SANUS-q: Lingzhi / Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) dried mushroom slices x 100g per packet
Builds better immunity, provides antioxidant support and improves overall health
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Contains: Approximately 100 slices (100 g or more) of dried organically grown and chemical-free Reishi mushroom (size and number of slices will vary per packet)
Suggested dosage: 2 to 4 cups per day for general health. More depending on individual requirements. Consume as a beverage or utilise in cooking soups and other dishes. Combine with your morning coffee, although we do suggest it would be better as an alternative to coffee. Please refer to our FAQ page for instructions on preparation.
Recommended serving size: Please refer to our FAQ page
Servings per packet: 4 or 5 slices per 1 litre of water
Storage: Store cool and dry. When opened store in sealed container and finish within 2 months.
- Dried slices of reishi mushroom
- 100g slices per packet
- Builds immunity
- Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
- Relieves stress and fatigue
- Protects the liver
Reishi mushroom has been extensively used in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is highly regarded as a health tonic that strengthens body, mind and spirt – thus improving overall health and imparting long life.
- Also known as Lingzhi mushroom, Mushroom of Immortality, King of Mushrooms and Divine Mushroom
- Known to have amazing healing and restorative properties that are well established by modern studies
- Traditionally used by native folks to treat various ailments, boost energy levels, and rid the body and mind of stress and fatigue
Studies show that reishi is chock-full of bioactive compounds that work together to offer a vast array of healing and medicinal benefits. It contains triterpenoids (Ganoderic acids), polysaccharides (Beta-D-glucans), sterols, steroids, fatty acids, proteins and various trace minerals.
Polysaccharides and triterpenes are major components in reishi that are responsible for the mushroom’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immune balancing, radioprotective, liver-protective, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiaging and anticancer properties. 
Dried Reishi Mushroom Slices
Traditionally, reishi mushrooms were dried and cut into slices. These slices were then boiled in water and strained to make tea. Reishi mushroom slices are quite a rich source of bioavailable compounds including many vitamins and minerals.
You can soak dried reishi mushroom slices in water overnight and then boil it to extract all the beneficial bioactive compounds present within. Strain it and you are ready to enjoy your reishi mushroom tea. It is a simple yet very effective way to add this medicinal fungus to your daily health regimen. You can also use them in soups and broths.
Health Benefits of Reishi Mushroom
1. Balances immune functions
The compounds in reishi not only supresses the release of chemicals (histamine) that are involved in triggering allergic responses but also activate immune cells that help fight bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Reishi is also known to activate natural killer (NK) cells. These immune cells can even fight and kill cancerous cells. In Japan, reishi mushroom is officially used in combination with the conventional therapy to treat cancer.
- Reduces allergy symptoms in asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism and contact dermatitis.
- Improves the efficacy of antibiotics 
- Has anti-viral effects, protects from various viruses such as flu, Herpes simplex (that causes cold sores and genital herpes), Herpes zoster (that causes shingles) Epstein-Barr virus (EBV that causes mononucleosis in teenagers) and Hepatitis B
- Shows anti-fungal activity and protects from Candida 
2. Works as an adaptogen to relieve stress and fatigue
Reishi mushroom belongs to a rare class of herbs called adaptogens, which works great for people who suffer from adrenal fatigue and stress. Considering how most of us experience stress (be it tight deadlines, chronic infections, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and exposure to all kinds of chemicals and toxins), almost everyone can benefit from taking reishi mushroom.
Adaptogens are intelligent herbs that can sense what the body needs and function accordingly. As an adaptogen, reishi mushroom:
- Helps the body adapt to stress
- Restores overall equilibrium within the body. While most herbs work towards achieving a specific health outcome, adaptogens like reishi mushroom works according to what your body needs.
- Optimizes functions of major organ systems such as the immune system, nervous system and endocrine system, which helps in regulating immunity, improving energy, maintaining hormonal balance and reducing fatigue. These effects help in relieving adrenal fatigue and stress.
Other benefits of Reishi include:
- Supports heart health; it lowers many risk factors that can increase your chances of getting heart disease
- Fights cancerous growth through various mechanisms; for example, by stimulating immune cells and preventing the formation of abnormal blood vessels that cancer cells require for their growth.
- Works as a powerful liver tonic, protects liver from oxidative damage and inflammation and helps in detoxification
- Protects from radiation exposure; it not only works as an antioxidant and prevents cellular and DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation but polysaccharide compounds in reishi also help in repairing of broken DNA strands  
While high quality reishi supplements are usually safe if you take them as directed, we don’t recommend reishi to pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with autoimmune disorder, low blood pressure or blood clotting issues and those who need to undergo any surgery in the near future.
It is advisable to consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any supplement as they may interfere with any existing health condition, or any medication you are currently taking. But always weigh up the advantages, and pros and cons for yourself. Do your own research and never rely solely on what others tell you. Even your doctor does not know everything.
- Cör et al. Antitumour, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Antiacetylcholinesterase Effect of Ganoderma Lucidum Terpenoids and Polysaccharides: A Review. 2018.
- Karwa et al. Naturally occurring medicinal mushroom-derived antimicrobials: a case-study using Lingzhi or Reishi Ganoderma lucidum (W. Curt.:Fr.) P. Karst. (higher Basidiomycetes). Int J Med Mushrooms. 2012
- Naveenkumar et al. Screening of Antifungal Activity of Ganoderma Lucidum extract Against Medically Important Fungi. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. 2018
- Pillai et al. Enhancement of repair of radiation induced DNA strand breaks in human cells by Ganoderma mushroom polysaccharides. Food Chemistry. 2010.
- Pillai et al. Fungal beta glucan protects radiation induced DNA damage in human lymphocytes. Ann Transl Med. 2014