Referred to as the “mushroom of immortality”, Reishi has been used since time immemorial in the Asian Pharmacopoeia. It has always been associated with health, physical recovery, as well as longevity and wisdom.
Plant treasure to brave viral attacks
Polysaccharides – or beta-glucans in scientific terms – are the bioactive molecules from Reishi. They have powerful immunostimulatory properties. Reishi’s beta-glucans naturally increase the activity of the “workhorses” of immunity: white blood cells NK. NK (Natural Killers) white blood cells identify infectious agents and fight off infected cells. They promote the secretion of anti-inflammatory substances and mobilize the overall immune response of the body (innate and adaptive).
Precious circulatory tonic extremely rare in the wild
Other highly bioactive molecules of Reishi repel circulation problems. More specifically, they help lower blood pressure. They reduce palpitations and shortness of breath on exertion. In addition, these molecules block the gateways for viruses to enter the lungs. Taking a supplement based on Reishi extract titrated in polysaccharides could minimize the risk of a viral infection. And, if necessary, reduce its duration and severity … Good to know!
All the power of Reishi polysaccharides and their allies to defy viral attacks can be found here:
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2. Chang C, et al. Ganoderma lucidum stimulates NK cell cytotoxicity by inducing NKG2D/NCR activation and secretion of perforin and granulysin. Innate Immun. 2014 Apr;20(3):301-11.
3. Mohamad N, et al. Anti-angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) proteins from mycelia of Ganoderma lucidum (Curtis) P. Karst. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Oct 4;13:256.