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Reishi Mushroom Powder

Used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine for thousands of years, Reishi mushrooms have gained traction in recent years due to the understanding of their positive impact on mood, health-related quality of life and longevity of life. They’re even known as the elixir of eternal life.

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Reishi Mushroom Powder

They contain around 400 bioactive compounds, many of which are completely unique to this particular fungus.

Evidence suggests this mushroom can support detoxification and purification of the mind and vital organs of the body.

Ganoderma lucidum is also known as ‘lingzhi’ or ‘reishi’, a mushroom that is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine. In China, Reishi have a long history of being used as folk medicine to improve health, they’re considered incredibly powerful, and taken in the traditional form of a decoction (mashed and boiled in water), or in tea or coffee.


Reishi, a white rot fungus, have been used safely as a traditional medicine for over 2000 years. In fact, it has been reported that Ganoderma lucidum can act as an analgesic with sedative effects. As well as improving the quality and duration of sleep, studies suggest the fungus could also reduce fatigue and depression.

The main active constituents include:

Health Benefits

Here are six incredible, scientifically studied health benefits of reishi mushrooms:


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Packed with antioxidants, evidence has shown the Ganoderma lucidum mushroom seems to be able to improve fibromyalgia symptoms, including secondary symptoms of anxiety, depression and pain. Double blind placebo trials with Reishi mushrooms showed the moods of participants improved, they experienced increased levels of happiness and satisfaction with life, along with a reduction in their depression.

Studies on Reishi have indicated that the mushroom could be a good source for bioactive proteins and peptides used in the treatment of a variety of diseases.


Polysaccharide shows the greatest physiological impact, with major health promoting effects, working as anti‐tumour, immune modulation, antioxidant and hypoglycaemia. Reishi work positively on the gut microbiota and thymus regulation. A healthy gut microbiota regulates both immune response and host metabolism.

Several of the extractions from Ganoderma lucium contain properties consistent with promoting longevity of life, these include:

  • Ethanol
  • Aqueous
  • Mycelia
  • Ganodermasides A, B, C, D
  • Reishi Polysaccharide Fraction 3
  • Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides
  • Ganoderma lucidum peptide
  • Ganoderma polysaccharide peptide
  • Ganoderic acid C1

Reishi mushrooms contain certain molecules that increase the action of natural killer white blood cells, these killer cells fight cancer and infections in the body.

Both Ganoderma lucidum and Cordyceps sinensis are listed as the safest drug class (Class 1 Drug) in the American Herbal Products Association Botanical Safety Handbook, with no known herb-drug interactions.