The medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum attenuates UV-induced skin carcinogenesis and immunosuppression

Shahid A, Huang M, Liu M, Shamim MA, Parsa C, et al. (2022) The medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum attenuates UV-induced skin carcinogenesis and immunosuppression. PLOS ONE 17(3): e0265615. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0265615 Abstract The medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum is traditionally used for treating multiple diseases, including cancer. This study examined skin cancer preventive activity of a commercial product containing spore and fruiting body in 30:8 ratio (GLSF). Extracts of… Continue reading The medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum attenuates UV-induced skin carcinogenesis and immunosuppression

Gastroprotective Effects of Ganoderma lucidum Polysaccharides with Different Molecular Weights on Ethanol-Induced Acute Gastric Injury in Rats

Tian B, Zhao Q, Xing H, Xu J, Li Z, Zhu H, Yang K, Sun P, Cai M. Gastroprotective Effects of Ganoderma lucidum Polysaccharides with Different Molecular Weights on Ethanol-Induced Acute Gastric Injury in Rats. Nutrients. 2022; 14(7):1476. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071476 Abstract Ganoderma lucidum is known as a medicine food homology that can ameliorate gastrointestinal diseases. To evaluate the gastroprotective effects… Continue reading Gastroprotective Effects of Ganoderma lucidum Polysaccharides with Different Molecular Weights on Ethanol-Induced Acute Gastric Injury in Rats

Will Reishi Keep me Awake?

Who doesn’t want a great night’s sleep? We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, and that is what keeps us healthy throughout the day! On average, adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per day. This is the time during which important processes happen, including detoxification, tissue repair, new cell production, and healthy… Continue reading Will Reishi Keep me Awake?

5 Reasons Why Reishi Mushrooms Are Great for Your Pets

Dogs and cats aren’t just pets, they are part of the family. If you’re anything like me, you’d do just about anything under the sun to make sure they are healthy and happy. Ever wonder if there are any supplements out there that can support your fur baby’s health and longevity? Great news! Medicinal mushrooms… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Reishi Mushrooms Are Great for Your Pets

What does Reishi taste like?

Divine mushroom, mushroom of immortality, the fungus of long and vibrant life, and the crowning glory. These are just some of the names given to what is possibly the most famous of all Asian medicinal mushrooms – reishi, also known as ling zhi. Reishi mushrooms have been used for many centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine.… Continue reading What does Reishi taste like?

Why is it important to know how your Reishi product is grown?

Different cultivation methods will yield different quality products with widely varying amounts (or complete lack) of the health beneficial components of the red reishi mushroom. As the natural wood-log cultivation method takes almost a full year and is the most labour and resource intensive, there are now other methods to commercially produce “reishi” products, which… Continue reading Why is it important to know how your Reishi product is grown?

Selecting the Right Reishi Supplement

With Red Reishi being a renowned powerhouse supplement, the demand fuels the competition of reishi product manufacturing. However, unlike most herbs, the active ingredients in reishi are very volatile and delicate, so every step from cultivation to quality control during the manufacturing process is extremely critical to retaining the concentrated essence. The following are 3… Continue reading Selecting the Right Reishi Supplement

Identification of existing pharmaceuticals and herbal medicines as inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Jan JT, Cheng TR, Juang YP, Ma HH, Wu YT, Yang WB, Cheng CW, Chen X, Chou TH, Shie JJ, Cheng WC, Chein RJ, Mao SS, Liang PH, Ma C, Hung SC, Wong CH. Identification of existing pharmaceuticals and herbal medicines as inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Feb… Continue reading Identification of existing pharmaceuticals and herbal medicines as inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Reishi Mushroom: Fruiting body vs Mycelium

Awareness of medicinal mushrooms that boost health is on the rise, and for good reason. Research has shown that these formidable fungi contain a host of active compounds that can fight infections, improve immune function, and even help to prevent cancer. However, not all mushrooms—or mushroom parts—are created equally. No doubt, as the most researched… Continue reading Reishi Mushroom: Fruiting body vs Mycelium

How Can Reishi Help Protect Your Skin

Your skin—it protects you, so protect it. With summer just around the corner, you’ll want to do everything under the sun (wearing a big hat, of course) to shield your skin from the harsh elements. With a little preventative care and some helpful habits, you can safeguard your skin from damage, keeping it healthy and… Continue reading How Can Reishi Help Protect Your Skin