FAQ Reishi

FAQ Reishi2019-04-25T09:16:54+00:00
What does Reishi taste like?2019-04-25T09:14:34+00:00

It tastes bitter.

Recipes that mask the taste of Reishi?2019-04-25T09:16:21+00:00

To mask the taste you can try it with other bitter foods, like coffee, cacao or chocolate. If you need inspiration, just browse our recipe section, here on the website.

What are the benefits of using Reishi extract?2019-04-25T09:14:55+00:00

Reishi is also called the mushroom of immortality and she really is the queen of mushrooms with it’s wide – ranging health benefits. Main benefits of using Reishi extract are: it BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM, it has ANTI – CANCER PROPERTIES (especially for breast and prostate cancer), FIGHTS ANXIETY and INSOMNIA, it offers LIVER SUPPORT and treats HYPERTENSION.

What kind of extract is that?2019-04-25T09:15:05+00:00

This is a dual extract, which means that we’re using HOT WATER extraction for water soluble compounds such as polysaccharides and heteropolysaccharides and ALCOHOL EXTRACTION for non – water soluble compounds such as triterpenoids and sterols.

Which part of the mushroom is used for the extract?2019-04-25T09:15:16+00:00

We use mushroom fruiting body.

Which are the key compounds that are beneficial?2019-04-25T09:15:27+00:00

It has high polysaccharide content (41% beta – glucan) and triterpenoid compounds which belong to two families: ganoderic and lucidenic acids.

How do you grow this mushroom?2019-04-25T09:15:33+00:00

This mushroom is grown on Duanwood (or “original wood”) logs where Reishi grows naturally producing the best and highest quality Reishi.

Exactly which species are you using?2019-04-25T09:15:41+00:00

We are using Ganoderma Lucidum.

Any negative side effects?2019-04-25T09:16:02+00:00

Don’t use it during pregnancy and breast feeding because there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Reishi during this time. And also Reishi might increase the risk of bleeding in some people with bleeding disorders. If you have a condition called thrombocytopenia, don’t use Reishi as well. Reishi also seems to be able to lower blood pressure. this is a concern that it might make low blood pressure worse and could interfere with treatment, so don’t use it, if your blood pressure is too low. Taking Reishi might increase the risk of bleeding during surgery, so stop using Reishi at least two weeks before scheduled surgery.

Any warnings on who should use them?2019-04-25T09:15:57+00:00

Yes, patients on anti – coagulant medication should be monitored, because it may effect haemostatic function.