Reishi Capsules

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Reishi, also known as Ganoderma lucidum, is a polypore fungus belonging to the genus Ganoderma, which grows in hot and humid locations. The mushroom contains several molecules, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, which have been in the focus point for its many health benefits.

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Reishi, also known as Ganoderma lucidum, is a polypore fungus belonging to the genus Ganoderma, which grows in hot and humid locations. The mushroom contains several molecules, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, which have been in the focus point for its many health benefits.

 

Package Quantity 

 

Each pouch contains 90 Capsules

 

Immune System Boost 

 

Reishi contains over 200 polysaccharide compounds that work to stimulate and balance the immune cells. Research has shown that the polysaccharide content in Reishi, particularly the beta-1,3 D-glucan, helps boosts the immune system by up-regulating the production of various lymphocytes, T-helper cells, T-killer cells, and macrophages.

 

Furthermore, Reishi can help modulate the immune system and stimulate a part of your immune system referred to as “Autophagy.” Autophagy is a natural detox process that the body undergoes to clean out damaged cells and help to regenerate new cells. Reishi supports this process by supporting the mitochondria, protecting the cells integrity, and aiding in the process of elimination. This helps to increase a weakened immune system by affecting your white blood cells. The white blood cells are vital for one’s immune system, as they are the body’s natural cell killers, which function to fight infections such as cancer. 

 

A study demonstrated this effect of Reishi and how Reishi affects the genes in white blood cells, which are critical parts of your immune system. 

 

Fights Fatigue & Depression 

 

Studies have shown that Reishi can decrease anxiety and depression as well as improve the quality of life in people suffering from certain medical conditions. Research has suggested that the polysaccharides and triterpenoid compounds are responsible for its stress-lowering effects.

 

A study examined Reishi’s effects in 132 people with neurasthenia, a condition associated with aches, pains, dizziness, headaches, and irritability. The researchers found that after 8 weeks of taking the supplement, fatigue was reduced and well-being was improved. 

 

A further study, in a group of 48 breast cancer survivors, found that after 4 weeks of using Reishi powder, fatigue was reduced and quality of life was improved. A further study of 132 people with neurasthenia found a significant reduction in fatigue and improvement in overall wellbeing after using a Reishi supplement for 8 weeks. 

*Neurasthenia is a condition associated with depression, anxiety or emotional stress. 

 

Anti-Cancer Properties 

 

Studies have shown that Reishi can increase the activity of the body’s white blood cells, which help fight cancer, and improving quality of life in cancer patients. 

 

In a study, Reishi was used as a one year Cancer treatment. The results showed, that the size of tumors in the large intestine decreased. 

 

Brain Health 

 

Reishi is known for its ability to boost brain power, improve memory, and sharpen concentration and focus. One of the factors for this, are the polysaccharides and triterpene compounds in Reishi, which contain significant neuroprotective effects against stress in the brain. The polysaccharides have also shown to protect neurons from apoptosis (cell death), oxidative stress, and improve cognitive dysfunction.

 

Furthermore, the active triterpenes in Reishi were also found to stimulate the production of nerve growth factor (NGF). The nerve growth factor keeps the entire nervous system strong and healthy. Reishi was shown to act as an astrocytic NGF inducer. The active constituents showed potent effects on the induction of NGF in primary astrocytes.

100% Pure Reishi Mushroom Extract

Tea: Add 1 tsp Reishi powder to a cup of boiled water 

 

Smoothie: Add 1 tsp to your Smoothie and/or Smoothie Bowl 

 

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NUTRITION FACTS

Dosage commonly used in Research
2 capsules 1-3 times per day

Amount per 100g     

kJ(kcal) 2085                          (367)

                                                            % DV*

Total Fat  (g)                                0

          Saturated Fat (g)                 0

Total Carbohydrates (g)           67

          Total Sugars (g)                0

          Added Sugar (g)                 0

Dietary Fibre (g)                          33

Protein (g)                                   0

Sodium (mg)                                0

Salt (g)                                        0

THE % DAILY VALUE TELLS YOU HOW MUCH A  NUTRIENT IN  A 
SERVING OF FOOD CONTRIBUTES TO A DAILY DIET. 2000 
CALORIES A DAY IS USED FOR GENERAL NUTRIENT ADVICE.

INGREDIENTS: 100% Reishi Extract    |     Store in a cool, dry place.

ALLERGY STATEMENT: If you are breasftfeeding, are pregnant, 
have a blood disorder, will be undergoing surgery or have low blood 
pressure, please consult your doctor before use.

What are Polysaccharides and why are they important? 

 

To avoid getting too technical, polysaccharides (poly.) are fundamentally long chain carbohydrates. Most if not all medicinal mushroom retailers will quote a poly. content between 10%-50% as a means to persuade you on its strength however this may potentially be misleading. The reason it may be misleading is because the poly. content is a factor but not the essence that makes the mushroom amazing. Inputs that influence the content % is what the powder is actually made up of (fruiting body or Mycelium) and where its grown (mycelium is grown on grain, grain as we know is a carbohydrate as such will dramatically overstate the actual content %) 

 

But just in case you were wondering, our Reishi contains 50% polysaccharides. 

 

What does the Fruiting body or Mycelium mean in the context of Reishi? 

 

Mushroom extracts are filled with a growing divide between those who prefer whole fruiting bodies and those who prefer the mycelium on grain. A fruiting body is generally what you would visually recognize as a mushroom. It is fleshy, contains spores, and grows above ground or directly on the surface of its host, like a tree or old log. The mushroom's fruiting body comprises of a stem, cap, and gills, which are what the general populace would eat in a culinary dish, but in nature, it acts primarily as the reproductive component of a fungal system, dispersing spores and inoculating hosts. Mycelium is the main body and feeding membrane of a mushroom. It grows underground or within the host plant. While it might not look like much, the mycelium acts much like a complex network that can communicate with and adapt to its surrounding environment. Think of it like the roots of the mushrooms. 

 

Which one is better Mycelium or the Fruiting body? 

 

Fruiting bodies offer a much more effective, high-quality product than mycelium extracts. Fruiting bodies are considered “full spectrum” as they provide a wider array of the mushroom’s nutritional components. Fruiting bodies offer more minerals, including phosphorous, copper, zinc, and potassium. Fruiting body extracts also contain higher concentrations of vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin D, beta-carotene, and various B vitamins. Mycelium, on the other hand, was primarily created as a cheaper alternative that was quicker to produce. The benefits of mushroom extracts are studied in relation to the fruiting body. Mycelium actually contains very little of the important compounds, vitamins, and nutrients of the actual mushroom. Furthermore, mycelium is not allowed to be considered a mushroom by the FDA, but many companies in the mushroom extract industry will hide this with clever labels. For instance, instead of listing beta-glucans (the effective compounds in fruiting bodies), mycelium producers will generalize by stating that their product contains high amounts of polysaccharides. This isn’t untrue but only because polysaccharides are a class of carbohydrates, and the brown rice used in mycelium extracts is definitely a carbohydrate. In other words, the high amount of polysaccharides mainly comes from the starch, gluten, and other non-mushroom components in the brown rice. 

 

Which one is AntiOxis made up of? 

 

The product is a 100% fruiting body extract. The extract provides a concentrated form of the glyconutrients and healthy components present in Reishi. The fruiting body is where the magic is. 

 

What is difference between Reishi powder and Reishi Extract? 

 

An extract is a preparation that results from taking raw plant material and applying a solvent to it, such as water or alcohol. The solvent causes the dis-solvable compounds to be separated from the structural part of the plant or mushroom. Extracts contain high levels of the active ingredient a particular herb or mushroom is known for, such as the beta-glucans found in most medicinal mushrooms. Another advantage of extracts over raw herbs is higher bioavailability – a fancy term that means they are easier for the body to absorb and use. 

 

What are the different extraction methods? 

 

Currently there are 3 methods of extracting said nutrients: Water, Alcohol and Dual (both). A hot water extract is exactly what it sounds like – using hot water to dissolve water-soluble ingredients from raw herbs or mushrooms. The same process is undergone for Alcohol extraction where the water is substituted for alcohol. In some cases, it may be beneficial to use both water and alcohol extraction – a method referred to as a dual or double extraction. In a dual extract, the material is first extracted with either hot water or alcohol, and then the remaining plant material is extracted again with the other method. 

 

Which extraction method is better? 

 

When shopping around for mushroom supplements, it is beneficial to know what kind of extraction method is used for your specific product. This will ensure that you are getting a high-quality supplement that actually works. If you are looking for a Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Turkey Tail, Shiitake, or Maitake mushroom product, you should look for a hot water extract product. This is because their most important active ingredients – beta-glucans – are water-soluble. Using alcohol or dual extraction for these mushrooms is not desirable, because alcohol would cause some of the beta-glucans to solidify and be filtered out of the liquid. On the other hand, the Reishi and Chaga mushrooms benefit from dual extraction because they contain both water-soluble beta-glucans and alcohol-soluble terpenoids. Our Reishi is extracted using the water method in order to derive the highest beta-glucan content. 

 

What are the side effects of using Reishi powder? 

 

When introducing a new substance into ones life, it is always recommended to consult ones doctor beforehand, especially if pre-medical conditions are present. 

 

Is it safe to consume during pregnancy? 

 

Generally speaking, if you are pregnant or trying to conceive, we recommend seeking medical advice before taking Reishi or any of our other products. Furthermore, to date, there has been no concerted investigation into the use of Reishi mushroom in pregnancy and lactation.

100% Natural Ingredients
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Naturally Gluten Free
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Reishi, also known as Ganoderma lucidum, is a polypore fungus belonging to the genus Ganoderma, which grows in hot and humid locations. The mushroom contains several molecules, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, which have been in the focus point for its many health benefits.

Reishi positively affects the white blood cells, which are vital for one’s immune system, as they are the body’s natural cell killers, which function to fight infections such as cancer.

The Reishi mushroom has in facet been crowned as the ultimate anti-stress herb, and that for good reasons! Many studies have shown Reishis ability to calm the mind, reduce anxiety and manage stress. In fact, Reishi mushroom for anxiety has the extraordinary ability to manage stress levels by nourishing and calming the central nervous system and promoting relaxation.

Reishi has shown incredible results in assisting to decrease tumor sizes, as well as assist in fighting cancer overall, by increasing the body’s activity of white blood cells.

Just like Lion’s Mane, Reishi has shown incredible results in being able to improve memory and sharpen concentration and focus. Reishi is also known for its ability to stimulate the production of the nerve growth factor (NGF), which is responsible for keeping the entire nervous system strong and healthy.

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Have heard so many great benefits taking mushrooms. Been taking these for about 1 week now and so far I feel great!

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