Scientific studies on the Reishi

The effects of Reishi on the human body have been extensively studied in laboratories around the world. If you are not yet convinced, you can check this page to get an idea of how many people are interested in this fantastic mushroom.
Its appeal is not new, as Reishi has long been known in Asia, as evidenced by the very first Chinese treatise on herbal medicine dating back to 56 BC, written by: the Shennong bencaojing. Reishi is still considered a superior tonic (the remedy used to stimulate the body and have a good breath). The name itself is suggestive, as it means "the mushroom of long life". (1)

Considered an adaptogen, Reishi will adapt its reactions and effects to the condition of the person who has consumed it. Reishi was the tonic of the emperors.(2)
Scientific studies on Reishi
Body effects :

Reishi modulates inflammatory reactions and prevents their recurrence by rebalancing possible immunological imbalances such as chronic gastritis or ulcerative colitis (4, 20). In fact, the anti-inflammatory properties of Reishi are similar to those of hydrocortisone without the side effects. (12, 13, 14, 15)

Reishi also has antioxidant properties that contribute to the reduction of free radicals (notably thanks to a high concentration of germanium, a trace element known to be much more effective than other types of plants such as ginseng). (18, 19)

Thanks to its anti-nociceptive properties (reduction of pain sensitivity), Reishi offers greater resistance to pain. By experiencing less pain, Reishi improves the quality of life of those who use it. (23, 24)

Studies have shown that it is capable of protecting liver cells and a

hepatoprotective role. (16, 17)

It also reduces platelet aggregation and inhibits thrombus (= the accumulation of plaque that can lead to cardiac arrest). (9, 10)

Finally, studies show that Reishi and the ganoderic acid it contains reduce the formation of endogenous cholesterol, which lowers the level of LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides (fat). (11)

Mind effects:

Reishi is a sedative and inhibits brain activity. (7, 8) This calming effect increases total sleep time and, in the case of depression, can help improve mood and sleep quality. (26, 27)

Reishi stimulates the supply of oxygen in the blood and has such immunostimulant power that it allows remarkable memory recovery. (25)

Finally, studies show that Reishi helps combat asthenia (weakening of the body, leading to excessive physical exhaustion) and neurasthenia (disproportionate physical fatigue that occurs after intense intellectual work in general). (21, 22)


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