Once upon a time there was a mushroom that was so revered and so highly thought of that it was given many names by different cultures all across the world names such as “mushroom of immortality” or “the resurrection plant” and “the 10,000 year mushroom”. In Chinese culture it was even put into a fairy tale called The White Snake in which a Reishi mushroom was needed to help save a lovers life and this mushroom had to be taken from the gods.
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People started to consume mushrooms as food and medicine more than 2,000 years ago. Besides being a potent anti-inflammatory food, we know that many of the fungi we use today contained active compounds that have anti-cancer, anti-hypertensive, blood sugar-lowering, and other potentially valuable therapeutic properties.
Reishi Alters Gut Bacteria And Flora For The Better Scientists found ganoderma lucidum fungi reduces body weight in mice Referred to as reishi it has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries Claims to fight allergies, cancer, heart and lung disease and diabetes Experts in Taiwan hope extract could provide basis for obesity treatment […]
Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) inhibits cancer cell growth and manifestation of key modecules in inflammatory breast cancer. Per the department of Biochemistry of the Central University of Caribe in Puerto Rico, a September 2, 2012 research absctract indicates promising results on the role of ganoderic acids in the fight against breast cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer is […]
While most doctors believe that immune decline is irreversible, traditional Chinese medicine has long used Reishi mushrooms to promote longevity and a vigorous immune system.
Now, remarkable scientific studies have found that the unique mix of compounds in this medicinal mushroom fights immuno-senescence and increases life span.3-5
The impressive results of a 2011 animal study suggest that Reishi may, by restoring youthful immune strength and balance, add as many as 7 to 16 years to the human life span!4
As we age, our immune system’s protective function dramatically declines, reducing our ability to fight off disease and infection. This process—known as immunosenescence—also causes a marked acceleration of the aging process itself!
In this study, the researchers aimed to see if reishi was effective in preventing obesity. They gave mice different amounts of reishi or placebo and either a normal diet or a high-fat diet for eight weeks. All mice on the high-fat diet gained a lot of weight and body fat, but those given reishi did not gain as much weight or body fat. The reishi supplement did not have an effect on mice fed a normal diet. The supplement appeared to work by improving the number of “good” bacteria in the gut and through reducing inflammation. Some studies have suggested that chronic inflammation and an increased number of “bad” bacteria in the gut are linked to obesity in humans.
For example, according to world-renown mycologist Paul Stamets, ‘of the 140,000 species of mushroom-forming fungi, science is familiar with only 10 percent.’ Such a shame – when you understand that mushrooms have some of the most potent natural medicines on the planet.
Thankfully, there are many scientists looking at the health benefits within the plant kingdom – especially with regard to the Reishi mushroom. Known for its immune building and anti-aging virtues, more recent research highlights the antibody-mediating, multi-mechanistic power that makes Reishi a super cancer-fighter.