What is Reishi?

Reishi has a long history of use for promoting health and longevity in many Asian countries.  The reishi mushrooms is a rare mushroom that grows at the bases of deciduous trees. It is a large, dark mushroom with a glossy exterior and a woody texture. It is believed that reishi mushrooms can boost the immune system, fight cancer, and relieve the symptoms of many other health conditions. 

The fruiting bodies of this mushroom contain polysaccharides called beta-glucans, which have been studied for their ability to support immune health and overall wellness as well as normal, healthy cell growth and turnover. The fruiting body extracts we use contain these polysaccharides without unnecessary fillers or starches. Reishi has been shown in studies to support immune function. This mushroom is considered a tonic for Qi, or vital energy. The concept of Qi in Traditional Chinese Medicine can be thought of as a force-field surrounding the body that maintains overall health and vitality. Modern uses of reishi include cardiovascular support, a healthy stress response, healthy energy/stamina, overall wellness and immune health.