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Reishi Mushroom Dosage

Daily Dose of Reishi Mushroom: 2.5g

Reishi mushroom

Reishi Mushroom is a Japanese mushroom that has been a popular medicinal herb for at least 2,000 years. Photo credit: www.kanserebitkisel.com/reishi-mantari.html

Reishi Mushroom, with the scientific name of Ganoderma lucidum, or more commonly known as just reishi, is a Japanese mushroom that has been a popular medicinal herb for at least 2,000 years. In the Far East, many claim it to be the mushroom for longevity and eternal youth.

Powerful antioxidants called phytochemicals found in plants are thought to prevent diseases. The fundemental active ingredients in reishi mushroom are two phytochemicals known as beta-glucan polysaccharides and triterpenes. These phytochemicals help to prevent cell damage from free radicals, reduce allergy symptoms, treat and prevent hypertension, and stimulate the production of immune-supporting antibodies. It is also believed to be an adaptogen, which helps reduce the effects of mental, physical and emotional stress. According to some, Reishi has analgesic, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasetic, cardiovascular and antidiabetic effects.

Many people use reishi as a topical solution on their skin. This is because it can promote cell regrowth and provide a person’s skin with the phytochemicals it needs to prevent cell damage. Topically, there is no ideal dose, but for consumption, the daily recommended dose is 2.5g per day.

Sources:
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-905-reishi%20mushroom.aspx?activeingredientid=905&activeingredientname=reishi%20mushroom
http://www.livestrong.com/article/407661-reishi-mushroom-health-benefits/
http://www.healthline.com/natstandardcontent/reishi-mushroom

 

References

  • Dai S1, Liu J, Sun X, Wang N. Ganoderma lucidum inhibits proliferation of human ovarian cancer cells by suppressing VEGF expression and up-regulating the expression of connexin 43. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014 Nov 5;14:434. PMID: 25374251.
  • Oluba OM1, Adebisi KE2, Eidangbe GO3, Odutuga AA4, Onyeneke EC5. Modulatory effect of crude aqueous extract of Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (Higher Basidiomycetes), on hematological and antioxidant indices in Plasmodium berghei-infected mice. Int J Med Mushrooms. 2014;16(5):499-506. PMID: 25271985.
  • Gupta A1, Kirar V1, Keshri GK1, Gola S1, Yadav A1, Negi PS2, Misra K3. Wound healing activity of an aqueous extract of the Lingzhi or Reishi medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (higher Basidiomycetes). Int J Med Mushrooms. 2014;16(4):345-54. PMID: 25271863.

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