Lingzhi / Reishi Mushrooms

The Reishi mushroom, also known as Ganoderma lucidum and lingzhi, is a mushrooms we source directly from the multiple mountainous village communities of Nepal. These are harvested from the wild and not farmed for mass-market appeal. They are dried at peak freshness to preserve their medicinal compounds and extend their shelf-life and then shipped directly to us.

For many years, this fungus has been a staple in Eastern medicine.

Within the mushroom, there are several molecules, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, that may be responsible for its health effects.

While the mushrooms themselves can be eaten fresh, it is also common to use powdered forms of the mushroom or extracts that contain these specific molecules.

Dried Wild Himalayan Lingzhi
Improves Immune System

Lingzhi stimulates your immune system, making you less susceptible to allergies, infections and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and type I diabetes. It works by promoting the activity of various immune system cells such as antigen-presenting cells, macrophages and other white blood cells such as lymphocytes, neutrophils and basophils. For example, it stimulates B-lymphocyte to release antibodies to kill viruses and other harmful microorganisms in your blood.

Controls Cancer Growth

Research suggests that lingzhi may possibly slow down the proliferation of cancer cells. A study by scientists at New York Medical College published in “International Journal of Molecular Medicine” in December 2011 found that lingzhi suppresses the growth of ovarian cancer cells. It does so by hindering cell growth and stimulating detoxification and antioxidative activities in human ovarian cells. As a result, the researchers suggested that it had potential to become a part of cancer therapy for ovarian cancer.

May Prevent Diabetes

Your body’s cells obtain their energy from glucose, the absorption of which is controlled by the hormone insulin. Diabetes arises when there are deficiencies of insulin secretion by the pancreas or when cells become resistant to insulin. This condition has no cure, though it can be managed by using synthetic insulin. Taking lingzhi prevents the gradual death of pancreatic cells responsible for the production of insulin. This lowers your risk of developing diabetes. A study by Peking University Health Service Center published in the September 2003 issue of “Life Sciences” found out that lingzhi prevents the pancreatic cells, also known as pancreatic islets, from being damaged by free radicals.

Blood Pressure Regulation

Blood pressure refers to the pressure that pumped blood exerts against the walls of blood vessels. The presence of LDL cholesterol or “bad” cholesterol in the blood, the accumulation of fat on arterial walls and aggregation of platelets in blood vessels increases blood pressure. This is because these things make the heart work harder to pump blood through the vessels. Lingzhi suppresses the clumping of platelets, lowers cholesterol and, hence, reduces blood pressure.

These are just a few of their many benefits and here is an article from Healthline on their proven benefits as well

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