Depending on your region the Ganoderma species has many known names. Many U.S. growers focus on the cultivation of Ganoderma lucidum. She is found most commonly perched on Hemlock trees.
Reishi is a bracket fungi that has the capability of producing many helpful compounds. One in particular that we like to look at is Beta Glucans a form of polysaccharides (carbohydrates), these are found in the cell walls of the fungi.
Now a days we hear the word "adaptogen" thrown around a lot. When we speak of the process of these Beta Glucans in our body and the definitions closely aline. Beta Glucans give our bodies space to relax while allowing our bodies the process of adapting to environmental and biological stress. This directly correlates to our central nervous system, immune system and hormonal system. In short- consuming these is how we create positivereactions around stress and relieve our bodies of environmental anxiety.
Reishi mushroom is also known for it's ability to reduce inflammation through enhancing your immune function through its effects on white blood cells, which has the potential to help fight infection and chronic illness.
Reishi can be healing for all walks of life and has been prized as the mushroom of immortality for decades.