Reishi:  The Reishi mushroom is known for more than 4000 years in Asian countries for its ability to promote a healthy and long life.  Recent studies indicate that the Reishi mushroom, also known as Lingzhi or Ganoderma Lucidum is good for humans.  Furthermore, Reishi activates our natural defenses.

History of Reishi:  Reishi grew mainly in the trunks of the trees, especially in eastern countries such as China, Japan and Korea.  In those days Reishi was hardly found in nature, it was a very rare species.  When a person without money found a fungus, he had to deliver all of it.  In China and Korea they called this mushroom Ling Zhi, which means "mushroom of immortality".  The Reishi in scientific literature:  From 1980 publications appear increasingly in English and in prominent Western magazines.  And the knowledge about this mushroom can finally be shared with all the persons interested in Reishi..

More about Reishi

Reishi mushrooms have been used for medicinal purposes for at least 2,000 years. The mushrooms were known to the ancients as the mushroom of immortality and that for a good reason.  They had the reputation of promoting health and longevity, boosting the immune system, and reducing the risk of life-shortening conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Three specific compounds that are essential to Reishi’s powerful antioxidant and anti-aging effects:

  • Polysaccharides have anticancer effects based on their ability to prevent abnormal blood vessel formation, and to boost immune system function.
  • Triterpenes protect the liver, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent platelet clumping that leads to heart attack and stroke, fight allergic responses triggered by histamine, and also possess anticancer activity.
  • Ganoderma lucidum peptide is a unique protein that has remarkably potent antioxidant characteristics that are still being unraveled..

Reishi medicinal mushroom is best known for its ability to boost immune surveillance, which is critical for the detection and elimination of emerging cancers and infectious agents. An abundance of new studies reveal how Reishi’s unique compounds target numerous pathological aging mechanisms.

Reishi extracts have many health benefits and is known to:  contribute to longer life spans, help manage some of today’s most troubling age-related conditions, including autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative disorders, diabetes, liver disease, cancer, and more.

Protect cellular DNA from oxidant damage that causes aging and cancer.  Protect mitochondrial DNA and the mitochondria themselves from oxidant damage that weakens their energy-producing abilities and makes them inefficient, another major cause of aging.

Increase levels and activity of a large suite of natural intracellular antioxidant molecules, resulting in reduced oxidation of cell membranes and organelles that lead to aging and its related diseases.

Health Benefits of Reishi

Reishi mushroom supplements protect kidney tubule cells from oxidant damage that leads to kidney failure.  Increase expression of a key longevity gene and promote an increased life span.


Reishi:  Reishi mushrooms produce important changes that may contribute to their promotion of longevity.