Reishi: Ingredient Digest with The Jar Healthy Vending
Updated: Mar 6
There is nothing more discouraging (or intriguing?) than looking at an ingredient list and getting lost in a list of unknown words.
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Today we will shed more light on a very powerful adaptogen and just generally a rare ingredient in the Western world - reishi mushroom.
The fungi, the superfood, the 'tonic herb' from Traditional Chinese Medicine and simply the "king of mushrooms" - Reishi has been complemented by both Eastern and Western worlds for quite some time.
And fairly so - it's rarity, immune boosting and cell-regenerating potential makes it yet another powerful asset for a modern biohacker.
So, what is reishi? It's a purplish-brown fungus with a long stalk, brown spores, and a fan-shaped cap with a shiny, varnish-coated appearance. Dubbed as the “Mushroom of Immortality” and “Mushroom of Spiritual Potency”, it’s considered as one of the most powerful mushrooms and is widely used in medicine today.
The answer is in it's special properties as an 1) antioxidant; 2) adaptogenic stress-soother; and 3) immune system stimulator.
Producing an anti-inflammatory effect in the body they have even been shown to reduce tumour growth and blood-vessel growth. In Asian cultures Reishi is used as an immunostimulant, because it helps the body in a natural way to fight diseases and viruses (very relevant in post-Covid era as well).
On top of that, as a powerful antioxidant it stimulates an incredibly healthy and natural process in the body called autophagy. This very well-known word for an intermittent fasting gang is simply the process of detox or a self-cleanse.
With autophagy, reishi helps support mitochondria, protect cellular integrity, and get rid of dead and harmful cells that cause chronic inflammation.
Today mushrooms in general and reishi inclusively are well hyped up - you can find mushroom drinks, snacks and cosmetics.
They are sold in a dry form, in concentrated tablets, capsules, or even as an extract. In any of these forms Reishi can be used as a dietary supplement.
Alternatively, The Jar Healthy Vault has something tastier in stock: our Pollen + Grace Reishi and Hazelnut super square which will fill your sunny afternoon with antioxidants and immune-boosting ingredients in a delicious way:
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Reishi mushroom is usually regarded as safe and with no considerable negative effects, even though it might interact with a few medicines, which include anti-biotics or blood-affecting drugs. One of the possible side effects are dry mouth, itchy throat or any other allergic reaction if you are mushroom sensitive.
Stay well-informed and well-fed with The Jar Healthy Vending!