you’re currently taking blood pressure medication, consult with your doctor before taking reishi mushrooms—the combination could lower your BP to dangerous levels.
- They might be good for the brain – Research done on animals indicates that reishi mushrooms may be therapeutic for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and may also be able to protect the brain from seizures. Further research still needs to be done to confirm this, however.
- They have allergy-fighting potential – Some studies have shown that reishi mushrooms may have antihistamine effects and can improve the body’s oxygen supply, which is key to those suffering from chronic and allergic asthma.
- They may be helpful for diabetics – Reishi mushrooms were found to decrease blood sugar in one small double-blind, placebo-controlled study—possibly by inhibiting an enzyme that produces glucose. Plus, after seeing noticeably reduced kidney stress and lower blood-sugar levels in test subjects, a different group of researchers concluded that reishi mushrooms may prevent or halt kidney complications in diabetes patients.
- They could improve liver function – Reishi mushroom spores were found to promote liver cell regeneration in mice, improving the organ’s ability to shuttle toxins out of the body. A healthy liver can also be critical to supporting other health benefits mentioned above, including managing blood sugar and allergies.
- They’re rich in antioxidants– they have antioxidant properties that can reduce the risk of disease and premature aging—and we can never have too many foods like that in our diets, right?
Reishi mushroom is an ideal superfood
- for exercise recovery due to its ability to balance the central nervous system, calmative effects and improves sleep quality which is fundamental to fast exercise recovery.
- For boosting immune system due to higher levels of polysaccharides (long-chain sugars) than Chaga mushroom. Reishi is richer in beta glucans that effectively stimulate and enhance the immune system.
- Reishi Mushroom has been shown to potentially be effective in treating and preventing prostate, lung, colon and breast cancers
Unfortunately, you’re not going to find Reishi mushrooms at your local grocery store. And even if you could, in their natural state, reishi mushrooms are too tough to eat. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, reishi mushrooms were cut and boiled in hot water to make a tea or soup. Today, you’ll find reishi mushrooms in powdered form.
To enjoy, simply mix into smoothies or shakes, stir into coffee or tea, or add into any other recipe. Reishi has earthy and bitter flavor; slightly woody like tree bark. Harsh and bitter. Best taken with coffee or chocolate or added to tea that has other strong flavor already. Great before bed to assist in rest and recovery. Stir into soup or broth. Mix with honey, cinnamon or cacao to mask harsh flavor. Can be added to a smoothie also.
Reishi mushrooms are safe and legal to consume. Unlike “shrooms,” they don’t contain psilocybin; they won’t get you high or cause any psychoactive effects.
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