Four Sigma Foods 101 – Reishi – Natural Stress Pill
With a history of promoting health and longevity going back more than 4,000 years, reishi is definitely one of the mankind’s oldest and most precious herbs. In China it is known as Lingzhi, which means “herb of spiritual potency.” In Japan, the very same super-herb is known as “10,000-year-old mushroom.”
Reishi’s most important role is as a normalizing and balancing agent helping the body adapt to varying conditions and stresses
Why to Use Reishi
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) is generally known as “the queen of mushrooms” due to its staggering health benefits and body-and-mind balancing properties. Reishi has over 4000 years of history of use, and it is one of the most researched natural medicines in the world, along with tobacco, cannabis and ginseng.
Reishi is a strong adaptogen which means that it helps the body in adapting to challenging conditions. The triterpenes in reishi fruiting bodies support and balance the endocrine system and directs people to relax when they are under too much stress. Due to the optimally working hormonal system, your body can relax and recover during the night like it is supposed to. Thus, taking reishi increases the amount and enhances the quality of deep, slow-wave sleep.
How to Use Reishi
Traditionally, reishi has been used as tea, or as an ingredient in various dishes. Today, especially in the West, people often take reishi in capsules or as an alcohol tincture.
Make sure to get a proper, strong extraction made from the actual fruiting bodies of this wonder mushroom. You can easily find the best products by tasting. Because of its high concentration of medicinal compounds, especially the fat soluble triterpenes, good quality reishi is really bitter. You know the saying: “Tastes like medicine.”
Where to Buy Reishi
You can purchase reishi products in most health and natural food stores in America and Western Europe. Reishi is even more popular in Asia, where it is readily available in many different forms. Of course, we believe to have be the most potent (dual-extracted, fruiting bodies) convenient, tastiest and healthiest reishi product available anywhere! Don’t take our word for it, though – try it out and experience it for yourself.