Reishi – Organic Mushroom Powder
$5.50 – $20.00
Organic Reishi mushroom powder may assist your optimal immunce function and has potential benefits of improving blood glucose level in diabetic/prediabetic individuals.
What is Reishi?
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), also known as Lingzhi, is a type of medicinal mushrooms which has been traditionally recognised for its medicinal benefits for over 2000 years in many Asian countries, especially in China and Japan. Reishi contains polysaccharides, peptidoglycans, and triterpenes as well as other nutrients, yet there three are the main active constituents.
A key component - Polysaccharides
Most mushrooms contains a large amount of polysaccharides, especially beta-glucans. Polysaccharides are formed from long chains of monosaccharide bound together. The indigestible polysaccharides are also called dietary fibre. Since polysaccharides are resistant to digestion, they are fermented by the gut microbiota. This leads to some of the health benefits by slowing gastric emptying, modulating the gut microbe structure, physically improving the bowel function, and protecting the immune system .
Health benefits of Reishi
May boost the immune system
While some details are yet to be researched, polysaccharides in Reishi has shown to promote the immune fuction in human body [2, 3]. Several study suggets potential antitumor activity, however more clinical studies are needed to determine its efficacy. Are you prone to cold and flu? Reishi may help.
May persorm as antioxidant
Chloroform extract from Reishi mushroom has indicated a sifnificant inhibition in free radical formation .
May have anti-tumour activity
Systematic review did not find sufficient evidence to explain the benefits of using Reishi mushroom as a first-line cancer treatment. However, it may be valuable to utilise in conjunction with conventional cancer treatment due to its potential immune function stimulation and enhancement in tumour response .
Start with 1 tsp daily, then increase to up to 2 tblsp daily. You can mix it with soups or other meals, tea or coffee, or simply hot/cold water.
Best to keep in dry, cool place in an airtight container, Keep away from moisture and direct sunlight.
- Duttaroy, A. K. Chapter 8 - Polysaccharide on diabetes, obesity, and other cardiovascular disease risk factors.
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- Wang, X., & Lin, Z. (2019). Immunomodulating Effect of Ganoderma (Lingzhi) and Possible Mechanism. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 1182, 1–37. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9421-9_1
- Gao, Y., Zhou, S., Jiang, W., Huang, M., & Dai, X. (2003). Effects of ganopoly (a Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide extract) on the immune functions in advanced-stage cancer patients. Immunological investigations, 32(3), 201–215. https://doi.org/10.1081/imm-120022979
- Deepalakshmi, K., & Mirunalini, S. (2011). THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES AND CURRENT MEDICAL USAGE OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOM: GANODERMA. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.278.6052&rep=rep1&type=pdf
- Jin, X., Ruiz Beguerie, J., Sze, D. M., & Chan, G. C. (2016). Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom) for cancer treatment. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 4(4), CD007731. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007731.pub3
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