Known as the queen of mushrooms, reishi has been used for hundreds of years for its numerous anti-inflammatory, adaptogenic, and immune system benefits, just to name a few.
Two capsules contain 1,000mg of pure organic mushroom extract from 100% Red Reishi (<em>Ganoderma lingzhi</em>). Dosage and frequency of consumption varies from person to person – average daily dosage is 2 capsules twice daily.
The Wellness Way mushroom extracts are organically cultivated and naturally grown as nature intended. Reishi mushroom has been revered in China for thousands of years. It is depicted in many Chinese works of art and is utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Today it is widely cultivated using a method of wood log cultivation in shade houses. Scientific research into the compounds responsible for Reishi mushroom activity began in the 1970’s in China and Japan. Scientists discovered highly active beta-(1>3)-glucans with the ability to potentiate innate immunity by activating immune cells. Also discovered were secondary metabolites called triterpenoids which were present in significant amounts and sets Reishi apart from all the other medicinal mushrooms.
US lab-grown Reishi is mycelium grown on grain. We do agree that all parts of the fungi have their benefits, however we choose to use the fruiting bodies of mushrooms, and never mycelium grown on grains. Normally, mycelium based products contain 50-80% starch from the growing substrate, up to 50% less beta-glucans than fruiting bodies, and far less beneficial compounds. Analysis has shown that US Reishi mycelium on grain has low levels of beta-glucan, undetectable levels of triterpenoids and very high levels of starch. All of our mushrooms are extracted to provide the highest amount of beta-glucans and triterpenoids. We guarantee active compounds verified by scientific analysis.
All mushrooms used in our Wellness Way products are grown or wildcrafted deep in the mountains of China by our Certified Organic production partners. China is estimated to provide about 85% of the world’s mushrooms, and is best place where you can get organic and extracted mushroom fruiting bodies. Any company selling food or herbal products grown in China will be required to run detailed analyses. Every single batch of our extracted mushroom capsules are tested in a third party lab for heavy metals, allergens, bad bacteria, yeasts, molds, mycotoxins, pesticides, and irradiation before they get in your hands.
As with all Wellness Way products, we stand behind every step of the production process. We are able to verify each and every batch we produce in order to ensure the best possible product. Quality is our top priority at the Wellness Way and we ensure that our fruiting body mushroom extract capsules are the best available on the market.
Properties of Reishi
- Enhances and regulates the immune response
- Provides antioxidant support
- Liver detoxifier