Reishi (Lingzhi) mushrooms have been relied upon by Taoist and Buddhist hermits, herbalists and even Emperors for their medical and spiritual power for more than 2000 years. The Chinese words Lingzhi and Reishi literally translate as Supernatural Fungus. Referenced continuously in Chinese medical and spiritual classics since the Warring States period (500 BC) as the Elixir of Life, several early Chinese Emperors went so far as to send large expeditions deep into the mountains to secure this sacred tonic.
While most Reishi preparations are extracts of the whole mushroom, it has recently been determined that the spores offer the most concentrated essence of the plant, and are hundreds or even thousands of times as potent as the mushroom body itself. In fact, it takes more than 2000 pounds of Reishi mushroom to yield just one pound of spores. When the cell wall of each spore is broken using a special high-pressure, ultrasonic technology, bio-availability and absorption are vastly increased, allowing the profound essence of the spores to begin working as soon as they touch the tongue. As the reproductive heart of the mushroom, the spores contain the most condensed form of energy and healing power.
Future Alchemy has begun offering Reishi Spore Powder due to continuous requests for the world’s best super foods and our own experience with this profound product. We feel the alchemical lifestyle is simply not complete without this amazing nutrient.
Research conducted around the world since 1990 has confirmed a wide variety of tonic effects. Reishi contains hundreds of biologically active constituents with a multitude of reliable benefits and potential uses. It is best used as a primary tonic, an herbal dietary supplement, and can be taken daily throughout one’s lifetime. These spores are extremely safe and may be used by both young and old to promote radiant health and longevity.
Reishi has been shown to have many medical uses, including anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory activity, anticonvulant effects, a reduction of cardiovascular risk factors, an increase in gastrointestinal health and beneficial effects on both cancer and diabetes (both types 1 and 2). In addition, Reishi has been shown to exhibit hepatoprotective, neuroprotective and immunostimulatory effects. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reishi is used as a general tonic, to calm the heart, regulate blood pressure and increase liver function. It is considered a superior Shen (mind/spirit) tonic.
Apart from the proven medical benefits, the real magic of Reishi is in how it makes one feel. As little as 1/4 of a teaspoon taken directly in the mouth or in tea brings about a sense of calm focus which is quite unique. Try it and see why Taoist masters have praised its life-sustaining powers for thousands of years.
Each jar contains 50 grams of cracked cell-wall spores. Take 1/4 teaspoon or more, as desired.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. For diagnosis or treatment, consult your physician.
What people are saying:
This reishi spore powder is great – extremely energizing. In Chinese Medicine terms, you could say, it tonifies the Heart Qi which in turn engenders Shen or spirit. I think the cracked spore version is good for balancing immune system too, especially for autoimmune diseases and allergies.