Red Reishi mushroom contains several active substances that aren’t well-known, but there is an increasing amount of research that demonstrates their beneficial properties. These substances include polysaccharides, triterpenoids, and polyphenols.
The polysaccharides in Reishi mushroom, which are mostly composed of beta-glucans, heteropolysaccharides and glycoproteins, demonstrate anti-tumor and anti-angiogenesis properties with the added benefit of providing antioxidant and hypoglycemic (blood sugar lowering) activity [1-3].
Triterpenoids possess the following properties :
- Hepatoprotective (protects liver cells from damage)
- Anti-hypertensive (supports healthy blood pressure levels)
- Hypocholesterolemic (promotes lower cholesterol levels)
- Anti-angiogenic (disrupts the growth of blood vessels that support tumor growth)
The combination of the triterpenoids, polysaccharides, and polyphenols (antioxidant substances) in Qi Traditions Red Reishi also provide anti-inflammatory and anti-tyrosinase activity, the latter of which targets melanin-based skin issues [5, 6].
Furthermore, research shows that consuming Reishi mushroom targets breathing issues, abnormal cholesterol and blood pressure levels, hepatitis, malaria, certain types of cancer cells, neurasthenia (nerve weakness), hepatitis (liver inflammation), and leukopenia (low white blood cell count) [7-10].
"With a high concentration of bioactive compounds, Qi Traditions Red Reishi is an exceptionally powerful and potent supplement with unmatched health benefits."
The recommended serving of Ultra Premium Red Reishi is 1/4 teaspoon, which is approximately 1 gram, and it can be taken 1 to 3 times. For chronic or more serious health issues, you can consume up to 6 servings per day.
With a high concentration of bioactive compounds, Qi Traditions Red Reishi is an exceptionally powerful and potent supplement with unmatched health benefits. Optimal health is within your grasp, restore and maintain an improved quality of life today with Qi Traditions Ultra Premium Red Reishi.
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