In China, the mushroom known as Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) has been called “God’s Herb” for over 2000 years. Because of Reishi’s reputation for being effective in treating a wide range of ailments, Chinese Emperors throughout history has ordered their servants to search for Reishi in the wild. They believed the consumption of Reishi would grant them eternal youth and greatly improved health. As the mushroom was rare, it was only reserved for royalty and wealthy individuals.
In the original textbook of Oriental medical science, “Compendium of Materia Medica”, which contains hundreds of natural medicine the Chinese have used for thousands of years, celebrated physician and naturalist Li Shi Zhen (1518~1593) described the benefits of Reishi:
It benefits the life energy, or “qi” of the heart, repairing the chest area and benefiting those with a knotted and tight chest. Taken over a long period of time, agility of the body will not cease, and the years are lengthened to those of the Immortal Fairies.
Species and Development
It was not until the late 20th century that, through diligent cultivation by the Japanese, Reishi, the once extremely rare plant, was made widely available to the general public.
Among the six kinds of Reishi species that are known to benefit health, RED REISHI have demonstrated the most significant health-enhancing effects and are most widely used in the global health supplement market nowadays.
Research has shown that the health-enhancing properties of Reishi are strongest when the plant is mature, a state that is almost impossible to find in the wild due to the unstable environmental conditions that exist in the natural habitat of red Reishi plants.
As a result, the highest quality of red Reishi products use mushrooms that have been naturally cultivated in greenhouses, as opposed to other inferior and potentially hazardous methods of growing Reishi using glass bottles.
Red Reishi has the following health benefits:
- Supports healthy blood circulation
- Supports a healthy metabolic activity of human cells
- Supports internal organ functions
- Boosts natural immunity of the body
- Provides an energy boost
Daily consumption will lead to the elimination of unfavorable toxins in the body and assist in a healthy lifestyle.
As a dietary supplement, Japanese Reishi aids in supporting healthy blood circulation, and healthy metabolic activity of human cells. It also helps in supporting both internal organ functions and the natural immunity of the body.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Detoxification Symptoms From Taking Red Reishi
During the initial period of intake of Reishi, sensitive individuals may experience some detoxification symptoms such as dizziness, sore bones, irritated skin, or changes in bowel movements.
These are all normal signs of recovery and an indication that the medicinal effect of Reishi is functioning well. This is the body’s way of excreting accumulated toxic matters from modern day foods and vigorous actions of the body metabolism.
The above-mentioned reactions differ from each individual. Some consumers might not have any reactions at all.
The time frame for these symptoms may vary from person to person, but they generally last only a few days – until the body adjusts to a higher state of wellness and becomes accustomed to the regular intake of Reishi. Daily consumption of a large amount of water is also recommended to help the body with the detoxification process.
It is important to note that these physiological reactions are only temporary, unlike side effects from most medications.