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For many years, Reishi has been a staple in Eastern medicine. Within the mushroom, there are several molecules, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, that may be responsible for its health effects. Sporgy uses Rieshi (Ganoderma lucidum) in our Mush Love Awaken Tea & MycoDose™ Boost Extract.
One of the most important effects of the reishi mushroom is that it can boost your immune system. It can enhance immune function through its effects on white blood cells, which help fight infection and cancer.
Reishi mushroom appears to hold some promise for cancer prevention or treatment. In fact there are multiple studies that report reishi mushroom benefits cancer patients. These benefits included increasing the activity of the body’s white blood cells, which help fight cancer, and improving quality of life in cancer patients.
Fatigue & Depression
Some preliminary studies have shown that reishi mushroom could decrease anxiety and depression as well as improve quality of life in those with certain medical conditions. The researchers found that fatigue was reduced and well-being was improved after 8 weeks of taking the reishi daily.
Another study found that fatigue was reduced and quality of life was improved after 4 weeks of taking reishi daily in a group of 48 breast cancer survivors.
What’s more, the people in the study also experienced less anxiety and depression.
Research has a high amount of antioxidants that could improve good cholesterol or blood sugar.