REISHI - Ganoderma Lucidum
Reishi is the most well-known medicinal mushroom. It only grows in Asia and is a wood decaying polypore fungus, meaning it uses pores instead of gills to spread its spores. It has been used for centuries in traditional Eastern medicine, with mentions of its use found in scriptures and books from the Han dynasty, dating back to i.e. 25-220 AD. In China Reishi is called ‘the spirit mushroom’ and in Japan ‘the mushroom of immortality’. It is said that Reishi nourishes our physical body as well as our spiritual body or ‘shen’, the Mandarin word for spirit.
The medicinal use of this mushroom wasn’t known in the Western world until the late 18th century. Still it took another 200 years before it became more widely known. Nowadays Reishi is being used all over the world by practitioners and people choosing a more natural approach to health care. Due to EU legislation it is not allowed to make claims about all the possible benefits of medicinal mushrooms, including Reishi.
Main active components
This is a full spectrum extract made from the fruiting body of the mushroom. It has high polysaccharide (especially beta-glucan) content and triterpenes.
All our mushrooms are grown on a carefully selected substrate composition, created for the specific needs of the mushroom and its mycelium. The composition is reviewed every single batch to ensure healthy growth and active compounds. The extracts are produced in Switzerland and are blended and bottled in the Netherlands. The extraction procedure is based on a combination of hydro and alcoholic extraction steps using ultrasound technology, ensuring full spectrum extracts. We are HACCP certified and all our products are strictly vegan. Do you want to know more about our production process? Please visit our ‘production process’ page.