Reishi Mushrooms - The medicinal musshroom
2000 years ago in the Han Dynasty, Chinese healers first encountered the medicinal mushroom Reishi. This mushroom was soon renamed the "Elixir for Immortality" in China. That the people there lifted the Reishi mushroom on all fours can still be seen in the paintings, books and wall drawings from that time where the Reishi mushroom regularly plays a central role.
But Cupplement is not a history blog, we are of course very curious about the scientifically proven benefits of the Reishi mushroom. Fortunately, in all the years of this mushroom's existence, more than enough research has been done, so let's start with the scientifically proven benefits of the Reishi mushroom.
What are the top 4 benefits of the Reishi mushroom?
1. Immunity Booster
The Reishi mushroom increases the production of white blood cells. This can help, for example, in the prevention or inhibition of tumors, in Chinese medicine it is also used for the healing of HIV complaints and finally it also helps in the immune system of healthy people for the to slow down from infections. This will probably also be the reason why this mushroom is the "Elixir for immortality" is called.
2. Stress and fatigue
Ancient books also mention that Chinese emperors took this mushroom because it kept them young. I'm guessing they're referring to their energetic young days here. An investigation under 132 people found that taking the Reishi mushroom for 8 weeks gave the feeling of fatigue diminished and the feeling of happiness also promoted. Another study under 24.000 Americans also found that people who regularly ate mushrooms like Reishi also had a lower risk of developing stress or a depression. The researchers suspect that this is due to the amino acid ergothioneine coming.
There are also studies that may show that the Reishi mushrooms have a detox have effect in you lever. An investigation under mice found that the livers of these mice could process toxins more quickly and efficiently when these mice were fed a Reishi diet.
4. Rich in Antioxidants
There are even more benefits of Reishi mushrooms, but too little research has been done on them to actually draw a reliable conclusion. Therefore, the last scientifically proven benefit of Reishi musshrooms is that they are rich in antioxidants. This one antioxidants are mainly in the Fruiting bodies of the Reishi mushroom, keep an eye out for this if you want to try Reishi (more on this later).
What are the disadvantages of Reishi mushrooms?
You can allergic are for mushrooms like the Reishi mushroom. Then supplementing these mushrooms for a dry world, keel in nose to care. When you diabetes or a immune disease It is also recommended to consult a doctor before you start on a medicinal mushroom.
How and how much to supplement Reishi?
When taking it in powder or pill form, it is recommended to take it around the 2000 mg per day, you can do this with a shake or smoothie. We prefer to take it extract form. Then you can between the 1000 in 1500 mg take per day. We do this, among other things, through our coffee to.
What should you pay attention to before buying the right Reishi?
1. Fruiting bodies
These are the parts of the mushroom that grow above the ground. Here are most of the antioxidants in. So make sure you buy powder that comes from this part of the mushroom.
2. Dual extraction met water
Make sure the Dual extraction method is applied when you buy a Reishi extract. This extraction keeps the most valuable parts of the mushroom intact.
Of course you want to supplement organically grown Reishi mushrooms. We consider the following certificates important when purchasing mushrooms; vegan, kosher, gluten free, NSF and Bio certified!
4. Lab tested
Finally, we always find it important that the mushroom has been tested in the lab for purity in potentheid.
Now you know everything about this super mushroom so look up the best online and let us know what you think.
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