Together with high levels of polysaccharides, Reishi contains over 100 triterpenoid compounds (ganoderic and lucidenic acids) which are responsible for many of its unique properties. Although Reishi is traditionally made into a tea (hot-water extract) these triterpenes are poorly water soluble but highly soluble in ethanol (alcohol).
MycoNutri Organic Reishi therefore combines concentrated hot-water (polysaccharide-rich) and ethanolic (triterpene-rich) extracts of log-grown (Duan Wood) Ganoderma lucidum and is standardised to contain 15% beta-glucans and 4% triterpenes in order to deliver the full benefit of this most revered of mushrooms. It helps with:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Cardiovascular disease
- Liver or kidney disease
- Respiratory diseases (such as asthma)
- Viral infections (such as the flu)
- Cancer and support during chemotherapy
- Pain during and after a shingles outbreak
MycoNutri products are manufactured in the U.K. to EC food standards and aresuitable for vegetarians and vegans (capsules are of plant origin). No additives are used and the products are dairy, gluten, maize and soya-free. Soil Association certified organic.