Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) dual-extract tincture
Liquid dual-extract (30% alcohol). ± 25 000mg used per bottle, 500mg per 1ml serving
- Reishi antler, conk and residual spores (Ganoderma lucidum)* dual-extract
- Spring water
- Food-grade, certified organic ethanol (Karoo Agave spirit)
* Grown in Cape Town by Harmonic Mycology and friends
Our dual-extracts are made with two high quality solvents in three extraction phases - cold water, ethanol and hot water. To honor the true spirit of craftsmanship and herbalism we create our liquid extracts in the traditional way of slow extraction by first soaking locally-grown Reishi medicinal mushrooms in 43% alcohol for a minimum of four weeks. The Reishi pieces are then removed from the alcohol and gently steeped in spring water for 4-8 hours. Finally, the tincture and hot-water extractions are filtered and combined to create a potent elixir of bio-available compounds with a total alcohol content of +- 30%.
A single 50 ml bottle of dual-extract should last approximately 50 days, with a daily dosage of 20 drops. For those who may have alcohol sensitivities, we recommend dropping your dosage into warm water to evaporate the alcohol before drinking.
Also known as Lingzhi (mushroom of immortality) and the Queen of mushrooms, Reishi is one of the most popular herbal supplements available today. With thousands of years of traditional use and scientific studies to back it, Reishi has earned its spot as one of the most beneficial mushrooms and herbs known to man.
Once only reserved for use by royalty, Reishi was so highly prized that it can even be found painted on imperial art works and embroided onto imperial clothing from ancient China. Thankfully, it is easily accessible today and can be cultivated with relative ease in controlled environments that helps boost the production of beneficial compounds such as ganoderic acid, beta(1-3)glucans, immunomodulary protein LZ8 and triterpinoids, while combating issues related to overharvest and exploitation of bio-diversity from potential over-harvest for commercial markets and financial gain, as seen with Ophiordyceps sinensis.
Our products are made Reishi antlers. This means that the Reishi used is grown in a high CO2 environment which increases the production of certain beneficial compounds mentioned above. We also keep the spores on the mushrooms since they have been shown to contain numerous health benefits.
Reishi is known for its ability to help combat stress, promote calmness, improve sleep, improve recovery from exercise and a busy work schedule while improving mental clarity, liver function and overall vitality.
Reishi may also help with mild allergies and act as an antihistamine while keeping our body's defences sharp, without over stimulating the immune system.
We use Reishi to promote a calm but focused mind, assist in stress management, relaxation, inflammation and improved sleep and recovery. Reishi is revered as the number one tonic herb in TCM and has been used for millennia to promote mental, spiritual and physical well-being and to induce meditative states. This mushroom has also been used to balance hormones, improve adaptability, reduce inflammation and oxidative stress and build a strong immune system.
Other benefits of Reishi includes powerful anti-inflammatory properties, improved circulation, cardio vascular health and endocrine support.
When to take Reishi?
We prefer to take Reishi in the late afternoon and evenings to help with recovering after a long day at work and after strenuous exercise, so we can wake up feeling well rested and ready for action. Some people report energizing effects from Reishi. This speaks to Reishi's adaptogenic abilities and how this mushroom tailors its effects to the individuals needs. If you are new to Reishi try it in the morning, afternoon and evenings to see what it does for you.
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