Mushrooms are known for their contributions to the culinary world as a hearty, satisfying substitute for meat. But recently reishi mushrooms have gained the spotlight for their potential medicinal properties. Although much more research has to be done, these fungi are taking their place on shelves all over health food stores.

Reishi mushrooms are flat, brown fungi that grow on decaying trees.

They aren’t eaten like your typical mushroom but are ground into a powder and used as a supplement.

As stated before, extensive research is still being done on the benefits of the reishi mushroom. But preliminary findings look promising. Reishi mushrooms are believed to:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve immune function
  • Protect the liver
  • Have significant anti-inflammatory effects
  • Support the body’s sleep cycles and relax you
  • Fight cancer
  • Anti-aging and anti-viral

*Consult your doctor or healthcare provider before taking any supplement.

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