AKA: Ganoderma, Ling Zhi
Scientific: Ganoderma lucidum
Part used: Extracted spores
Where: Wuyi, Fujian
The most famous medicinal fungus has been used as a precious Chinese medicinal material for more than 2,000 years. The main active ingredients extracted from Ganoderma lucidum are the polysaccharides, Ganoderma lucidum triterpenes, Ganoderma lucidum beta-glucose truncation. Reishi has been studied extensively for its tonic actions, antioxidant and free radicals scavenging properties and for lowering blood pressure.
Reishi spores are the mature germ cells of Ganoderma lucidum. They have all the genetic substances and similar bioactive components of the Reishi mushroom. Similar to the fruiting body of Reishi, the spore powder has the potential effect of regulating immunity, antitumor, antioxidation, protecting cells and has been researched for its effects on the central nervous system and sleep, which is why it’s an integral part of our Rested nectar.