What is it?: Ganoderma lucidum and lingzhi, is a fungus that grows in various hot and humid locations in Asia. These mushrooms can be eaten fresh, powdered or as an extract.
What is does: Although, most research pertains to its effectiveness against cancer, there is also considerable evidence to support the immune boosting properties of Reishi mushrooms.
How it works: This mushroom produces chemicals that can have a multitude of benefits. This includes a beneficial boost to the immune system.
History: Reishi mushrooms have been used for over 2000 years, mainly in Asian countries, for treatment of infections and have been medically prescribed for the treatment of cancer (with chemotherapy) in Japan and China.
Safety and Side Effects: The most common negative effect of Reishi Mushrooms is an allergic reaction. It is highly recommended that you consult with your Physician if you are being treated for low blood pressure, diabetes or immune system disorders.