Reishi Gano 161 - Mushroom Science
Premier Longevity Herb of Ancient China
Dehydrated Hot Water Extract
12% beta glucan (polysaccharide), 6% Triterpenes
Latin ... Ganoderma lucidum
Japanese ... Reishi
Chinese ... Ling zhi
90 vegetarian capsules / 400 mg per capsule
$26.95 per bottle
1-4 capsules twice daily, AM and PM, or more as recommended by your health care professional. Take on an empty stomach.
The Reishi mushroom is one of the most revered herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Now known as Ling zhi in China, there are references to its use in that country as far back as 100 B.C. where it was referred to as the "Herb of Spiritual Potency" and the "Ten-thousand Year Mushroom".
The focus of TCM is on actively promoting good health and the prevention of health problems. Reishi is one of the most highly regarded herbs in TCM for this purpose and the mushroom most often used as a general health tonic.
Modern clinical research also supports many of the uses for this mushroom as described in TCM. It benefits immune health and liver function.1 Reishi mushroom extracts are frequently used by mountain climbers to combat altitude sickness and are contained in many of the performance enhancing herbal formulas used by Chinese athletes.
Traditional Use and Preparation
Reishi is mild and warming in nature, with a bitter taste. In TCM it is used to nourish, tonify, remove toxins and disperse accumulation. It is used as a tonic for symptoms of weakness or debility and as a sedative for dizziness and insomnia.4 All available references from TCM have Reishi prepared as a hot-water extraction/decoction.5
Triterpenes (Ganoderic Acids), Polysaccharides (1-3 linked proteoglycans extracted from the cell walls).
Possible Benefits of Reishi
Reishi is widely used in Asia to improve the cardiovascular system. It helps lower HDL (the "bad" cholesterol) and reduce excess fatty acids. It has been found to prevent and treat hardening of the arteries, angina and shortness of breath associated with coronary heart disease.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.