Lingzhi Mushroom – also known as the Red Reishi Mushroom, was revered in ancient Eastern medicine and hailed as the “mushroom of immortality” and the “medicine of kings.” The scientific name for the lingzhi species of mushroom is Ganoderma lucidum. Lingzhi Mushroom is the most scientifically researched of any herb ever. When it comes to the immune system and a lot of the other systems in the body, what makes Reishi so powerful and so amazing is that it has 600-900 different chemicals.

But specifically what makes it so amazing is that, in the context of the immune system, it’s not an immune stimulant like a lot of herbs, and it’s not an immune depressant like a lot of herbs and substances as well. What makes it unique and special is that it’s an immune regulator, or an immune modulator. So when we have a weakened immune condition, depressed immune condition, it can then bring that up and strengthen that part of our immune system.

And if we have a part of our immune system which is excessive or if we have allergies or autoimmune things, it can sort of calm that down and help to bring that back to balance. And that’s really the overarching thing, is reishi helps to just balance the immune system. And over time, make the immune system stronger, more efficient, and more effective. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center considers this species of mushroom very useful to treat a variety of disorders,  such cancers, allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, high blood pressure, lungs diseases. At present, it is widely acknowledged that this mushroom can also treat many forms of heart problems, pain, liver conditions, and cholesterol problems. However, the most promising indication so far is Lingzhi’s ability to treat advanced cancers of many varieties . They are very beneficial before, after, during radiation and/or chemotherapy.

Reishi belongs to the Basidomycetes family of mushroom, which is a branch of the Mycetes Kingdom. Many medicinal mushrooms come from the Basidomycetes family.

Reishi is the Japanese word meaning “ancient goddess of health, life and eternal youth,” a rare mushroom with amazing healing qualities. It has to be amazing to be noticed. Lingzhi, in Chinese which mean “divine herb that energizes the chi or life force,” or Ganoderma Lucidum, its scientific name, is also known as the “King of Herbs” or “Gods Herb”. This mushroom practically takes care of the entire body which beats multi-vitamins thus the “Miracle Herb” title is so fitting.

Paul Stamets, the American mycologist and author of “Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms,” describes that fungi is more directly related to us than any other in the animal kingdom. He says that we share the same pathogens, which is why fungi are great source for antibiotics. Its biological makeup ismore compatible to humans and probably why we see great health benefits from a number of them such as Cordyceps, Maitake and especially, Reishi.

What is interesting about Reishi is its history. It has been in use in China for over 4,000 years. Because it is such a rare herb – for every 10,000 trees, one or three maybe found. Chinese history indicates that only Emperors were able to use them for their health and well being. There are stories where common folks
could lose their lives if they were found to consume it for themselves. Commoners are encouraged to offer this rare mushroom to their Emperor whenever they discovered one, or lose their lives because of it.

The rarity is so extreme that when someone was to find one, he will keep it a secret even to his own family. Shen Nong, the founding father of Chinese Medicine who lived during the Han Dynasty (206 BC ~8 AD)documented 365 plant species. In his meticulous study, he found that Reishi came out on top even superior to Ginseng.

We have Lingzhi mushroom powder in capsules in the strongest potency – 600 mg per capsule.

Nothing is better or stronger for immunity, cancers, ashtna, allergies, before/during/after chemotherapy and/or radiation!




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