Stress – We all have it and we all wish we didn’t, am
So what’s a person who’s constantly pulled in too many directions to do?
Mount a stress-reducing counterattack with Reishi Mushroom!
It’s not one of the most commonly talked about ways to reduce stress, but Reishi is one of the most comprehensive ways to support your body’s response to daily and long-term stressors.
Why Stress About Your Stress Level?
A little stress is natural and our body is equipped to deal with that. But when stress becomes long-term or constant, we need to start paying attention.
Over time, stress can start causing headaches, high blood pressure, heart conditions, skin conditions, asthma, diabetes, depression, and anxiety. It contributes to inflammation in the body, which opens us up to many chronic diseases taking root.
Stress is so harmful to your body that The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has labeled stress as a hazard in the workplace. Today, between 75% and 90% of doctor’s visits are for stress-related complaints and illnesses, which costs the work industry more than $300 billion annually. Yikes!
The Queen of the Mushrooms
As one of the oldest therapeutically-used mushrooms, Reishi has been used for centuries as a mood balancer, immune system ally, stress reducer, sleep aid, and anti-inflammatory.
Called the ‘Queen of the Mushrooms,’ Reishi is an ‘adaptogen’ which means it positively influences every function in your body. With adaptogens, the longer you consume them, the more they bring all of your body systems into healthy alignment. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been employing this knowledge for over 2,000 years, with Reishi mushroom being one of the most important, foundational herbs utilize in that longstanding medical system.
The Mushroom of Spiritual Potency
Reishi is called the “Mushroom of Spiritual Potency” in ancient Chinese medicinal texts. It is listed as a calming “Shen” herb with has the ability to relax the mind and nourish the spirit. These claims have been backed by scientific studies in the last decade that show Reishi balances the endocrine system and hormones, creating feelings of peace, mental clarity, and stress reduction.
This endocrine system balancing has positive effects for those struggling with chronic stress just as much for those contending with lower-key daily stressors. By positively influencing the hormonal systems in your body, Reishi contributes to a positive mood, your ability to connect with others, your sleep-wake cycle, and how well your body works in general. When all of these things are functioning optimally, feelings of well-being and overall contentment flourish.
The Mushroom of Immortality
Reishi was very popular with the Chinese emperors after its discovery in 396 BC as they believed it contained the power to live forever.
While it may not actually make you live forever, Reishi has been proven to contain over 400 bioactive compounds that strongly support health and longevity. Modern science has shown that Reishi can not only help manage your stress reactions, but extend the quality and years of your life!
What Else Can Reishi Do?
Reishi is not just a stress-reducing, longevity-promoting mushroom. Check out these other powerful effects it offers:
1 – Anti….Everything!
As one of the most well-studied herbs today, Reishi has been scientifically shown to be:
Reishi activates your immune cells (T-lymphocytes) and increases phagocytosis, the process by which your immune cells destroy the pathogens in your body. It reduces inflammation, which creates an environment disease doesn’t like to flourish in, and also provides your body with important bioavailable polysaccharides and antioxidants for energy and immune system strength.
Reishi is used in many Asian countries alongside pharmaceutical medical treatments for cancer, hepatitis, autoimmune disease, AIDS, heart disease, and multiple kinds of infections. It’s incredibly intelligent in that it can boost your immune system when necessary, or calm your immune system if needed.
Reishi has been shown in studies to increase nerve growth factors in cells which stimulate brain neuron activity. This may have something to do with people saying they feel like they have clearer thinking after taking this brain-boosting mushroom for just a short time. An added perk? It’s protective against seizures.
Due to its positive effects on blood circulation and hormones, Reishi can do wonders for the shine and strength of your hair, your skin tone, the texture of your nails, and how you process and store fat. By increasing circulation, vitamins and minerals can more effectively reach your skin and hair. By balancing hormones, it keeps acne and fat storage in check.
If we don’t detoxify out the many environmental toxins we are exposed to all day long, we’re basically welcoming chronic disease. Reishi strengthens your liver, which is key to filtering out all those toxins you need to process out. It also supports healthy circulation which goes hand-in-hand with this filtering process.
Stress Be Gone!
In the past, it’s been more challenging to take Reishi because it’s bitter and really doesn’t taste great. The great news is, now you can have Reishi Mushroom every day just by drinking soda!
So I guess the question now is: With all the powerful health benefits of Reishi Mushroom…why aren’t you drinking it every single day?? Grab your soda and start guzzling!