Reishi, Latin Genoderma lucidum, is one of the most famous medicinal mushrooms. For centuries, it has been part of traditional Chinese medicine, where it serves as a remedy for a wide range of diseases. It contains a high amount of bioactive substances that make it a completely unique healing agent. We can find here high amounts of polysaccharides, beta-glucans, ganoderans, steroids, triterpenes, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and building elements such as zinc, copper, calcium and others. Its spectrum of positive effects is really wide and it is rightly referred to as a mushroom of longevity or immortality.
Reishi in the form of extract is taken in the amount of 0.5 g - 1 g per dose. We recommend to take 1x - 2x a day. The extract has a slightly bitter taste, so it is advisable to dissolve it in cacao, coffee, tea or other favorite beverage. It is recommended to flavour with milk or honey. The extract can also be added to dishes such as yoghurt, porridge or smoothies.
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