Reishi mushrooms are revered for numerous reasons. One of its most notable is how it supports sleep and relaxation. Reishi has constituents known as triterpenes that may help with getting to sleep and staying asleep by supporting normal endocrine system functionality that is essential for falling asleep.*
Reishi is also called the “Mushroom of Immortality” and “10,000 Year Mushroom”. This reputation is due to its many impressive properties, but it's immune system support is certainly key to the namesake. Like all of our mushrooms, Reishi contains 1,3/1,6 beta-glucans, which are compounds that support regular immune responses. In addition, Reishi has also been shown to be an awesome mushroom.
Another common property of all mushrooms is their adaptogenic potential. Reishi is a top performer when it comes to adaptogenic mushrooms. It supports our body’s response to occasional stress and fatigue in the short term, and supports whole system longevity in the long term— once again alluding to its name “Mushroom of Immortality” or “10,000 Year Mushroom”.*
Reishi is the most revered mushroom in Traditional Chinese Herbalism, with recorded use for over 2,000 years. Reishi’s latin name is Ganoderma lucidum. ‘Gan’ meaning shiny, ‘derm’ meaning skin, and ‘lucindum’ meaning brilliant, which pays homage to its shiny, preserved look.
Reishi is typically known for its bitter taste caused by the terpenoid constituents. Fore more information on this amazing mushroom, click here!***