What are the Reishi Mushroom’s Benefits?

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The mushroom ganoderma lucidum is known as the king of herbs among those in China who use it for medicinal purposes. It is called “lingzhi” in Chinese, which can be translated to “Mushroom of Immortality”. Known internationally as reishi, this mushroom has the longest recorded history of use for medicinal purposes, dating back to 206 B.C.! Today, the reishi mushroom is often used as a natural immune stimulant by people who have cancer and HIV.

The reishi mushroom has health benefits that can help counteract a broad spectrum of conditions, ranging from minor illnesses to major diseases. Because Reishi Force™ uses fucoidan as its secondary ingredient, the benefits of the reishi mushroom are amplified.

Reishi Force™’s benefits include:

How does Reishi Force™ work?

Pharmaceutical products use chemically synthesized drugs to over-stimulate the immune system into viciously attacking different viruses and diseases. Many of these harsh immune system boosters can actually cause harm; by over-amplifying the immune system, it forces the body’s white blood cells into a state of constant aggression, attacking both unhealthy and healthy cells without discrimination. This process can be devastating for the body, causing side effects that can be just as damaging as the original illness or symptom.

Reishi Force™ uses a very different method to boost the immune system, however. Using carefully balanced natural compounds, this supplement is formulated in a way that reinforces and amplifies the power of the human immune system, without causing self-harm. This is because ganoderma lucidum (reishi) and undaria pinnatifida (fucoidan) have the ability to not only boost the immune system, but to also help it find and precisely target pathogens and unhealthy cells more effectively. Reishi Force™ not only makes your immune system stronger – it makes it smarter!

The effects of the reishi mushroom and fucoidan have been studied at length by researches around the world. Nearly 2,000 studies have been documented on the U.S. National Library of Medicine that prove the incredible health benefits of fucoidan and reishi. These studies have shown that the immunomodulating properties of the reishi’s ganoderic acid and the polysaccharides found in fucoidan have potent effects on the the human immune system – without the threat of damaging side effects.

To learn more about the research performed on Reishi Force™’s ingredients, click here!

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Blood Pressure & Heart Health

Reishi and fucoidan have powerful benefits for the heart. By reducing the build up of cholesterol in veins and arteries, the reishi mushroom improves blood flow to the heart. Studies have shown that the heart is able to function more efficiently when supported by the reishi. This is because ganoderma lucidum optimizes heart function by reducing the rate at which the heart consumes oxygen and improving overall cardiovascular health. Additionally, fucoidan (Reishi Force™’s secondary ingredient) is a known natural anticoagulant – which can reduce blood pressure and help prevent stroke, heart attack, and metabolic syndrome.

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The liver naturally creates almost all of the cholesterol the body needs. A healthy diet provides any other cholesterol the body may need to function properly. Unfortunately, processed foods often contain a high amount of cholesterol that the body doesn’t need – this excess cholesterol often results in thick cholesterol build up in vein and artery walls.

The compounds found in Reishi Force™ counteract the effects of high cholesterol with a two-fold approach. In addition to reducing the amount of cholesterol the liver creates, the reishi mushroom’s properties also allow cholesterol build-up to diffuse and be eliminated from the blood stream. This effect improves circulation and vastly reduces the chance of blood clotting that could result in heart attack or stroke.

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Antiviral Benefits

Recent studies have shown that the reishi mushroom has anti-bacterial effects, while wakame-derived fucoidan (Reishi Force™’s secondary ingredient) is well known for its antiviral benefits. These natural compounds combine to create a formidable antiviral defense against internal and external viral pathogens.

Reishi Force™’s powerful immune system boost combined with its anti-bacterial and antiviral effects raise the body’s natural defenses immeasurably. This means that airborne pathogens like the common cold and the flu virus will have a hard time infecting healthy cells and making you sick. These same antiviral and antibacterial properties can also help you get over an existing cold much faster.

Internalized viruses such as the herpes simplex (responsible for cold sores and genital herpes) and herpes zoster (shingles) viruses are thoroughly countered by the dual-effects of fucoidan and ganoderma lucidum. Once infected, these viruses remain with someone for life and cause unpleasant periodic outbreaks. Fucoidan and reishi help repress the virus, keeping it contained so that it cannot break free to replicate and cause sores on the skin.

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Immune-Boosting Power

The reishi helps boost the immune system, providing protection and fast resolution of illnesses such as the common cold and the flu. Antiviral properties in Reishi Force™ further reinforce the body’s defenses against dangerous pathogens.

The polysaccharides in the red reishi also help to stimulate the growth of macrophages, the “killer cells” the immune system creates to specifically destroy invasive microorganisms. Because macrophages are able to adapt into defensive or offensive cells, they are excellent at warding off potential illnesses.

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The compounds found in reishi and fucoidan have both been proven to have many qualities that help inhibit the growth of tumors and cancer cells. Hundreds of studies conducted both in vitro and in vivo have shown that both natural compounds can be used to suppress many forms of cancer and related tumor growth.

Inflammatory breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colorectal cancers are especially weak against compounds found in ganoderma lucidum. Studies have shown that these compounds are cytotoxic to certain forms of cancer. This cytotoxicity shuts down cancer cells’ ability to create energy and multiply, while leaving healthy cells completely unharmed.

Lung cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and colorectal cancers are weak against the compounds in fucoidan, Reishi Force™’s secondary ingredient. Fucoidan increases the body’s production of “natural killer cells,” which are responsible for destroying invading pathogens. Fucoidan also helps suppress the cancer’s ability to move along biological pathways to create cancer in other parts of the body.

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Radiation and Chemotherapy

reishi-and-chemotherapy-4512195For some, radiation and chemotherapy can be a dangerous but necessary step to halt the advance of cancer. Radiation and chemotherapy specifically target quickly-reproducing cells (such as cancer cells) and destroy them. Unfortunately bone marrow cells and the cells that create hair are also cells that reproduce quickly. These cells are often destroyed during chemo- and radiotherapy treatments.

Thankfully, the fucoidan found in Reishi Force™ has been shown to have benefits for those undergoing these therapies. Fucoidan stimulates the production of bone marrow cells, which are the building-blocks of many red and white blood cells in the body. By restoring these cells, the body is able to continue creating the cells it needs to continue fighting off the cancer.

Additional studies have also shown that both fucoidan can help relieve symptoms of chemotherapy and radiation such as nausea, vomiting, fever, hair loss, weight loss, infection, and headaches.

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Asthma & Allergy Relief

The triterpenes found in ganoderma lucidum have been documented to have effective antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. These effects are especially beneficial for people with asthma and allergies. Antihistamine and anti-inflammatories suppress overactive histamine and inflammation signals. Symptoms like stuffy nose, itchiness, watery eyes, and congested sinuses can be remedied with Reishi Force™!

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Blood Sugar Regulation

Various properties of both the reishi mushroom and fucoidan extract are capable of countering the effects of metabolic syndrome. This condition, which is caused by a series of cardiovascular issues, can result in a multitude of heart problems.

Reishi and fucoidan are both responsible for reducing cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and reducing fat stores. Though the dangers of metabolic syndrome can be vastly reduced by simply eating healthier and exercising, taking a supplement like Reishi Force™ can help you attain better health faster and more effectively.

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Additional Benefits

Both the reishi and fucoidan found in Reishi Force™ offer a variety of health benefits that can be almost hard to believe. The damage caused by liver conditions like hepatitis C and immunological diseases like HIV can be reduced with the help of this all natural supplement. The antioxidizing effects of the polysaccharides found in both fucoidan and reishi can help prevent the onset of dangerous conditions like cancer.

You don’t have to take our word for it – visit our research page to learn more about the science of Reishi Force™.

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