"The mushroom of immortality"

Reishi mushrooms, also known as Lingzhi, have been valued for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine as a longevity tonic that promotes health and wellness.

Referred to as the ‘mushroom of immortality,’ Reishi was historically reserved for royalty due to its perceived ability to prolong life.

Modern research shows that Reishi mushrooms house an array of helpful substances like antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and immune system modulators. These little compounded wonders may just help you resist disease, prevent premature aging, and keep vibrant health within reach. 

Using Reishi

Studies in both humans and animals suggest Reishi may help reduce cancer risk, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, boost immunity, and potentially extend lifespan. It is thought to work gradually over weeks or months to restore balance. Continuous, long-term use of Reishi may lead to increased health benefits.

Reishi mushroom is generally safe for most people with rare side effects. It has a bitter, unpleasant taste, so it’s often consumed in capsules or extracts.

The bitterness comes from compounds like terpenes and triterpenoids that have the potential to enhance health or vitality.

A Brief History of The Healing Effects of Reishi Mushroom

Esteemed as the “Mushroom of Immortality” and the “Elixir of Life,” Reishi was reserved only for the royals and the elite. The ancient  Chinese catalog of medicines called Shennong Ben Cao Jing, written around 200 AD, described Reishi as a superior herb.¹ Attributing to it the ability to “mend the heart and balance the qi.”

The wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has long incorporated Reishi into its healing repertoire. As a powerful adaptogen, Reishi was used to help people cope with stress, regulate bodily functions, and support the immune system. Ancient practitioners also believed that Reishi could enhance spiritual energy or shen, promoting inner peace and clarity.

Reishi’s popularity spread through Asia, finding a place in Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditional medicine. In Japan, the Reishi mushroom was known as the “phantom fungus.”

This prized mushroom was rare, difficult to procure and forever seeming to vanish before one’s eyes.

In recent years, Reishi has gained global recognition as a powerful adaptogenic superfood. Health-conscious individuals and practitioners across many disciplines now endorse this age-old remedy as a proven path to total health and well-being. Backed by tradition as well as science, it is considered by many to be nature’s ultimate elixir for body and mind.

How Does Reishi Mushroom Extract Work?

This unassuming mushroom has been prized for its healing powers for centuries – and for good reason. Unlike many traditional remedies, Reishi’s health benefits are backed by serious scientific research. The secret to its superpowers lies in its chemical makeup.

Reishi contains a wealth of compounds that are not only biologically active but also clinically proven to promote wellness.

One group of key players are triterpenes. These natural substances have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and antioxidant effects.²⁹Studies show Reishi triterpenes can restrain cancer cell growth and may even ease symptoms of liver disease.³⁰

That’s some potent fungus!

Polysaccharides, especially beta-glucans, are another set of vital compounds.

These complex carbs are renowned for regulating the immune system. Research shows Reishi beta-glucans can stimulate immune cells, like natural killer cells and macrophages, enhancing their cancer-fighting ability.[/zf-tooltip]

Studies show Reishi triterpenes can restrain cancer cell growth and may even ease symptoms of liver disease.³¹Human studies even suggest Reishi can boost immunity and quality of life in cancer patients.³²

Here is what makes Mind & Mane supplements unique:

100% Real Fruiting Bodies: Mind and Mane products contain extracts made with 100% actual Reishi mushrooms. Many other brands don’t use real mushrooms, just the cheaper, nutrient-poor roots and unknown fillers. If a Reishi product doesn’t actually specify 100% fruiting bodies, it likely contains far fewer of the compounds that provide health benefits. Only actual mushrooms can deliver all the antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and other valuables found in reputable studies.

Potent 4:1 Extracts: Our mushroom extracts are highly concentrated using advanced extraction techniques. That means 8000 mgs of organic, dried Reishi & Lion’s Mane fruiting bodies are used to produce every serving of Mind & Mane. This allows us to pack the power of real mushrooms into every dose. And remember, extraction is critical so the human body can absorb all of the mushroom’s key beneficial compounds . Competitors pale in comparison, often containing dried mushrooms that can’t be well absorbed and/or doses too tiny to be truly effective.

Research-Verified Dosage: Studies show 3000-5000 mgs of Reishi daily is needed to gain improvements in immunity, vitality, stress response and even anti-aging effects. We deliver a dosage at least triple our competitors for real, science backed results. Many other sellers won’t specify the amount of mushroom extracts contained in their products or, if they do, only provide a fraction of the dosage used in trials. 

Supreme Quality, Safe and Natural: We never use fillers, binders or additives that could irritate sensitive individuals or mask the flavor. Always 100% natural, vegan, and non-GMO. We implement and surpass rigorous industry standards to ensure purity, potency and safety while maximizing flavor and tolerance. Our mushrooms are USDA certified organic and third-party tested to confirm there are no contaminants and ensure product integrity.

How to Consume Reishi for Best Results

To really benefit from Reishi mushrooms, they should be consumed daily for at least a few weeks straight. These mushrooms work gradually, so their effects build up over time with consistent use. 

The changes feel subtle at first, like you’ve got extra spring in your step without really noticing why. But after a couple weeks of consuming these products daily, most folks start to realize they’re feeling much better. 

Energy levels stabilize and sustain without the usual midday crash. Immunity feels strengthened, like you rarely catch whatever’s going around. And there’s an underlying sense of well-being, a contentment with life that wasn’t quite there before. 

Possible Side Effects

At Mind & Mane, our mushroom supplements are all natural, non-toxic and safe for long term use for most adults. However, as with any supplement, possible minor adverse reactions may occur, including nausea, diarrhea, or headaches. If you experience any of these effects, it’s best to steer clear of mushroom supplements in the future.

If you are taking any medications, talk to your doctor before taking mushroom supplements, just to be safe.

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