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Reishi Mushroom Powder: The Fungal Superfood

When we discuss many of the superfoods offered at Zokiva, anti-fungal properties are among many of their benefits. That’s why it’s somewhat ironic that today we’re focusing on a superfood that is actually a fungus. Reishi Mushroom Powder is highly regarded for its powerful nutrients and today we’re sharing how this fungus can potentially add years to your life by supporting your brain, heart and liver, as well as many other areas of your body.

Reishi Mushrooms are known in some parts of the world as “mushrooms of immortality” because they support every function of the body and help boost and sustain health and longevity. By supporting a healthy immune system and organ operations, Reishi Mushroom Powder is a dynamic superfood that may help prevent degenerative diseases and conditions.

Researchers believe that one main reason why Reishi Mushroom Powder is so powerful is it’s potency of polysaccharides. This is a fancy word for a type of a long-chain carbohydrate that gives the body energy. Polysaccharides found in Reishi Mushroom Powder also help the body in many other ways including: enhancing moods, improving blood glucose levels within normal limits, supporting cardiovascular strength and healthy blood pressure levels, cleansing and repairing the liver, protecting the neurological connections in the brain, and supporting a healthy digestive system.

In addition, Reishi Mushroom Powder contains a wealth of antioxidants that help defend cells against oxidative stress caused by free radicals. This is a vital part of helping the immune system fight off foreign substances and reduce swelling that contributes to disease. As the antioxidants found in Reishi Mushroom Powder strengthen cells, bodies are better able to function at an optimal level and remain more youthful.

This is particularly true when it comes to brain, heart and liver function. Thanks to the polysaccharides and antioxidants in Reishi Mushroom Powder, studies show this superfood may have neuro-protective properties and may stimulate nerve growth factor to increase healthy cognitive function and prevent brain-degenerative diseases that often occur due to old age or genetics.

For the heart, Reishi Mushroom Powder supports healthy arterial function, allowing blood to flow freely and effectively throughout the body. Plus, with lower blood pressure (within normal limits), the heart is better able to perform its job.

Furthermore, Reishi Mushroom Powder has been shown to heal and cleanse free radicals from the liver. The liver is the body’s internal purification organ and works hard to remove toxins and other pathogens. By supporting the liver, Reishi Mushroom Powder helps keep the entire body flushed so it can work harder for longer.

Don’t be afraid to check out Reishi Mushroom Powder. Sure, it may be a fungus but it’s also a powerful superfood you’ll want in your corner.

 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.

 

What is Reishi Mushroom Powder?

It’s hard to think of a type of fungus as a superfood but Reishi Mushrooms are indeed a tremendous superfood for immune strength and longevity.  This ancient Asian herbal tradition known as “the mushroom of immortality” supports the immune system in a variety of ways, ranging from combating everyday foreign microbes, to fighting off major diseases that mutate cells and impair heart, liver, kidney and brain function.  Reishi Mushrooms are also known to help counteract potential asthmatic and allergic reactions.  So this is one fungus you don’t want to avoid.

Many people claim to know the secret to a long life.  Here at Zokiva, we don’t believe there is one magic potion but we look to nature to help slow the signs of aging and keep our bodies strong for a lifetime.  Antioxidants are a key component to unlocking longevity because these powerful nutrients combat oxidation that ages and restricts cells.  As free radicals enter our bodies through sun exposure and environmental toxins, antioxidants defuse them to protect cells.  Antioxidants even work retroactively in repairing cells that have already experienced damage.  When left to their own devices, free radicals lead to premature aging of the body and many age-related degenerative diseases.  Without healthy cells, our bodies cannot operate properly and the potential for illness, infection and disease greatly increases.

Reishi Mushrooms are one of the potent resources we call upon for age-defying antioxidants because they contain hundreds of bio-active compounds that support longevity.  Some studies indicate that regular consumption of Reishi Mushrooms increases lifespan up to 20%.  While all of the nutrients in Reishi Mushrooms work synergistically to keep cells in tip-top shape, three compounds in particular offer the greatest benefits.  Polysaccharides, triterpenes and ganoderma lucidum peptides have a range of antioxidant properties that specifically reduce oxidative stress on cellular DNA, mitochondrial DNA and cell membranes while also stimulating natural internal antioxidant production and increased expression of a gene that is associated with longevity. 

All of these cell-energizing benefits of the antioxidants in Reishi Mushrooms translate into some fantastic benefits for the heart and brain.  First, improved blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, strengthened blood vessels, a steadier heartbeat, lower triglycerides and decreased platelet accumulation reduce risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.  Reishi Mushrooms also help encourage nerve growth factor that increases neuron development and reduces swelling in the brain.  Areas of internal irritation are responsible for almost every disease that plagues the human body and directly impacts degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

The powerful leading antioxidants in Reishi Mushrooms regulate and improve immune strength as immostimulants or immunomodulators.  The human immune system is constantly at play defending the body against minor invasions all the way through major attacks.  An elevated immune system prepares the body to protect itself, but an over-sensitive immune system causes excessive responses.  Allergies are one such example.  Reishi Mushrooms help balance autoimmune responses to avoid symptoms of allergies and asthma that are often triggered because the body detects threats that are actually innocuous. 

In their raw form, Reishi Mushrooms are too bitter to consume.  Therefore, they are usually consumed as a tea or in powder form.  Zokiva offers pure Reishi Mushroom Powder bursting with heart-pumping, brain-boosting and immune-energizing antioxidants and bioactive compounds.  Reishi Mushroom powder is simple to incorporate into your diet for amazing benefits that will last a very long lifetime. 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.