What is Ganoderma lucidum?
Red Reishi, or Lingzhi (Ganoderma lucidum), is a polypore mushroom that is soft, corky, and flat; with a vibrant red-varnished, kidney-shaped cap. Depending on the age of red reishi mushroom, they may show white to dull brown pores on the underside of the cap. The Lingzhi mushroom was first used by the Chinese during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE), and has a long history of use in traditional Chinese practices. Classical chinese texts have extensive writings on Ganoderma lucidum benefits. Some writings have suggested Ganoderma lucidum benefits the respiratory and immune systems.
Ganoderma lucidum Benefits and Uses
- May help promote respiratory health
- May help support immune health
- May help promote cognitive function
What is Whole Fruiting Body?
You may see that we have a few different versions of extract ratios on some of our mushroom products. Whole fruiting body means that the red reishi mushroom extract is made from the actual mushroom that grows above the ground. Our whole fruiting body extract is created by treating the mushroom fruiting body material with hot water to break down the cell walls of the mushroom.
The cell walls are made of chitin, a firm material that keeps active components of the mushroom trapped inside. Chitin acts as a protective outer layer of the cell, keeping all the beneficial components like beta glucans stuck inside. Breaking down these cell walls enhances the overall bioavailability of beta glucans by freeing them from the cells, allowing them to be more easily absorbed.
All of the raw red reishi mushroom is processed with hot water, dried out and made into a powder. Additionally, none of the starting material is discarded, making the 1:1 red reishi mushroom powder a full spectrum extract that provides all the beneficial compounds in the ganoderma lucidum mushroom. Think of all our 1:1 mushroom extracts as whole mushrooms turned into a powder, except the chitin is broken down to make the beneficial components of the mushrooms more bioavailable. Since none of the initial mushroom material is lost, the beta-glucan content is very high. This means that with the full spectrum red reishi mushroom extract you will be getting every beneficial compound within the Ganoderma lucidum mushroom.
Beta-Glugan (β-Glucan) minimum content: 35%
Red Reishi Mushroom Powder Dosage
As a dietary supplement, take 500mg of Red Reishi Mushroom 1:1 Extract 1-2 times daily.
Red Reishi Reviews
To gain more insight, see the Red Reishi Mushroom extract reviews and experiences below.
Comparing Red Reishi Extracts
Did you know not all Red Reishi mushroom extracts are made the same? To learn more about the differences between our 1:1 and 8:1 Red Reishi extracts, check out our blog here.
Where to Buy Red Reishi Mushroom Extract?
Nootropics Depot offers 30g or 60g jars of certified organic Red Reishi Whole Fruiting Body Mushroom Extract. Nootropics Depot's Red Reishi mushroom extract powder has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
You may also be interested in Red Reishi Mushroom Extract Capsules.
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