Reishi Spore Powder - A Potent Jing Tonic
Reishi spores are essentially the “seed” or “pollen” of reishi mushroom. It takes about 1000 kg of reishi fruiting bodies to produce 1 kg of the spore powder.
The nutritional profile of Reishi Spore Powder is rich in:
While all reishi derivatives are medicinally rich and uniquely beneficial, the spores are regarded as a powerful Jing tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine and have been well researched due to their concentration of naturally occurring triterpenoids.
A Potent Source of Triterpenes
Reishi Spore Powder is a potent, easy-to-digest vehicle for triterpenes, which are generally the lesser concentrated of the two main medicinal components of reishi mushroom in traditional preparations or extracts of the fruiting body.
Triterpenes, or triterpenoids, are hydrocarbons that naturally occur in plants and fungi and have been functionalized for their array of medicinal uses. The spores of reishi mushroom contain higher levels of triterpenes than the fruiting body itself, which makes reishi spore powder an approachable delicacy among other reishi supplements.
The Adaptogenic King of Immunity
Reishi contains intricate compounds that are thought to balance the many different systems in the body. Thus it is revered as a powerful adaptogen.
Immunity is not as simple as "not catching the bug that’s going around.” It’s your body’s ability to thrive in changing and increasingly toxic environments through the support of all systems – from breath to circulation, to sleep, to overall peace of mind.
Due to the dynamic and modulating functions of polysaccharides and triterpenes, reishi anchors immunity at the root with a systematic approach. Reishi approaches immunity proactively in every sense.**
Nourishing the Shen and Jing | A Traditional Perspective
Reishi is traditionally revered as a Shen tonic. We are born with a full tank of “Jing” – which is considered our life essence, the charge on our battery. As you age, Jing slowly depletes, but Shen begins to cultivate. Shen is our spirit, or heart mind – the wisdom of our souls and spiritual connection that is thought to be at its peak at the end of your life.
Reishi is one of the most revered shen tonics in all of Chinese Medicine for its ability to help connect us with our spirit and ground us. For this reason, it is often used as a meditation aid. As the seed of reishi, the spores act as both a Jing and Shen tonic. With this remarkable profile, it is unique in Chinese medicine and thought to promote longevity and wisdom.
What is ‘Cracked Cell,’ and Why is it Important?
Bioavailability is a word to remember when looking for supplements. Our bodies can only translate certain types of nutrients from organic substances due to indigestible “walls” or enzymes that naturally occur. Our reishi spores’ cell walls have been cracked at a 99% efficacy to unlock the key to all the beneficial medicinal constituents inside.
The process used to do this is low-heat and non-damaging to fully optimize and protect the collateral natural compounds. Without performing this key process, reishi spores would pass through our system un-absorbed.
**Consult a doctor or professional health care practitioner if you are taking prescription drugs, have a medical condition, or are pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Ingredients: Cracked Cell Reishi Spore Powder
Other Ingredients: None
Container Size: 4 oz. | 114 grams
Serving Size: 1/2 teaspoon, which is about 2 grams
Serving Per Container: 57
Cost Per Serving: $0.61 per serving
Directions: Add 1/2 - 1 teaspoon, or as directed by a health professional**, into food or beverage of choice. Mix and enjoy.
Scientific Studies on the Health Benefits of Reishi
Reishi and Cell Function/Immunity: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30317947
Reishi and Candida: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29199568
Reishi and Neuroprotection: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28340576
Reishi and Hypertension/Blood Pressure: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3852974/
Reishi and Sleep: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22207209
How to Use This Powder
This powder can be added directly to smoothies, juices, and protein shakes. Simply add ½ teaspoon (or as directed by your health professional) to beverage or food of choice.
It is already prepared and ready to consume as is- no heat or stewing necessary. Powdered extracts generally mix more easily in warmer temperatures, but a blender can be used to help incorporate the powder into cooler foods and beverages or simply to ensure a more thorough distribution.