Empowered Reishi - The Most Popular Medicinal Mushroom
Reishi is most popular medicinal mushroom and can help with:
- cardiovascular health
- support role with various types of cancer
- demonstrates neuro-protective actions
- promotes healthy sleep
- reduces anxiety
- assists the body to cope with stress
Adaptogens are substances that assist the body in adapting to various stressors, whether they be the stress of long work hours, excess exercise, temperature challenges (e.g., living in a very cold environment), or emotional factors. The triterpenes in Ganoderma lucidum are reported to possess such adaptogenic properties. The reishi triterpenes also has properties to help with blood sugar regulation.
Valued as a supreme tonic for centuries in China and Japan, Reishi is valued world-wide for its use in a wide range of conditions. Clinically, Reishi is useful for symptoms of blood and qi deficiency coupled with the feelings and symptoms of agitated stress. It lends itself nicely as a “kicker” for patients that are not responding to their differentiated formula.
Made using the finest quality ingredients available, People’s Herbs Empowered Reishi combines a certified organic, US-grown, proprietary blend of red, white, black, and purple reishi mycelium powders with a dual-extracted (water and alcohol), 15:1 reishi fruiting body powdered extract. The result is a highly-concentrated, yet full-spectrum capsule, rich in the full array of compounds which have been prized for their unique medicinal properties for thousands of years. You can use People’s Herbs Empowered Reishi with full confidence that the traditionally described virtues will be delivered in our product.
Each 500mg capsule contains a proprietary blend of:
250mg Reishi Mushroom Extract
(Ganoderma lucidum fruiting body / 15:1, Dual-Extracted / 10% polysaccharides / 4% triterpenes)
250mg Enhanced Reishi Powder (Certified Organic)
Blend of Ganoderma lucidum, Ganoderma applanatum, and Ganoderma tsugae. Plant parts include mycelium, fruiting bodies, primordia, and extracellular compounds
(30% polysaccharides / 15% 1,3-1,6 beta glucan / >1% alpha glucan)
Vegetarian capsules (Hypromellose, kappa-Carrageenan), silicon dioxide
Take 1-2 capsules 2 times per day or as directed by your healthcare provider.
If global sales are any measure of a medicinal mushroom’s value to our
health, and they certainly should not be considered irrelevant when
demonstrated over so many years, then reishi mushroom (Ganoderma
lucidum) is a powerhouse deserving a close look. Its annual sales are
estimated to total over 2 billion dollars world-wide. Likely this is due to its
wide-ranging applications. There are many conditions that appear, based on
research, to improve when Ganoderma is consumed regularly.
The sterols in reishi show activity in some studies as hormone precursors.
Platelet aggregation is inhibited by the adenosine in reishi, a compound found
also in Cordyceps. Other compounds in reishi are shown in research to have a
beneficial action on blood sugar regulation.
In recent decades the class of herbs known as adaptogens has garnered great interest, likely due to the significant amount of stress under which many people work and live. Adaptogens as an area of investigation trace back to Dr. Israel Brekhman’s original research—in fact it was only due to his investigations that the term “adaptogen” was coined; it is not at all a traditional herbal category, but it has shown its value as a modern addition to herbal medicine.
In brief, adaptogens are substances that assist the body in adapting to various stressors, whether they be the stress of long work hours, excess exercise, temperature challenges (e.g., living in a very cold environment), or emotional factors. The triterpenes in Ganoderma lucidum are reported to possess such adaptogenic properties. Beyond this adaptogenic property the reishi triterpenes also display anti-hypertensive properties. Hepatic fibrosis is also shown to be inhibited by these triterpenes.
But this is still not the full extent of the areas where reishi shows healing virtue as demonstrated in various studies. It is an important substance for cardiovascular health, is used in Japan in a supportive role with various types of cancer, demonstrates neuro-protective actions, assists healthy sleep, and reduces anxiety. One can readily see that Ganoderma is virtually the ideal substance to help people deal with the challenges of the modern age in which almost everyone is overworking, eating less-than-ideal food on the run, sleeping poorly (and not enough), sitting at a desk all day and on a sofa at night watching television, all while being overwhelmed by stress.
It is only because of its rich, long history of use as a tonic substance in China and Japan that modern science has focused its lens on Ganoderma. Tradition pointed the way, and so we need to look at what the ancients thought of this mushroom. Its Chinese name, lingzhi, tells us much about how it was revered. As a term lingzhi first appears in Han Dynasty literature, we can easily settle on a translation of “spirit plant of longevity.” That is saying a lot in traditional literature to ascribe those sorts of properties to Ganoderma: a tonic substance with spirit-calming and spirit-strengthening properties that promotes long life. Such designations were not given out lightly in the classical herbal literature of China. Many ancient artworks depict a wandering sage with reishi in one hand. And a staff in the other.