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Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Did You Know that a certain type of mushrooms have health benefits and are shown to be a powerful fighter of cancer and AIDS?<p>Over the past few …

A Mushroom a Day Helps Keep Breast Cancer Away

<b>By Karen Sherwood for NutritiousAmerica.com</b><p>Mushrooms have long been considered a medicinal food in eastern cultures, touted for their …

International Medicinal Mushroom Conference Opens: New Research Can Impact Cancer, HIV, Diabetes, Inflammation, Aging and More

Edible Mushrooms with Medicinal Properties.From left clockwise: Oyster, Reishi, Shiitake, White Button Mushrooms<p>All edible mushrooms contain …

Health Benefits Of Turkey Tail Mushroom

Cholesterol Balance with Medicinal Mushrooms

Cholesterol is a fatty structure that is vital for many body functions. It participates in the structure of various hormones, especially …

Reishi Mushrooms Boost Cancer Outcomes When Combined with Chemo

<b>Disclaimer:</b> Results are not guaranteed*** and may vary from person to person***.<p>Reishi mushrooms are a healing food that occasionally gets some …

Cancer

5 Amazing Components of Ganoderma and benefits

5 Amazing Components of Ganoderma and benefits<p>Updated on January 12, 2017<p>Ganoderma Lucidum- The powerful fungus or mushroom<p>The name Reishi, Lingzhi …

Reishi, Ganoderma lucidum Reishi, also known as Ganoderma lucidum by its scientific name, or Lingzhi (Chinese), has been used in Traditional Eastern Medicine for more than 2000 years. It is nowadays, one of the most widely used medicinal mushrooms in the world, and the oldest one that has been documented. Reishi mushrooms have a wide range of use in Eastern countries, including but not limited to: viral infections (flu, swine flu, avian flu), lung conditions such as asthma and bronchitis, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and certain cancer tumors. Reishi has been called the "mushroom of immortality", and for good reason. People in several Asian countries have been using Reishi for generations, and tend to lead healthier lives and promote vitality. But due to its growing popularity worldwide, finding the best and most effective Reishi mushrooms can be tricky. First, consider the way the Reishi mushroom is grown, and second, how the Reishi is processed. There are experts that say using the extract would be most beneficial, and there are other experts that argue that a full spectrum Reishi powder is more effective. First let's discuss Reishi extracts. The most effective ways of obtaining an extract from a Reishi mushroom are through hot water and/or alcohol extraction. Hot water extraction is used to break down the cell walls which are made of chitin (a material that is virtually undigestible by humans), and extracting the valuable immunomodulating polysaccharides. The other method is through ethanol acohol extraction, in which a Reishi is soaked in alcohol for weeks, in which triterpenes and other constituents are extracted. Both methods have been well documented throughout history and equally effective. Depending on the targeted benefits, people can either choose a hot water extract or an alcohol extract, or a combination of both. Reishi extracts are also available in powder form, which can be made into capsules or tablets. Both liquid and powdered extracts are equally potent and effective. The other form would be Reishi mushroom powder. In this form, it could me be made from the mushroom mycelia, spores, fruiting bodies, or a combination of all called full spectrum. In a full spectrum process, the entire Reishi mushroom is used, from the mycelia, to the fruiting body, and the spores too. In this process, the mushroom is dried and then ground into very fine powder without undergoing any extraction process, which can later be ingested as a powder or made into capsules and tablets. The Reishi powder form is backed by scientific facts, as explained by researchers at Aloha Medicinals, a full spectrum mushroom powder would offer vital extra-cellular compounds, which are compounds that are excreted during the entire life cycle of the mushroom to the surrounding areas. These extra-cellular compounds are said to be loaded with valuable medicinal properties. Common uses for Reishi in Traditional Eastern Medicine include: QUALITIES: Anti-Tumor Anti-Viral Anti-Inflammatory Kidney Tonic Liver Tonic GOOD FOR: Cardiovascular Conditions Immune System High Blood Pressure Cholesterol Management Respiratory Conditions Allergies Stress Management and Mood