With a rich recorded history of use dating back over 4,000 years, Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) has long been revered in Asian countries for its ability to improve length and quality of life by warding off disease and frailty that comes with age, sustaining overall wellness, and promoting renewal. As one of the most powerful herbs in traditional Chinese medicine, Reishi is often referred to as a "miracle herb". In fact, due to its rarity and extensive health benefits, it was originally a luxury reserved for only the elite dynastic families and nobility of East Asia.
In modern times, Reishi's notoriety and use has significantly increased and spread eastward where it's become the subject of an ever growing number of scientific research studies. The health benefits of Reishi that have been observed in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years are now being tested and verified in Western research. Current research has shown that Reishi is rich in a number of active constituents, the most notable being polysaccharides and triterpenes.
The high levels of potent polysaccharides present in Reishi, which include beta-D-glucan and alkaloids, play a critical role in helping to:
Stimulate the immune system, which, as we age, weakens and makes the body more susceptible to viral infections and immune system disorders. A strong immune system also helps the body heal and renew, which can alleviate many of the side effects of arduous health treatments.
Strengthen the cardiovascular system to promote strong, healthy blood circulation and maintain normal blood cholesterol concentrations.
Bolster liver function to enhance its detoxifying abilities and help cleanse the body.
Delay the appearance of aging and beautify the skin. Polysaccharides guard against skin cell degeneration and also help remove dead cells to improve the health and appearance of the skin, which in turn helps address a variety of skin-related disorders.
The abundance of triterpenes in Reishi, namely the ganoderic acids, is strongly associated with the following health benefits:
- Immune system support. Triterpenes have similar properties to polysaccharides in terms of their ability to support the immune system, which is critical in helping address the symptoms associated with intense health treatments.
- Hormone regulation, which is tied to the triterpenes' ability to support the endocrine system.
- Mind health and stress reduction. Reishi's relaxing effects and ability to calm the mind are a result of the connection triterpenes have to blood pressure control, helping to avoid the consequences of issues such as high blood pressure and hypertension.
These active ingredients combine together to provide a full complement of health benefits that work together to renew the body and protect it from future harm, giving you the strength, longevity, and peace of mind to live a full, active life. We encourage you to visit our True Reishi products page to learn more about how True Reishi can help renew your health and vitality.