If there’s one product in the Naked Foods range you’ll catch our CEO and founder preaching about, this is the one.

Reishi Mushroom Powder: Benefits, Origin, Taste and Uses

In ancient times, those seeking immortality often used Reishi mushroom, and it continues to be regularly used in Eastern medicine. Reishi been highly praised for thousands of years for its longevity benefits, but that’s just the beginning.

What Is It And Where Does It Come From?

Reishi is grown in hot, humid locations across Asia. Naked Foods stocks 100% wild harvested, dual extracted Duanwood-grown Reishi mushroom from the remote Changbai Mountains in China. It is not irradiated.

Benefits of Reishi Mushrooms

Fortified Immunity

Reishi contains beta-glucans, one of the most powerful and effective immune system boosters we know of. It regulates the immune system and helps balance excessive immune responses.

Cancer Fighting Properties

Many cancer patients consume Reishi for its cancer-fighting properties, and various studies have found that Reishi can assist in reducing tumour size. Reishi has been found to boost white blood cell counts, particularly in cancer patients. It is best to consider using it in conjunction with other treatments rather than alone – please consult a health professional for advice.

Fighting Fatigue, Depression or Anxiety

Reishi has been seen to improve the energy and well-being of subjects in various tests, however these tests have all been conducted on unwell patients, so it is impossible to conclude whether these benefits would occur in healthy bodies.

Other benefits

Other benefits Reishi has been toted for include:

  • Increased energy
  • Longevity and anti-ageing
  • Reduced stress & anxiety
  • Enhanced cognitive ability
  • Healthy sleep & mood
  • Strengthening heart, kidney & lungs
  • Liver detoxification
  • Tonifies Jing, Qi and Shen

Consider Reishi If…

  • Your immune system needs a boost or is overreactive.
  • You have cancer or a genetic disposition for it.
  • You suffer from fatigue, depression or anxiety.
  • You need an energy or mood boost.

What Does It Taste Like?

High-quality Reishi has a strong, bitter taste that is best enjoyed with other foods or drinks.

How To Consume Reishi

Reishi can be added to teas, smoothies, coffee or even meals. Start with ¼ tsp per day and gradually increase your intake as you wish. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding please consult a health professional before using Reishi.

Have you ever tried Reishi? Let us know your thoughts or questions in the comments below or tag us on Instagram with @nakedfoods!

 Words by Amy Fraser.