Mushroom Tincture - Reishi

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We use two mushrooms from the Ganoderma genus interchangeably in our reishi tinctures, Ganoderma Tsugae and Ganoderma Lucidum. The Tsugae species we forage locally in small amounts (like our Chaga the idea is to minimize impact by conscious collection) and the Lucidum species we grow along with our other mushrooms. They actually don't need to be together but we figure they would probably get lonely without their fungi friends so they all hang out at our fruiting chamber. 

Also, these reishi species contain many of the same, or similar beta glucans and triterpenes  in their fuiting bodies so you get the same benefits with either one. 

What benefits you might ask?
So glad you asked!

Reishi has a 2000 year history of medicinal use, and was known by many names including "mushroom of immortality".  This is because of its use in everything from anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory to anti-aging treatments. It may not keep you kicking til the sun burns out, but it can definitely support a healthier life you want to stick around for longer!

Check out the studies we've compiled for you on the benefits of reishi below

⚕️effective immune system support, the mushroom of immortality shows immunomodulatory ability to calm or stimulate immune response as needed


♋🦀 Cancer fighting

"[Polysaccharides from] G. lucidum represent a promising avenue for inhibiting cancer progression, minimizing chemotherapy-related side effects, and supporting their utilization in combination therapies as natural adjuncts"

🔥 ⚛️ Antiinflammatory and Antioxidant

Ganoderic acids are super cool triterpenes found in many species of reishi 

"[Ganoderic acids] exhibit diverse potential action against numerous diseases such as anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-HIV, cardioprotective, antiallergic, antihepatotoxic, neuroprotective and antinociceptive properties."

<3<3<3 May support heart health <3<3<3

*Note the evidence for this was being reviewed in 2021 and found thus far inconclusive! There's tons of exciting research being done but much more remains to be conclusively making medical claims, but we're excited about the potential!

"G. lucidum possesses antioxidative, antihypertensive, hypoglycaemic, lipid-lowering, and anti-inflammatory properties, but the health benefits in clinical trials are inconsistent. Among these potential health benefits, the most compelling evidence thus far is its hypoglycaemic effects in patients with type 2 diabetes or hyperglycaemia."

😌😴 Supports calm and sleep, grounding and sedating thanks to high triterpene content
Our results showed that [Ganoderma lucidum extract] promotes sleep through a gut microbiota-dependent and serotonin-associated pathway in mice.