Reishi Liquid Extract
Reishi liquid dual-extract (30% alcohol).
- Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) fruitbody* dual-extract
- Alcohol (certified organic karoo agave spirit, Leonista blanco)
* Grown in Cape Town by friends of Harmonic Mycology.
This liquid extract is created by first soaking locally-grown reishi mushrooms in 43% alcohol for a minimum of four weeks. The reishi pieces are then removed from the alcohol and gently simmered in rainwater for 2-4 hours. Finally, the tincture and hot-water extractions are filtered and combined to create a potent elixir of bioavailable compounds with a total alcohol content of 30%.
A single 50 ml bottle of dual-extract should last approximately 50 days, with a daily dosage of 20 drops. For those who may have alcohol sensitivities, we recommend dropping your dosage into warm water to evaporate the alcohol before drinking.
Also known as Lingzhi (mushroom of immortality) and the Queen of mushrooms, Reishi is one of the most powerful herbal supplements available today. Thousands of years of traditional use and many scientific studies to back it, Reishi has earned it spot as one of the most beneficial mushrooms known to man.
Once only reserved for use by Royalty, Reishi can be found painted onto imperial art works and embroided onto imperial clothing in ancient China. Thankfully, it is easily accessible today and can be cultivated with relative ease in controlled environments that helps boosts the production of beneficial compounds such as Ganoderic acid and other triterpinoids, while combating issues related to overharvest and exploitation of bio-diversity from potential overharvest for commercial sale and financial gain. As seen with wild cordycep, Ophioordyceps sinensis.
Reishi is known for its ability to help us combat stress, promote spiritual wellbeing and calmness, improve sleep, improve recovery from exercise and a busy schedule while improving mental clarity and overall health and vitality.
Reishi may also help with mild allergies and act as an antihistamine while keeping your body's defences sharp, without over stimulating the immune system.
Other benefits of Reishi includes powerful anti-inflammatory properties, improved circulation and cardio vascular health, hormonal balancing and endocrine support.
When to take Reishi?
We personally prefer to take Reishi in the late afternoon and evenings to help with recovering after a long day at work and after strenuous exercise, so we can wake up feeling well rested and ready for action every day.
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