Super 5 Health benefits of Red Reishi

Red reishi is also known as ‘’Lingzhi’’ in China and Youngchi in Korea. Ganoderma Lucidium is its scientific name.  It is a type of mushroom that for many years has been known for its fantastic medical properties and has been used as traditional medicine throughout the Asian continent. This type of mushroom is non-toxic and can be taken daily without producing any side effects.  It contains a vast array of polysaccharides, organic germanium, adenosine, tripterpines amino acids, ganodenic acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes.

In this article I am going to talk about the best 5 benefits of red reishi I think.

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1. Helps balance your body’s pH

 Red reishi Helps balance your body’s pH

It’s sad that most people have bodies that are in a state of acidosis. This means that we tend to eat too many acidic foods and drinks. Our bodies operates at its best and most efficient when it’s in a slightly alkaline state. But acidosis means that our bodies’ operations are jeopardized. The good news is that, Red Reishi is the most alkaline food in the world.  Consuming this mushroom will help restore your body’s’ pH balance to its preferred alkaline state.

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2. Helps strengthen your immune system

Red reishi Helps strengthen your immune system

Red Reishi has immune boosting qualities. Consuming it regularly will therefore enhance your body’s immune system and improve blood circulation and hence improving your overall health condition. Diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and many other conditions that are caused when your body’s’ immune system is under stress are therefore kept away.

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3. Helps prevent cardiovascular disease

 Red reishi Helps prevent cardiovascular disease

Tritepenes found in this mushroom inhabits platelet aggregation that leads to heat attack and stroke. Red Reishi is recommended for patients suffering from high blood pressure.

4. Helps slow down aging

 red reishi Helps slow down aging

There is now a wealth of impressive data which proves that Red Reishi has life extending properties. It has some outside health benefits to your body. Consuming this mushroom will significantly reduce the appearance of acne and facial scars, lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps in massive repair on sun-damaged skin. Red Reishi works by strengthening the dermal layer of the skin which is directly underneath the epidermis.

5. It helps combat cancer

Red reishi helps combat cancer

The water soluble polysaccharides and Triterpenes found in red reishi limit tumor growth rate by blocking the abnormal reproductive cycles of cancer cells. Some of the compounds found in red reishi are also directly toxic to cancer cells while sparing health cells. These compounds also trigger the programed cell death called apoptosis that is suppressed in malignant cells. In cancer research, the Red Reishi has recorded positive immune-modulating effects and hence reduced side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Also, it has the ability to stimulate brain neurons, search and destroy cancer cells.


Red reishi is one of the most renowned herbs in Asia for its health benefits. In the past 30 years, studies have been done in Japan, USA, UK and China which have shown that the consumption of Red Reishi has been linked to the treatment of a vast range of diseases, common ailments and conditions. This mushroom can help lower bad cholesterol in your body, has immune boosting qualities, strong antioxidant properties, lowers bad cholesterol and blood pressure, lowers blood sugar, treats bronchitis, insomnia and asthma, prevents the development of new fat cells in obese individuals and helps restore overall and balance to the body when taken daily.