Reishi Extract Benefits Reishi is a herbal mushroom known to have miraculous medicinal properties and health benefits. Legends about this mushroom’s rejuvenating qualities are widespread. Known to enhance agility, suppleness, and strength, this is unarguably a herb that has given people a healthier and longer lifespan. Known as Ganoderma lucidum scientifically, this mushroom species is […]
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are everywhere right now. Hyped up as trendy, must-have alternatives to regular cigarettes and billed as the ‘healthy’, ‘safer’ alternative. However, are they a brilliant solution to one of the most dangerous and addictive habits affecting the world’s estimated one billion smokers, or just another, albeit different, fast track to disease? Described […]
Whether you’re a lark or an owl, sleep is not a luxury, nor is it something to be caught up at weekends, or saved for holidays. Mention the words ‘healthy lifestyle’ and the two things that generally jump to mind are nutrition and exercise. All well and good, but without sufficient daily sleep hours in […]
Traditional Chinese medicine has promoted Cordyceps as a guardian of respiratory health for more than a thousand years.
New scientific research published in the journal Phytomedicine indicates that a type of mushroom called cordyceps may be a crucial link to treating cancer.
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For some reason, lately, Eleutherococcus (Siberian Ginseng) has almost vanished from becoming a subject when health tonics for energy and stress issues are discussed. It used to be so common place and for a very good reason; It works!
Why have we almost forgotten about this truly amazing, fast acting, totally safe, and extremely powerful energy booster? I believe a lot of the reason for this is that the FDA had once forced all marketing of this amazing tonic herb to be labeled as “Eleuthero” and to avoid the name of “Siberian Ginseng” on any labels (Siberian Ginseng is much less expensive than Panax Ginseng) Technically this “law” is still in the books.
Native to northeastern Japan, these fungi owe their healing powers to a large molecule called beta-glucan (or beta-glycan) contained inside the mushroom. A Japanese study performed in 2010 administered beta-glucan from the mushroom along with paclitaxel, a chemotherapy drug, to mice with cancerous cells. Compared with those mice that did not receive the treatment, researchers discovered that the mice given the beta-glucan had an increase in immunity and that the cancer growth was inhibited. Previous studies were not performed on people, but this year scientists are conducting a clinical trial on the effects beta-glucans (combined with other cancer-fighting drugs) have on the human immune system.