How beneficial is taking Reishi Mushroom?
At Yield, we’re on a mission to help people perform better, think clearer and live smarter. That's why we've spent countless hours researching natural solutions to strengthen your immune system, improve your sleep, and elevate your overall quality of life. And one adaptogen that continually stands out in our research is the remarkable Reishi mushroom.
Reishi mushroom, also known as Ganoderma Lucidum, is a type of mushroom that grows on trees in North America and Asia. The kidney-shaped mushroom has a glossy surface and vibrant red colour, possessing a bitter and earthy flavour. Now, let's get into the good stuff.
Reishi Mushrooms have superfood qualities, such as improving neurological diseases, boosting immunity and enhancing your sleep. They are used in various ways, such as food, coffee, beauty products and supplements.
Most fungi contain beta-glucans (β-glucans), which are soluble fibres that have a positive effect on immune activity, as it increases the body's protection against infections. Multiple studies concluded that Reishi had the highest content of beta-glucans of all fungi, which is why we decided to use this key ingredient in our immunity gummies.
When you consume beta-glucans, your immune cells are activated, which detect pathogens and cancerous cells in your body. Making Reishi beneficial in regulating overactive immune systems, stimulating weak immune systems and encouraging the body’s healing and defence response.
Reishi is an adaptogenic mushroom which helps protect your heart, thus being effective in improving cardiovascular function. Reishi mushroom has been used for hundreds of years in treating palpitations and restlessness, due to its tranquillising effect. Therefore, Reishi, also known as the ‘Queen of Mushrooms’, can provide balance and clarity to your mind and body, by reducing stress.
The Queen of Mushrooms is also a powerful antioxidant and has been known to support proper sleep cycles. According to research, the consumption of Reishi for three days has been shown to increase the duration of sleep and enhance its quality. As a result, this will enable you to think clearer at school or work, leading to improved performance.
A study conducted by UCLA researchers discovered that just a single night of insufficient sleep can make an older adults' cells age quicker. Fortunately, Reishi mushroom contains bio-regulators, meaning they naturally help your body adapt to stress. By relaxing your brain and balancing cortisol levels in the body, you will find it easier to unwind before bed to get that much needed restorative sleep.
Our immunity supplements are supercharged with Reishi mushroom, which helps support the immune system, reduce stress, improve sleep, and lessen fatigue. Visit them on our store to learn more.