Red Reishi mushroom, also known as Ganoderma lucidum, is known for it’s usefulness in immune system regulation and increasing overall subjective. Research shows it may promote sleep and relaxation. Supplementing Reishi can also have anti-oxidative effects.
Standard dosage for Reishi tends to range from 1.5 -5 grams daily. This can be taken in divided doses.
Mode of Action
Reishi contains an active ingredient called polysaccharides which work by activating the immune cells known as macrophages. This in turn has anti-tumour, immune modulating and blood pressure lowering effects. Recent findings suggest that Reishi mushrooms also lower inflammation, which can lead to a host of positive health effects.
There is no reported LD 50 for Reishi mushroom. It is generally regarded as very safe to use.