The Reishi Mushroom, or Lingzhi Mushroom (in China), is a fungus native to the Asian regions but has recently been brought to the attention of the wider world for its various health benefits. The scientific name is Ganoderma Lucidum and it has been used as a medicinal mushroom in Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest mushrooms known to have been used medicinally . Reishi Mushroom is potent due to a unique collection of organic compounds including triterpenes, alkaloids, sterols, and various essential polysaccharides. Triterpenes isolated from the mushroom could be responsible for anti-inflammatory activities .
Polysaccharides are responsible for short-term energy storage and intake of Reishi Mushroom increases polysaccharide synthesis which can increase expression of certain genes .
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With a Meal on a Long-Term Basis
600-1800 mg per serving
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