What is it

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In China, for over 2,000 years, the mushroom known as Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) has

been called “God’s Herb”. Also recognized by its Chinese name, Ling Zhi, Reishi’s

reputation for being effective in treating a wide range of ailments moved Chinese

Emperors throughout the various Dynasties to order servants to search for wild Reishi

mushrooms found atop distant mountains,believing that the consumption of Reishi would

grant them eternal youth and enhanced health.

Although there are more than 2000 known species of Reishi, only six kinds have

been studied in greater detail to uncover potential health benefits ­­- red, black,

blue, white, yellow and purple Reishi. Of these six types, black and red Reishi

have demonstrated the most significant health-enhancing effects, and both are

therefore widely used in the global health supplement market today. However,

red Reishi has been proven to be the most effective in improving one’s overall

health by enhancing the immune system, many bodily functions, and vital


six kinds red

The body of a red Reishi mushroom consists of three main parts:

reishi fruit body

  • a kidney-shaped cap

  • the stem or shaft of the mushroom

  • spores

Red Reishi mushrooms are primarily composed of complex carbohydrates called polysaccharides, triterpeniods, proteins

and amino acids. Studies indicate that it is these polysaccharides, the most active element found in red Reishi, that are

responsible for strengthening the body’s immune system.