Have you ever wondered where to buy reishi mushroom extract so you can add a powerful medicinal mushroom to your life? Fungi Ally is your destination!
We’ve heard the question before, and we like to supply those seeking with an answer as to where to buy reishi mushroom extract. Here’s the answer: Buy it from us!
We provide high-quality reishi mushroom extract to fungi aficionados all over the world. We started to offer reishi mushroom extract originally because there are many people looking at mushrooms as healers. These people believe that reishi mushroom have a power in healing the human body. Of course, we agree! Reishi has a long history of working with people and helping them heal by bringing balance and longevity into their lives.
Part of our mission at Fungi Ally is to create a balanced world with the help of fungi. We feel good about providing a medicine that brings balance into people’s lives and we see it as in line with your mission. My understanding is that it brings stability to many systems of the body, including the immune system and the cardiovascular system.
In terms of Chinese medicine, I’ve also heard it said that reishi helps open all of the meridians in the body, something that most medicinal herbs or mushrooms cannot do. This is one major reason that reishi is used in many herbal medicine formulations in Chinese medicine. Anecdotally, I believe this because I’ve felt an openness throughout my body when I consume reishi extract.
Our reishi mushroom extract is different than other reishi supplements you’ll find in the market. We only use foraged fruiting bodies, mainly from ganoderma tsugae. Other reishi supplements I’ve seen are mycelium-based products that are grown on grain. Growing reishi on grain is good for consumption, but the efficacy of its medicinal benefits as a supplement are questionable.
Furthermore, we use a triple extraction process that includes alcohol, hot and cold water. Some medicinal constituents from reishi are extracted only in water, as others are only extracted in alcohol. Using this triple extraction method is our attempt to get the most amount of available constituencies in available liquid form for our customers.
Bonus! Let’s take a look at the health benefits of reishi mushroom
If you read the modern and ancient texts associated with the Ganoderma tsugae, you will find an array of medicinal benefits associated with this mushroom. Here’s a list compiled from Supplement to Classic of Materia Medica, Ben Cao Gang Mu, State Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic of China (2000), and Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects, 2nd Edition:
- Immune system modulator
- Strengthens cardiac functioning
- Enhances vital energy
- Replenishes Qi
- Has anti-aging effects
- Increases memory
- Eases the mind
- Relives cough and asthma
- Anti-inflammation and anti-ulcer
- Helps control blood glucose levels
- Inhibits the growth of bacteria (bacteriostasis)
- Helps protect damage to the liver (hepatoprotective)
- It’s recommended for insomnia, dizziness, and palpitations
The list goes on, too. This is a pretty amazing mushroom, which is why we wanted to offer a reishi tincture to our fellow mycophiles.
Remember, if you’re wondering where to buy reishi mushroom extract, you can do it right now through our website. Buy now and prepare yourself for cold and flu season!
Reishi mushroom and the immune system
A study entitled Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition has its 9th chapter dedicated to Ganoderma lucidum and refers to this mushroom as an immunomodulator. Here is an excerpt from this study: “There is considerable evidence to support the immunostimulating activities of G. lucidum via induction of cytokines and enhancement of immunological effector (Wang et al. 1997; Zhu and Lin 2006).” The study continues to say that this evidence comes from trials in mice.
The study also has a section about reishi as an antioxidant. Here’s a look at that information:
Consumption of antioxidant-rich plants may help prevent cancer and other chronic diseases (Collins 2005; Benzie and Wachtel-Galor 2009). Antioxidants protect cellular components from oxidative damage, which is likely to decrease risk of mutations and carcinogenesis and also protect immune cells, allowing them to maintain immune surveillance and response. Various components of G. lucidum, in particular polysaccharides and triterpenoids, show antioxidant activity in vitro (Lee et al. 2001; Mau, Lin, and Chen 2002; Shi et al. 2002; Wachtel-Galor, Choi, and Benzie 2005; Yuen and Gohel 2008; Saltarelli et al. 2009; Wu and Wang 2009). As shown in Figure 9.4, antioxidants from lingzhi were found to be absorbed quickly after ingestion, resulting in an increase in the plasma total antioxidant activity of human subjects (Figure 9.4; Wachtel-Galor, Szeto et al. 2004).
How our mushroom extracts are created
First, using hot water a tea is made, pulling the compounds stored in the mushroom out. Not all compounds found in fungi are water soluble so the liquid and mushroom are the separated and a second extraction method is used.
The second part of making a mushroom extract is soaking it in alcohol for 4-6 weeks to draw out any remaining compounds. Then the tea and water are combined to allow a final product that is about 25-35% alcohol. Smaller companies like Fungi Ally then bottle and offer the mushroom extract in liquid form. Larger companies that can afford to turn the extract into a powder will further process the liquid so you are left with a white powder to use in smoothies or capsules. At this point the compounds can easily be absorbed into the body.