Reishi mushroom has important health benefits that contribute to the anti-ageing process, detoxify the body, reducing blood pressure, eliminating inflammation, improving cognitive ability, preventing disease and boosting energy. Reishi mushrooms, in particular, have been relied on for thousands of years in the Asian region, but have more recently been discovered by the western world.
Reishi mushrooms have been proven to improve the efficiency of blood flow to the heart and lower blood pressure; it also reduces the amount of oxygen consumed in the heart, meaning that there is more oxygenation for the rest of the body and organ systems. They can also help with cognitive disorders, by increasing the amount of blood flow to the brain.
These benefits, in turn, contribute to increased energy, stamina and reduced stress in the body. The fascinating fungi are so potent because of their unique collection of organic compounds and components, which include triterpenes, alkaloids, sterols, and various essential polysaccharides.
The antioxidants found in reishi mushrooms have the ability to reduce the metastasis of cancerous cells and prevent tumour growth, the active ingredients of reishi mushroom extract can seek out and neutralize cancerous cells within the body. Reishi mushrooms aid the immune system because of their concentration of antioxidants but also because they contain beta-glucans. Beta-glucans are one of the most effective and powerful immune system boosters that we know of.
By preventing the release of histamine from mast cells in the body, Reishi mushrooms prevent allergic reactions, from mild skin irritation to potentially life-threatening anaphylaxis. For those suffering from asthma, bronchitis, or other chronic respiratory conditions, Reishi mushroom extract can have a strong effect on reducing irritation and eliminating the allergic reactions from this part of the body.
It is not recommended to use Reishi mushroom continuously for an extended period of use. The use of Reishi mushroom is most effective taken in periods of two to three months with periodic breaks for the system.