- Adaptogen: extremely safe, benefiting multiple body systems
- Immune modulator
- Boosts immune response if being attacked by a cold
- Calms auto immune responses
- Reduces anxiety, supports recovery from stress
- Alleviates chronic hives
Medicinal Mushrooms form the basis of many of our immunity protection products. They are the main ingredients in many of our popular immune system formulas, and for good reason. They are considered by many to be nature's most potent immune system protectors.
For over 3,000 years, these natural allies have been treasured in Oriental medicine where they were historically used to support the immune system, reduce fatigue and promote cardiovascular health. In the West, the health benefits of mushrooms were acknowledged in the writings of Hippocrates, the ''father of medicine'', and famous herbalists Pliny, Dioscorides and Galen. Today, modern scientists are catching up with the wisdom of these ancient wise men and traditions. Volumes of scientific research on these remarkable mushrooms now confirm the potent and intriguing effects they have on many of the body's most important systems.
The active component found in these medicinal mushrooms, beta-glucan polysacchrides, wakes up the immune system and encourages it to work more efficiently and effectively. What Echinacea is to the short-term, surface immune system, medicinal mushrooms are to the long-term, deep immune system.
Reishi Mushroom is perhaps the most famous of all these special mushrooms. It is known as The Mushroom of Immortality, because regular use was believed to increase length and quality of life.
Reishi Mushroom is considered one of the ultimate immunity enhancing herbs in Chinese herbalism. Reishi is legendary, rare and has a reputation for powerful protective qualities. It has long been one of the most revered and sought after herbs in ancient China. For thousands of years the Chinese included depictions of on everything from jade to carpets, furniture, paintings, and the halls of the Emperor's palace.
Modern Research: Reishi Mushroom has demonstrated in current research to be a significant immune enhancing agent that also protects all organs of the body, has anti-allergy actions, and is considered to be an excellent energy tonic and as the same time seems to calm the nervous system. It is nontoxic, and has traditionally been used as an anti-aging herb. It significantly improves the functioning of the immune system. It is considered an immune modulator, regulating the immune system to adjust to changing conditions. So if you are being attacked by a cold or flu it will help protect you by boosting your immune system. However, if you are having an auto immune response, like an allergy attack, where the immune system is attacking itself, the same herb will calm the auto immune response.
Reshi is a potent antioxidant, protecting against the deterioration of cells. It improves oxygen utilization and supports liver function. It is a medically approved herb in Japan where it is regularly used to reduce the after effects of radiation and chemotherapy, while simultaneously contributing to the rebuilding of the immune system. There has been a tremendous amount of research done on Reishi.
Reishi is being considered by the World Health Organizaiton as a candidate for the development of an anti-aging agent to enhance the well-being of an increasing population of older people, as more people are living longer world wide and it is the fastest growing segment of the world's population.
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I used to have constant hives and had to live on Benedryl. It was horrible. And it was worse in allergy seasons. I started taking 2 products: Skin Detox Anti-Inflammation and Reishi Mushroom. I took both and the hives started coming way down. After about 6 months I changed my program to just taking the Reishi Mushroom. It has been a lifesaver. I not longer itch all the time and I can work outside (we have a ginseng farm in the North West) without knowing I am going to be aggravating my condition.