Reishi is one of the longest used medicinal mushrooms thought to be used up to 5,000 years ago. It's also one of the most researched mushrooms for it's health benefits. Reishi is considered the 'healer' mushroom for it's immune supporting properties to help regulate and balance the body. Below are 6 benefits of reishi, a superfood ingredient in Cofo.
Reishi is an immune adaptogen, which means that it works to regulate immune response for what is most appropriate for each unique individual situation. This helps us deal with change and life challenges, decreasing cellular sensitivity to certain stress factors.
Reishi is considered antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. It has been shown to reduce allergies, protect against microbial infections, viruses, and fungal infections.
The polysaccharides and triterpenes in reishi are known to play an important role in inhibiting tumor growth.
Reishi is known to be helpful in dealing with exposure to radioactive isotopes in the atmosphere as well as contaminated food sources and can be useful for shielding the body against the harmful effects that radiation can have on the body.
Because of reishi's soothing effects on the nervous system, reishi is considered to be one of the top Chinese remedies for insomnia. Reishi helps one achieve restful sleep yet sustain high levels of energy throughout the day.
Reishi is known for its health enhancing effects to the cardiovascular system by lowering LDL cholesterol, blocking the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver, reducing risk of arteriosclerosis, and other conditions associated with cardiovascular disease. Its calming, centering, and anti-stress properties are also beneficial for those with anxiety-related heart conditions.
Certain compounds in reishi are associated with a reduction in allergies and histamine reactions. These substances are capable of lowering allergic reactions because of the way they affect the immune system, strengthen the digestive organs, protect the gut lining, lower inflammation, inhibit a histamine release, improve oxygen utilization, and improve liver functions.