Reishi Mushroom Tincture
Ingredients: Spring water, Canadian distilled alcohol (25%), Canadian grown Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum), fruiting body
Suggested use: a full tube (20 drops) once a day - 30 days supply
We proudly grow Reishi mushrooms in Alberta using local agriculture waste. Our mushrooms are organically grown. We hand harvest and craft this tincture with our hearts!
Reishi has been called the “Spirit Mushroom” used for relaxation, longevity, and sleep support.
The term “medicinal mushroom” used to draw snickers and knowing glances, but these days science is recognizing legitimate medicinal uses for mushrooms. Reishi mushrooms have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, and western science is just beginning to explore their many uses.
Medicinal mushrooms such as reishi, chaga, cordyceps, turkey tail and lions mane contain both water-soluble components, known as polysaccharides and alcohol-soluble components known as triterpenes. For this reason, medicines made from reishi mushrooms often include a double extraction. This two-step process combines alcohol and water extracts to maximize the medicinal benefits.
Reishi’s water-soluble polysaccharides have been shown to boost immune response, especially in relation to cancer cells. Studies show that “The polysaccharides from G. lucidum are believed to trigger an indirect antitumor mechanism in which the host immune system is altered to target the tumor cells.”
Specifically, a type of polysaccharide in reishi mushrooms know as beta-glucans “has the ability to induce both innate and adaptive immune responses…triggering a series of molecular pathways…which in turn, activate the host immune response for immune cell proliferation.”
Reishi’s alcohol-soluble triterpenes go a step further. Science has found that alcohol extracts from reishi mushrooms are “the only known source of a particular group of triterpenes, also known as ganoderic acids, which have been found to have direct cancer cell cytotoxicity on a wide variety of cancer cell lines, such as murine Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) and Meth-A, and many of them have been suggested to counter angiogenesis and metastasis.”
Warning: Please note that Reishi mushroom contains anti-inflammatory, and blood thinning properties. As with any herbal product Reishi should not be used by individuals using medications, with health concerns, or during pregnancy without first consulting your physician.
Disclaimer: The above information is for reference purposes only. The information provided is not meant to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any health condition. It is strongly recommended that you consult with a healthcare provider before use of any new product especially if you are using medication, have a pre-existing health condition, are pregnant or breastfeeding.