Adaptogens help us increase our natural resistance to stress. They support exhausted adrenals from the stress of everyday life. One popular natural, risk-free adaptogen option is the Reishi mushroom. In this post, we will discuss the immunity benefits of the Reishi mushroom.
People have been using Reishi mushrooms for more than two thousand years to support their immune system’s constant mission to keep them healthy.
What Is The Reishi Mushroom?
The Reishi mushroom is also referred to as Ganoderma Lucidum. It is a rare, dark-colored fungus that occurs naturally in Eastern Asia.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the use of the Reishi for medicinal purposes is thought to originate in ancient Eastern traditional medicines, like Ayurveda.
As a matter of fact, this mushroom is so highly regarded that it carries the nickname, “the mushroom of immortality.” That is certainly not a title that is being handed out very often.
Immunity Benefits of Reishi Mushroom
High Prebiotic Content
When it comes to research support for the Reishi mushroom, there is a lot of it. Some interesting research conclusions about this mushroom have been made. These researchers found that it has a beneficial effect on cells that make up the immune system.
To name a couple, lymphocytes, and natural killer cells, both tasks with immune function, have been shown to increase through supplementing with Reishi.
How to Consume Reishi Mushroom
- There are a small number of case studies linking the consumption of Reishi mushrooms to liver damage.
- As with most supplements, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and those with a blood disorder should probably avoid this item.
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The information presented here is in no way meant to serve as medical advice. If you are experiencing symptoms of any kind, please consult with your physician.