Organic Reishi Mushroom Powder
There are many mushrooms out there, but only reishi contains certain compounds you won’t find in other mushrooms. Considered the “mushroom of immortality,” reishi is slowly rising to stardom in the health food world through products like organic reishi powder because it offers such a long list of health benefits.
Available as: Powder
Benefits: Slow the aging process, Detoxify the body, Reduce blood pressure, Eliminate inflammation, Improve cognitive ability, Boost energy
Nutrition: Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Manganese, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Copper Selenium
Directions for use: Add 3g to smoothie, yogurt, oatmeal, cereals or just mix with the water.
What is it?
Called “ling zhi” in Chinese, reishi is actually a fungus that is woody and tough. It has a brown-purplish colour with brown spores, long stalk and a cap that is fan-like in shape. Its outer appearance is shiny like it has been coated with varnish.
There are six varieties of reishi mushroom which are classified according to colour. There is: red reishi (akashiba), blue reishi (aoshiba), purple reishi (murasakishiba), black reishi (kuroshiba), yellow reishi (kishiba) and white reishi (shiroshiba).
Of these, it is the red one that’s believed to be the most potent. Thus, red reishi is the most commonly used variety by herbalists.
The history of reishi mushrooms is quite long, having existed for over 4,000 years. In traditional Chinese medicine, reishi has been used to treat a wide variety of afflictions such as fatigue, respiratory problems and liver disease.
You will see this herbal mushroom growing on tree stumps and decaying wood, mostly on plum and oak trees. It is endemic in Japan, China and some areas in Asia where they grow wild in the forests. But finding them this way is hard because reishi mushroom is very rare. Because of this, only ancient Chinese and Japanese royalty consumed this mushroom.
The ancients believed in the potency of reishi mushroom, but there are skeptics who think it is all mumbo-jumbo. However, laboratory studies and research on its nutritional content and health benefits cannot be contested.
It has been shown through research that reishi mushrooms contain polysaccharide beta 1 and 3-D-glucan. These work to raise the number of macrophage T-cells in the body ultimately strengthening the immune system of the body and making it more capable of fighting off diseases.
Studies show reishi mushrooms contain an active ingredient called ganoderic acids (triterpenes) and Ling Zhi-8 protein which inhibits the release of histamine and alleviate symptoms of common allergies. Triterpenes are bitter—the bitter it tastes, the higher the triterpenes content.
Organic reishi powder is also believed to slow down the aging process, prolong life, neutralise free radicals, detoxifies the body, lowers blood pressure, treats cognitive disorders, and respiratory problems.
Although fresh reishi mushrooms are rare to find, if not next to impossible, its health benefits can be experienced through products like reishi tablets, capsules and organic reishi mushroom powder.
In order to thrive and achieve maximum quality, reishi mushrooms must be grown in fertile soils and in good growing conditions. Our reishi mushrooms are cultivated in naturally fertile soils, irrigated with fresh and clean water with enough sunlight to support full growth.
No pesticides, herbicides or fungicides were used on our mushrooms at any time during their cultivation. . We have soil certification and the approval of EU organic certification bodies to back up this claim. This way, you can be sure our product is not tainted with any harmful chemicals.
You have our guarantee that the reishi mushroom powder you purchase from us is not mixed with anything other than 100% pure, unadulterated reishi mushroom extract. It has not been mixed with preservatives, additives or anything artificial to give the illusion of quality.
There are many factors that determine the quality of the final reishi mushroom powder product. One such factor is the quality of the mother fungi of the mushroom. We choose only the best mushrooms to be processed undergoing strict quality control. We utilise only the best processing methods to extract the essence and nutritive value of reishi to make a final product that’s truly high grade and potent.
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic reishi mushroom powder in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.