Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) is an adaptogenic species of mushroom that has been used in China for over 2000 years. Also known as the “Mushroom of Immortality”, it is a fungus that grows out of decaying wood and is considered to be one of the most beneficial herbal remedies in traditional Chinese medicine.

It is most commonly used to support the immune system and several studies have shown that Reishi works to increase innate immune function. There is also some promise that Reishi may help to combat cancerous growth although more research is needed.

Reishi is rich in antioxidants and may also be helpful in stabilising blood sugar.