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A guide to the health benefits of Reishi mushrooms

A guide to the health benefits of Reishi mushrooms

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When it comes to making use of nature’s most powerful and healing properties, Eastern methods of medicine have shown many of us just how incredible the plants and fungi around us can be when used correctly to give us an important health boost. Like all powerful medicines, it’s essential to know exactly what you’re putting into your body, how to do so safely, and what you can expect it to provide your body with when ingested. 

Reishi mushrooms have been used by many cultures for centuries, and their potential health benefits have been a commonly asked question for a long time. And because companies like Hitoshin feel it’s important to give people the best information possible to aid their health journey, here’s an informative guide to how Reishi mushrooms can benefit you and your loved ones. 

What are Reishi mushrooms?

Reishi mushrooms are a fungus commonly found and grown in humid areas of Asia. In many parts of the world, they’re already a staple of medicine and dietary supplements (in conjunction with an overall healthy lifestyle). However, they’re not as well known in the West of the world, which means that their health benefits aren’t as widely understood.

Below are the biggest potential health benefits of adding these mushrooms to your diet. 

Natural support for fatigue 

In today’s busy modern world, we can all feel run-down, and tired, and find ourselves constantly in a state of fatigue. But Reishi mushrooms can offer people the chance to potentially feel more alert and have more energy in a matter of weeks!

As a natural supplement that can potentially improve your overall quality of life, many people have found that Reishi mushrooms have helped them to manage their fatigue when taken alongside a healthy lifestyle that’s full of exercise and a good diet. 

Improved circulation 

Reishi mushrooms are also considered by many to be an important aid for oxygen and blood circulation within the body while also helping to reduce blood sugar levels at the same time. Due to the importance of cardiovascular health later in life, many people turn to Reishi mushrooms to help battle heart disease as part of their exercise regime. 

Immune system benefits

While more research is needed, there are some extremely promising effects on the immune system from people who take Reishi mushrooms as part of a healthy lifestyle. It’s hypothesized that Reishi works with the genes in white blood cells to help give your immune system a boost. 

However, studies have shown that this is predominantly the case for people who are currently experiencing an illness, and not for people who are already healthy with a good immune system in place. 

Ingesting Reishi mushrooms 

Reishi isn’t traditionally consumed like a standard edible mushroom. Instead, it can be taken in pill and powder form or brewed into a soup or tea. Known for their extremely bitter taste, Reishi mushrooms have a distinctive taste due to the levels of triterpenes and triterpenoids within them. 

In fact, the more bitter the taste, the healthier it will be for you! However, supplements that come in pill and capsule form are just as effective as teas and soups.

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