What Does Science Have To Say About Reishi Mushrooms?

What Does Science Have To Say About Reishi Mushrooms?


At Flow State, we include reishi mushrooms in many of our high-quality mushroom products. From capsules to delicious ‘mushroom coffee’, reishi mushrooms are one of our favourite ingredients due to the many benefits they have to offer. 

Reishi mushrooms (sometimes known as Ganoderma lucidum or lingzhi) grow in hot, humid areas of Asia and have long been a staple in Eastern medicine thanks to the incredible benefits they have to offer. 

Immune Support

Reishi mushrooms are packed full of vitamins and minerals that offer a major boost to your immune system. These mushrooms contain selenium, vitamin C, choline, vitamin D, folate (B9), riboflavin (B2), thiamine (B1), pantothenic acid (B5), niacin (B3), calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and more. Reishi mushrooms are thought to contain properties that boost the immune system, positively affect the genes in white blood cells, alter inflammation pathways and fight infections. 

Mental Health Benefits

Reishi mushrooms have plenty of physical health benefits, but they are also known to have a significant impact on mental health too. Reishi mushrooms are suggested to have positive effects on mental health, helping to fight depression and fatigue. Some preliminary studies suggest that reishi mushrooms have the potential to decrease anxiety and depression, radically improving many people’s quality of life. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0361923021000721)

Blood Sugar

Reishi mushrooms contain properties that can help decrease blood sugar in mammals. While the mushrooms aren’t a substitute for life-saving medications like insulin, they can certainly help anyone looking to better control their blood sugar levels with the aim of living a healthier life. If you’re looking to control your blood sugar, it’s important to do so under the guidance of a trusted medical professional. 

High In Antioxidants

Antioxidants help prevent damage done to your cells by environmental toxins and normal physiological processes. Reishi mushrooms contain high amounts of antioxidants that can help improve good cholesterol and blood sugar and balance free radicals, which can reduce inflammation by supporting your body’s response to oxidative stress. 

At Flow State, we can’t speak highly enough about the incredible benefits offered by reishi mushrooms in NZ and, with science to back it up, happily recommend these magnificent mushrooms to anyone looking to enjoy their benefits. 

We offer our customers a wide range of mushroom-based products made from high-quality ingredients, including the incredible reishi mushroom. There is no better place than Flow State to find the best mushroom products online, including capsules, tinctures, mushroom coffee and more. Visit our online shop to browse our selection of mushroom products.

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