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Reishi Mushrooms

The Wonder of the Reishi Mushroom

Reishi (Ganoderma)

Reishi has been shown to have immune-enhancing effects and is being touted as a medicinal mushroom, it also appears to be a general all-round tonic.

In recent studies they have discovered that mushroom helps relax muscles, improve sleep, and help with chronic pain, it has also shown to assist in heart function, reduce cholesterol, and has antioxidant benefits.

As it is an adaptogen it helps our body fight offs stress, regulates hormone levels increase cortisol levels that in turn can help with the quality of sleep and adrenal fatigue.

The mushroom itself is found on dead tree old stumps and logs and are also known as Ling Zhi, (the immortality mushroom).

There are many ways to consume this magic mushroom, Herbalists like to make tinctures, but they can also be dried and added to things likes soups smoothies, and hot choccys!

I personally take this magic mushroom in its dried form, which can be purchased through Lulu Sera, you can find a link below if you like to learn more.

I bake with mine and also use it daily in my smoothies this particular blend is mixed with cinnamon so makes an easy addition to hot chocolate or even coffee

Below is a link to a site reporting on some of the benefits and risks associated with this mushroom

As always life is about balance, too much of anything is not good for you and can create an imbalance in your body, although Reishi mushroom is perfectly safe you can have too much of a good thing! It is also worth noting that if pregnant or breastfeeding it may be worth avoiding, as there is no current research on their safety, as always please consult a doctor before starting your Reishi adventure!

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