Reishi Mushrooms The Tonic Herb
One of the oldest mushrooms to have been used therapeutically, the Reshi Mushroom belongs to a special class of Chinese Medicine known as “tonic herbs”. These are herbs that make a powerful contribution to overall health and vitality and are not just prescribed for illness, rather they should be incorporated into one’s daily diet to reap their various benefits.
detoxing and Liver Health
Helps with Allergy Relief
strengthen the digestive system
immune system boost
How Reishi mushrooms can help you
Hundreds of Active Molecules
Betterbio Reishi contain hundreds of biologically active molecules which promote the immune system, longevity, the cardiovascular system and the brain.
Improve Liver Function
A powerful anti-inflammatory and a known adaptogen – these are a unique group of herbal ingredients which help your body adjust to stressful circumstances ranging from extreme heat or cold to infections or trauma. These adaptogenic qualities also help to improve liver function.
Reishi benefits don’t stop there – its steroid like anti-inflammatory compounds inhibit histamine, the chemical responsible for allergic reactions, giving it the potential to decrease the symptoms of allergies.
Studies show Reishi can lower inflammation within the blood vessels whilst balancing hormone levels. This strengthens the cardiovascular system and lowers blood pressure, making Reishi Mushrooms a great contributor to heart health.
Directions For Use
Take Betterbio, Reishi Mushroom 1½ teaspoons 2 times a day (morning & afternoon) – add to smoothies or make a hot tea!
Simply use 4g (a teaspoon) into a glass of juice or you can even add to smoothies, yoghurt, porridge, or even sprinkle on to your granola & more..
reishi - benefiting your ‘vital energy’ or ‘Qi’.
Maintain balance in the body
Traditional Eastern Medicine attributes the success of Reishi Mushroom to its ability to “defend the equilibrium” and maintain balance in the body. For thousands of years Reishi has been used by monks, Taoist adepts & spiritual seekers throughout Asia in the belief that it helps to calm the mind, ease tension, strengthen the nerves and build willpower resulting in the attainment of wisdom – earning it the name “the Mushroom of Spiritual Potency”.
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One of these compounds is Ganoderma Lucidum Peptide which is thought to be responsible for its potent antioxidant capacity, with polysaccharides & triterpenes targeting inflammation which in turn can bolster the immune system. Triterpenes also offer protection against viruses, fungal and microbial infections and have been shown to strengthen the lining of the digestive system, helping to fight off bad bacteria whilst encouraging the growth of good bacteria. This results in better digestion which leads to the absorption of more nutrients from the food you eat. It is now known that gut health plays an important role in immunity.
Since reishi was and still is considered one of the most prized medicinal herbs in Chinese medicine, it has often been depicted alongside other powerful symbols in art. For example, in a 16th-century silk painting by Qiu Yang, reishi is presented as a gift to the most worshipped goddess in Chinese mythology, Queen Mother of the West. Another example is the wall painting ChaoYuanTu from the Ming dynasty. In it there are maids holding reishi as gifts to the emperors.
Folklore and History
The Reishi Mushroom is one of the most valued plants in traditional Chinese medicine, and is described alongside Ginseng as one of the two most important elixirs. Revered for over 2,000 years, this powerful mushroom has been harvested to almost extinction at times. Known as the “Medicine of Kings”, one of its earliest known uses was as a special tonic for emperors seeking immortality. It was once considered a greater treasure than any jewel, being out of reach to the common people due to its tremendous cost and rarity.
Reishi contains several major constituents, including sterols, coumarin, mannitol, polysaccharides, and triterpenoids called ganoderic acids.
Side effects from reishi can include dizziness, dry mouth and throat, nosebleeds, and abdominal upset. These rare effects may develop with continuous use over three to six months. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a physician before taking reishi.