A Medicinal Mushroom Overview with Reishi Mushroom Benefits: A Natural Sense of Calm

A Medicinal Mushroom Overview with Reishi Mushroom Benefits: A Natural Sense of Calm

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You may not have heard of the reishi mushroom (also known as ganoderma lucidum) before, but it's actually one of the top-performing medicinal mushrooms in the health and wellness world today.

Now, reishi mushroom extract is a common alternative to just using raw mushrooms to boost into your day. Instead, extract expedites the process and makes your supplement intake a whole lot easier to keep track of.

At Troomy, we've taken reishi mushroom extract and packed it into delicious fruity gummies. These gummies are caffeine-free, have all-natural sugars, and use organic ingredients to power a more stress-free day ahead.

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What are Medicinal Mushrooms?

Medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in eastern Chinese medicine practices. Only more recently have they made their way west into health and wellness routines today. Often found in colder climates, mushrooms like hericium erinaceus or ganoderma lucidum both offer fantastic natural support from the earth, as they acclimate and acquire all kinds of natural antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins in their evolution. Today, we'll focus more in on ganoderma lucidum (reishi). 

The ganoderma lucidum mushroom has fruiting bodies that make up a great, all-natural supplement source of quality support you can get to power through your daily stress, anxiety, fatigue, and more. Each of these benefits can be sought in different quantities and volumes through supplements of mushroom extract, depending on what you're going for in terms of health support. Curiously enough, the manner in which the mushrooms are grown can actually impact their benefits a ton as well.

How Does Fermentation or Cultivation of Mushrooms Impact Their Effectiveness vs Growing in the Wild?

In general, medicinal mushrooms ideally will be harvested in the wild in order to get the most diverse nutrients out of their growth. However, each format of having them on a farm, in a lab, or in the wild has both pros and cons.

As for a fermented mushroom ganoderma lucidum mushroom (which is often used as dietary supplement), these fungi can be greatly impacted by the environment in which they're grown. For example, if grown in a forest where they can naturally create a parasitic relationship between the fungus ganoderma lucidum and its host tree, the exposure of different bacteria and climates can manifest a whole new variety of potential health benefits in their beta-glucan foundations.

In contrast, cultivated ganoderma lucidum mycelia and ganoderma lucidum extract are going to operate a whole lot differently. They have both pros and cons, as the cultivation on a farm or in a lab limits the "randomness" of medicinal mushrooms having a larger variety of potential strengths and weakness. Instead, the baseline of what you can expect in each growth is centralized to a common set of health benefits and nutritional values. With less variance in the nutritional aspects of the mushroom, they become much more reliable. However, that missing relationship between a tree or dead log with mycelium and the whole reishi mushroom's genetic makeup is lost, which can minimize some factors of its growth.

Reishi polysaccharides are vital to stimulate the immune system effectively. Without their premier growth that occurs with that host log, there's going to be a lower chance of you getting the most out of that mushroom.

Ganoderma Lucidum Dietary Supplements (Reishi Mushroom Supplements) for Daily Use

Folks have been taking reishi mushroom supplements for decades now in the west, but all over the east for centuries. Now, they're widely accessible in forms as tinctures, teas, coffees, and other supplements to boost stress relief, immune function, quality sleep, and more.

As a dietary supplement, these mushrooms are fantastic nutritionally as well. The daily vitamins and minerals you get through mushroom use alone is well worth the added time to your meal prep and morning routine. Since there's such a wide variety of supplement options in 2023, trying them today is easier than ever. 

Are Reishi Mushroom Extracts Safe to Use?

Absolutely! You don't have to worry about daily use or even the higher doses of reishi mushrooms having dangerous side effects. In general, medicinal mushroom use is pretty safe to regulated into your diet without risk of hallucinogenic effects or other harmful factors.

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Reishi Mushroom Benefits

Cancer Cell Growth Resistance

In numerous animal studies over the past several decades, cancer patients and cell growth has been analyzed in their interaction with the reishi mushroom extract added to their diet. While scientific evidence doesn't tie reishi mushrooms to completely curing cancer by any means, it could support the reduction of these cell growths.

While there is variance in human tumor cells and how cancer cells in animals react to mushrooms like reishi, studies surrounding pathogenesis and the evolution of cancer cells have been maintained as a point of focus in the academic community.

Immune Function

Immune function is heavily impactful in all daily activity. If you aren't feeling your best, chances are you're not going to get the most out of your productivity, sleep, energy, and mood. Reishi mushrooms boost the immune system through beta-glucans and polysaccharides to raise the bodies proactivity in fighting through flu season, reducing congestion and improving cardiovascular communication throughout the body.

As antioxidants and better immunity jump into a supplement you use daily, you'll really start to feel the difference even after just a few weeks of using mushroom supplements like Calm

Lower Blood Pressure

Having regulated blood pressure is a benefit we're all looking to get out of our supplements. It's a great way to prevent heart disease and keep your cardiovascular risk factors in check. To lower blood pressure safely, natural habits like regular medicinal mushrooms in your diet is a great place to start.

However, if you are taking medication currently that causes blood thinning, you might want to be careful on how mush reishi you ingest.

Stress Relief, Mood Regulation

Stress is a factor in all of our days at work, at home, and the classroom. You have to be on your a-game when regulating hormone release that oxidative stress intertwines with the production and manipulation of.

Starting in the adrenal glands, balancing levels of cortisol and adrenaline together is a strongpoint of reishi for effective stress and anxiety relief through the day. That way, you can start focusing on being productive and staying on track with work instead of keeping your stress regulated with soothing music, yoga, or meditation. While these are all good habits, it's always nice to have some naturally-powerful support from the earth as well.

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FAQs When Getting Started With Reishi Mushroom Support

Which Types of Mushrooms are Medicinal?

As we covered a bit before, there's a whole wealth of mushrooms that could be in the medicinal mushroom family. Depending on the grocery store you go to, you could find them in most organic shops that offer a wider variety of mushrooms in general. These can include:

  • Lion's mane mushrooms
  • Chaga mushrooms
  • Cordyceps mushrooms
  • Turkey tail mushrooms

Beyond this handful of medicinal mushrooms, there's just a bit less than 20 that you should be able to usually find if you're trying to diversify your mushroom diet. At Troomy, we pack 14 of those top-performing mushrooms into a blend called Dailywhich acts as an introduction to the values and health benefits of medicinal mushrooms in general.

What Types of Cancer Cells are Impacted by Reishi Mushrooms?

Heart disease, cancer and liver disease are some of the most common sicknesses that ail folks all over the world. Bladder cancer cells and breast cancer cells have been targeted in many randomized controlled trials through cancer studies, while prostate cancer cells and cancer treatment as a whole have been heavily reevaluated with new natural/herbal medicine supplements being constantly improved and added into wellness routines.

Human breast cancer cell growth and oral cancer cells for example both are evaluated when the growth rate's expedited by poor health habits through various studies, and when paired up with medicinal mushrooms, there's evidence that the polysaccharides and nerve growth factor impact can be a game-changer with a wide variety of such cancer cell growths. 

What are the Best Mushroom Supplements?

This will really come down to your needs and preferences. Some folks really enjoy teas and coffees, while others might want to try capsules or tinctures to get their daily nutrition sorted out.  

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Routes to Give Reishi Mushroom Extract and Supplements a Try in Your Daily Routine

Herbal Medicine and Tea Blends

Medicinal plants and mushrooms pair well together to create reliable, healthy, and function-driven blends. These are great for soothing the soul and starting your day right, while also getting a ton of nutritional support that can ease your stress, anxiety, and congestion.

For most of us, though, we already have a great coffee routine we love. Instead of replacing our daily cup in the morning with mushrooms, there's a ton of alternatives to instead supplement meals or other parts of your day instead.

Mushroom Powder

Mushroom powder is extremely common for folks to use in 2023. It makes trying the reishi mushroom and a wealth of other's like lion's mane or chaga a whole lot simpler. You can toss them in a stew, add them into a smoothie, or take all kinds of creative routes to add powder into your diet.

Unfortunately, though,  taking reishi mushroom as a powder can get a little messy. Not everyone has a full smoothie or new reishi mushroom recipe they want to try with powders, as the earthy flavors of ganoderma lucidum water extract or other forms of mushroom extract can taste less than favorably. Additionally, they might add in caffeine to have a bit more impactful of a sensation after using them. That's where mushroom gummies can really set themselves apart.

Mushroom Gummies

When you're trying out new supplements, some of them can be pretty bland and unappealing to pop into your diet. Fortunately, fungi don't have to be boring when you're starting on a new supplement track. At Troomy, we've crafted deliciously flavored mushroom gummies targeting five of your most pressing needs through the day to offer a caffeine-free, organic-ingredient-powered supplement routine.

Luckily, it's easier than ever to give mushrooms like reishi at Troomy a try today.

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Try Reishi Mushrooms in Calm Gummies at Troomy Today!

Overall, there's a whole lot to love about medicinal mushrooms in general. If you're looking to give them a try, reishi is a great place to get started with a bunch of different extract supplement options in 2023.

The traditional Chinese medical herb complex supplementation has laid a perfect path for reishi to become a daily supplement for so many of us, and gummies are a great example of that. Check out our Calm blend today, and see how Troomy's expedited reishi extract's use into an accessible, caffeine-free, and organically-powered mushroom gummy to find your "True Me" today!

Alex Heining

About the Author

Alex Heining is a major supporter and activist of mushroom-powered wellness, and has been a leader on our Troomy Nootropics team since day one. As a graduate from the University of Oregon and marketer in the Los Angeles area, he constantly aims to increase activity and acquire more knowledge on ever-changing innovations in the fungi industry today.

Over our first year as a company, he’s combined his efforts with our top blending strategists to inform the Troomy community on developments in mushroom-powered wellness, while developing delicious, functionally-powerful gummies for daily use. Whether he’s in the weightroom, studying new extraction methods, or working on some new songs, he’ll always be ready to talk your ear off about different ways you can find your “True Me” with Troomy.


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