What if you could supercharge your morning brew or smoothie with one simple ingredient that could provide you with greater energy, mental clarity, and potent anti-ageing benefits?
Enter Reishi…considered ‘king of the mushrooms’ due to its wide range of health benefits to the body, mind and spirit. Reishi has even been described as a ‘warm blanket or motherly hug that washes away all fears and problems.”
What is Reishi?
Otherwise known as ‘lingzhi’ or ‘ganoderma’, Reishi is an orangey brown fungus typically grown on hardwood tree trunks or logs. It is unique in its colourful appearance with vivid shades of red, brown, yellow, and orange. Reishi contains powerful bioactive compounds such as triterpenoids and polysaccharides that are believed to be responsible for its potent health benefits.
What are some of the health benefits to taking Reishi?
Touted as ‘the mushroom of immortality, Reishi could potentially:
Improve immune function
Increase energy and stamina
Help strengthen the respiratory system
Promote a calm mind
Reduce stress and anxiety
Regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels
Provide potent antioxidants that help reduce ageing effects
Reduce inflammation in the body
Promote a deep and restful sleep
What is the best way for me to take my daily dose of Reishi?
Reishi can be taken in powder or tincture form, directly in a glass of water or more creatively in any of the following ways:
Add to your favourite morning cuppa to kick start your day.
Blend into your smoothie or fresh juice to take the antioxidant levels to a new high.
Add into your soups, stews, casseroles, or curries. Reishi is not heat sensitive so can be added at any stage of the cooking process.
Take those delights a step further by adding into desserts, protein balls and baked goods.
Note: Reishi does have an earthy and bitter flavour so may slightly alter the taste of your recipe.