About Medicinal Mushrooms

Reishi is privileged to offer high potency extracts in powder form for home use in quantities small and large. All of our products are 100% non-GMO, Pesticide Free and non-irradiated. Which ones are right for you and your family? Read the below descriptions to understand them better.

Medicinal mushrooms have been long revered in the traditional cultures of the East for their vital essence and health benefits. Mention of their uses and formulations date back to the original Materia Medica of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

These mushrooms have been the focus of scientific and medical research over the last decades worldwide. Special interest has been directed to the antioxidant, immune-supportive, anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-aging, anti-diabetic, anti-viral and restorative effects these special life forms have. Studies are now confirming the therapeutic values long taught in traditional wisdom and uncovering landmark new applications and health benefits for humans and our planet.

If you know what you are looking for, dive right in. Otherwise we encourage you to initiate your experiences with pure Reishi and our Organic Super Blend. Enjoy!

Non-GMO Mushroom Super Blend

Can’t decide which mushroom is right for you or your needs? This super 4 mushroom combo includes high potency extracts of Reishi, Turkey Tail, Chaga and Lion’s Mane to offer the best of their medicinal effects all in one. Add it to smoothies, coffee and hot cacao drinks, steamed veggies or to season other dishes as a functional blend. Learn more about the different mushrooms and their well researched health benefits below and in the REISHI articles.

Reishi

Considering the breadth of reishi’s health applications we think it is the best fungi to start using.

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) is called Ling Zhi in Chinese literally meaning the Herb of Spiritual Potency. Among the medicinal mushrooms it is one of the most versatile in health applications. Often referred to as Mushroom of Immortality in ancient Chinese medical texts, this fungi has a shiny skin and woody texture and grows on the trunks of deciduous trees.

Reishi’s health properties are attributed to its unique polysaccharide β-D-glucan, GLPS, triterpene and ganoderic acid components. Reishi mushrooms are commonly used as for their potent antioxidant, anti-aging and radiation protective qualities. Reishi has a well documented capacity to boost the immune system in fighting cancer and optimize the body’s capacity to process stress as an adaptogen.

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Lion’s Mane

Meet the world’s first Smart Mushroom that is revered for its brain enhancement properties. 

Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) has been dubbed the world’s first Smart Mushroom by fungi expert Paul Stamets. It not only looks like a brainy mass of neurons, but it contains unique properties called Neurotrophic Factors that stimulate the regrowth of damaged brain and peripheral nerve tissue, both neurons and myelin. Reportedly, Buddhist monks have for centuries consumed cups of Lion’s Mane tea prior to meditation to enhance their powers of concentration –its health benefits go much further.

Lion’s Mane is renowned for its special therapeutic qualities in conditions of dementia and cognitive impairment, memory loss, multiple sclerosis, nerve damage and more. That’s just the beginning…

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Chaga

Chaga is a must-have for any immune boosting and anti-aging health protocols. 

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) stands in a class of its own among the medicinal mushrooms and may be one of the most important anti-aging foods yet discovered. This is due to its extremely high ORAC value (antioxidant properties), similar to that of blueberry extracts.

This immune boosting powerhouse is wild crafted from living birch trees and its health benefits are due the presence of active compounds including melanin, betulin, betulinic acid, triterpenes and non-linear complex polysaccharides. Chaga plays an important role in immune support, anti-aging protocols, diabetes and blood sugar health, stress reduction and more.

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Turkey Tail

Turkey Tail mushrooms are best known for their immune activation effects. 

Trametes versicolor is known in Japanese as Kawaritake or Cloud Mushrooms and its concentric rings evoke symbology of health, spiritual essence and timelessness. Its two unique polysaccharides PSK and Polysaccharopeptide (PSP) have been the subject of cancer research involving activation of the immune system to better fight cancer.

With a rich tradition of indigenous use especially in North America, Turkey Tail demonstrates a unique “host versus tumor” effect  and diverse health benefits for building and maintaining bone density, for gastrointestinal health and DNA protection from radiation.

 

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Cordyceps

Cordyceps sits among the greatest of herbs to harmonize the body and enhance vitality and libido. 

Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis) is considered by many herbalists to one of the most powerful of all tonic herbs. First utilized among Tibetan herdsmen, it is now essential in Chinese herbalism and the Taoist traditions to treat a wide range of human ailments, increase vitality and improve sexual function.

Its capacity to increase cellular utilization  and absorption of oxygen has profound effects in physical performance, stress and fatigue, and libido restoration.  Cordyceps is the quintessential Yin and Yang harmonizing adaptogen.

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Disclaimer. The information represented in this article is meant to provide concepts from evidence based research. It is not intended to treat or diagnose any health condition. For appropriate treatment methods please contact your healthcare provider. 

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