Nutritional Supplements Library
What is Reishi?
Reishi(Japan) is a woody mushroom known as Lingzhi in China and Ganoderma lucidum. It has been used in Japan and China for over 2,000 years and thus making it the oldest mushroom known to have been used as medicine. Reishi contains triterpenes and polysaccharides, which may have antioxidant, lipid lowering, anticancer, and antiviral properties. Reishi has antioxidant properties in vitro.The fruiting body is used medicinally. Although reishi comes in 6 different colors, red is the most common variety used. It contains several major constituents including sterols, coumarin, mannitol, polysaccharides, and triterpenoids called ganoderic acids.
It is recommended to take Vitamin C with Reishi as this will assist the body in absorbing the active ingredients in Reishi. Studies have shown that Vitamin C helps break down the complex polysaccarides into smaller manageable pieces for the body to absorb.
What is the effective dosage of Reishi supplementation?
Follow the instruction written on product label.
What are the benefits of Reishi supplementation?
• Reishi is primarily composed of complex carbohydrates called water-soluble polysaccharides, triterpeniods, proteins and amino acids.
• It has anti-tumour, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
• It lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.
• It boosts immune system and general well-being.
• It improves the body's resistance to stress and infections.
What are the side effects of Reishi supplementation?
There are still no side effects reported in available literature and clinical studies. However, sensitive individuals may experience some detoxification symptoms such as mild digestive upset, dizziness, sore bones, and skin rashes during the initial period of intake.