A Short History of Reishi Use
Reishi, one of the most well researched mushrooms in the world, has been used for over 2,000 years in traditional Chinese medicine. A popular belief in China guarantees a young-looking appearance and longevity to those who consume the mushroom regularly.
Its Chinese name, Ling Zhi, represents spiritual potency and immortality. In Japan, Reishi is also known as mannentake, which translates to “the 10,000-year mushroom”.
Reishi has always been considered an adaptogenic mushroom that regulates the adrenal response and increases the body’s resistance to stress, both physically and mentally.
The lucidum species of Reishi (the most well researched type among the Reishi species) grows all over the world, including in Israel, on the stumps of a variety of deciduous trees, and in the northeastern forests of Canada mainly on the bases of maple trees. Similar species also grow in the Amazon rainforest.
The Benefits of Mycospring’s High-Quality Reishi Products – Refining Nature
We have proudly been growing and researching Reishi mushrooms for more than 15 years. In our mushroom greenhouses we incorporate traditional knowledge from the ancient Far East along with innovative technology and have been joined by research fellows from the world’s top research institutes.
At Mycospring, we strictly adhere to growth processes that are chemical-free. We have developed an exclusive technique for growing Reishi in controlled environmental conditions that allow us to maximize the mushroom’s inherent virtues and enhance its qualities.
To achieve and maintain the high quality of our products, we perform testing for microbial and chemical contaminants and quality control procedures during the entire production process of the Reishi mushroom growth cycle. As opposed to its natural environment, where Reishi may absorb environmental toxins because of uncontrolled decomposition of substances, we produce our mushrooms in environmentally controlled facilities to minimize containments and ensure that each one of our products contains the highest extraction of bioactive compounds and nutrients.
How to Consume Reishi?
Reishi is a woody and firm mushroom, which requires longer processing to extract active substances. The dried fruiting bodies of the Reishi must be boiled for 40 minutes to isolate and extract the active substances, and it is therefore recommended that it is only prepared for consumption by qualified professionals.
The Active Constituents in the Reishi Mushroom
Polysaccharides – boost the immune system, have tumor-inhibiting effects, and reduce oxidative damage.
Triterpenes – have antimicrobial properties.
Sterols – essential in biochemical processes in human and animals.
Flavonoids – a therapeutic agent with antimicrobial and parasite-repellent properties.
Amino acids – organic compounds essential to human functioning that is needed from outside sources.
Fatty acids – organic compounds of utmost importance for human and animals.