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Whilst we love a superfood, mushrooms were not one we were expecting. There are more than 2,500 different strains of fungi, ( not all edible lols) and just a handful of have achieved the infamous superfood status.
Labelled the healing herb of the future and praised by the Japanese as one of the most popular herbal tonics out there, reishi are medicinal mushrooms that have been revered in Chinese medicine as the ‘mushroom of immortality’ or ‘herb of spiritual potency’ for over 3,000 years
WHAT IS IT THOUGH?
Quite literally – mushrooms. Grown high in the wooded Chinese mountains, they are often called adaptogens – what we know as substances that help the body resist and adapt to a variety of stressors. Linked to calmness, wisdom, and longevity and to nourish ‘shen’ or spiritual energy. Reishi have been found to fortify the immune system, protect the cardiovascular system, and to protect the liver.
Supports liver function:
Red Reishi contains many active ingredients such as triterpenes, which provide a multifunctional method for coping with new cancer strategies and treatment, and compounds rich in sulphur, protein and unsaturated fatty acids. It’s highly formulated nutrition helps to negate the production of histamine, which reduces allergies, rhinitis and asthma.
A favourite to the likes of Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow, Mikei’s Red Reishi capsules contain anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat skin problems caused by inflammation – meaning less lines and wrinkles whilst improving tone and elasticity.
Known to increase the body’s metabolism, Red Raishi rids any unwanted toxins and fat in a healthy way that aids weight reduction.
Popular for it’s soothing properties in millennia eastern medicine, Red Reishi is sought to ease irritability and anxiety, calming the mind and relaxing the body.
WHERE CAN I GET IT?
Get your hands on this summer’s hottest superfood trend from Mikei at planet organic, all independent health stores and Harrods very soon from only £47.99 for 1 month’s supply!