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SCIENCE MEETS TRADITION
Revered traditionally, researched extensively: that’s New Chapter’s whole mushrooms. We use state-of-the-science technologies to match, verify, and guarantee each and every mushroom strain. Plus, our mushroom supplements are formulated for maximum absorption. They’re gently steamed to crack the cell walls, releasing potent polysaccharides for your body to absorb.
CRAFTED WITH NATURE’S PURE INGREDIENTS
At New Chapter, we use Earth’s powerful herbs and superfoods to give you the best possible supplement. That means we source ethically, select organic ingredients carefully, and test everything for purity (and then test again!). We do all of this with excellent quality and non-GMO ingredients.
REISHI IN MEDICINE: A BRIEF HISTORY LESSON
Asian cultures have used Reishi mushroom in medicine for thousands of years. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), it’s part of a group called “Fu Zheng,” which includes herbs and foods considered to be some of the most powerful for improving strength, health and longevity*.
The Classics of the Materia Medica—written in the Eastern Han dynasty (25-220AD)—references the mushroom, and it’s still listed in the State Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic of China as a remedy for several conditions.
Before major supplemental cultivation began in the 1970s, Reishi was relegated to the realm of nobility. Its relatively uncommon appearance in the wild made the mushroom a prized commodity, giving it an almost mystical halo and a price point only the rich could afford.
Today, medicinal Reishi mushrooms are available in a variety of forms, including supplements, beverages and functional foods.Buy Myco Mind
TRADITIONAL BENEFITS OF GANODERMA LUCIDIUM
What was Reishi traditionally used for? Most of the purported medicinal properties stem from a belief that the mushroom can create balance by influencing energy and vitality*.
Referred to as “tonifying” in TCM, Ganoderma lucidum‘s balancing properties were believed to positively affect heart health, improve memory, ease stress, heal respiratory problems and even combat aging*.
There are several other Ganoderma species, including G. applanatum, G curtisii, G. Oregonese, G. Sessile, G. Tsugae and more.
Each mushroom grows well in different areas and on different types of wood. Although Ganoderma lucidum is the main species used in supplements and research, science is beginning to reveal potential health properties in other types, as well.
WHAT DOES REISHI MUSHROOM LOOK LIKE?
You won’t find Reishi poking out of the ground in a typical stem and cap shape. Instead, they grow on dead or dying hardwood trees in either “antler” or “conk” form.
These growths are known as the fruiting body of the mushroom.