Reishi Mushroom (Reishi Mushroom Extract, Ganoderm)
Found to be an adaptogen, new research demonstrates the reishi mushroom is effective against chronic fatigue syndrome, restoring vitality and supports adrenal function. Reishi mushrooms also contains phytomedicinals demonstrated to lower blood glucose levels in diabetics (B.K. Kim, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Korea). Reishi Mushroom has also demonstrated help in regenerating the liver, and protects the liver against chemical damage while improving conditions of viral hepatitis. Reishi also has demonstrated effectiveness in lowering cholesterol and triglycerides, reduces coronary symptoms and high blood pressure.
Lately, Japanese research indicates that reishi mushroom protects against cancer, being a powerful immune stimulating agent with particular effectiveness against wasting and degenerative diseases such as AIDS. As an adaptogen, reishi mushroom also has proven effective in reversing some of the side effects of chemotherapy, helping the body and especially the lymphatic system rid itself of poisonous toxins. Clinical studies have recently demonstrated that Reishi stimulates T-cell activity and inhibit some replication of the HIV virus. Reishi also seems to act as an antihistamine, relieving the allergic response, and is antiinflammatory in nature.