What are the benefits of Reishi Mushrooms?

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“Reishi Mushroom is a popular supplement taken by healthy individuals to boost the immune system and by cancer patients along with conventional therapies.”

Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition

The Reishi Mushroom is a fungus that is grown in various hot and humid locations in Asia. The mushrooms themselves can either be eaten whole, or are available in a powdered form such as in our Berry Boost XcelBlend! 

What are they good for? 

  • Boosts the immune system: While some details are still unknown, test tube studies have shown that reishi can affect the genes in white blood cells and alter inflammation pathways in white blood cells. Research in cancer patients showed that some of the components in reishi mushroom can increase the activity of a type of white blood cells called natural killer cells which fight infections and cancers of the body. Overall, the mushroom can enhance immune function through its effect on white blood cells, and this may occur primarily in those who are poorly.
  • Anti-cancer properties: A study showed that of over 4000 breast cancer survivors found that approximately 59% consumed reishi mushroom. Several test tube studies have also shown that it can lead to the death of cancer cells. Although reishi mushroom has shown beneficial effects on cancer patients, more research is still ongoing. 
  • Fight fatigue & depression: A study found that fatigue was reduced and quality of life was improved after 4 weeks of taking reishi powder in a group of 48 breast cancer survivors. They also experienced less anxiety and depression. Research is still ongoing.