Reishi mushrooms are edible superfoods used in China for more than 2,000 years for their benefits. They grow all over Asia – including in Korea, China, and Japan. Nicknamed “the king of mushrooms,” it’s one of the oldest mushrooms in the world for health and wellness.

Other reishi mushroom nicknames include the “mushroom of immortality” and lingzhi mushroom. In Japan, reishi has been called the “10,000-year” mushroom. With these nicknames, it’s easy to see why they have withstood the test of time and remind a dietary must-have around the world.

Unfortunately, because they have a bitter taste and tough texture, reishi mushrooms are not usually eaten on their own (although they can be). To solve this problem, reishi mushrooms are commonly prepared as extracts, tinctures, and supplemental powders so we can take advantage of their health benefits like the ones below.

1. Reishi mushrooms help the body adapt to stress

Got stress? Most of us do. However, chronic stress must be managed because it can have a detrimental impact on your health. Reishi mushrooms are popular for wellness because of their adaptogenic properties.

Russian scientist N.V. Lazarez created the term “adaptogen” in 1947 to describe plants that helped the human body adapt to perceived stress. Another Russian scientist, Dr. Israel Brekhman, furthered this research, dedicating more than forty years of his career to developing the criteria for adaptogens and discovering their beneficial qualities. Today, Brekhman is considered “the father of adaptogens.”

Not just any plant can be an adaptogen. According to Brekhman’s work, adaptogenic plants must meet specific criteria:

Other notable adaptogenic plants include ashwagandha, eleuthero root, rhodiola, and cordyceps mushrooms.

2. Reishi mushrooms may reduce fatigue*

Fatigue results in a lack of energy and feeling overtired – as a result, it interrupts concentration. It isn't the same as being tired or drowsy, because fatigue usually affects the entire body. Fatigue is a drop of energy that interrupt your daily life. People who experience fatigue may not even feel refreshed after a good night of sleep.

There are many reasons why you may feel fatigued. Common reasons include a lack of sleep, excessive stress, jet lag, a poor diet, and certain health issues or medication. Fatigue is normal after experiencing something like jet lag. However, if you continue to feel worn out, it might be time to make some lifestyle changes such as improving sleep hygiene and your diet.

Fatigue-fighting foods such as reishi mushrooms may help reduce fatigue.* Multiple studies have demonstrated reishi’s effects on fatigue. One clinical trial of 48 women undergoing endocrine therapy found that fatigue was reduced four weeks after incorporating reishi mushrooms into their routine.

3.Reishi mushrooms support skin health*

In recent years, you may have noticed that mushroom-based skin care products are surging in popularity. This is because mushrooms contain many antioxidants that may help reduce signs of aging. The polysaccharides in reishi mushrooms help the skin retain water, which plumps the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Reishi doesn't need to be in skin care products to be supportive – your skin health starts from the inside out!

4. Reishi mushrooms contain beta-glucans

Beta-glucans are polysaccharides – an important carbohydrate found in the cell walls of mushrooms. These polysaccharides are also prebiotics. Prebiotic foods help support digestion by feeding good gut bacteria.* Reishi mushrooms are one of the top foods that contain beta-glucans.

5. Reishi mushrooms support immune health*

Since ancient times, reishi mushrooms have been used for immune support. Modern-day research continues to explore this relationship. According to a 2018 study in the journal Molecules, “research has now confirmed” reishi mushrooms help support immune health.* Most notably, the triterpenoids and polysaccharides have a positive impact on human wellness.

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You might be wondering how to get the benefits of reishi mushrooms because they are not typically consumed – or if you simply don't like mushrooms. We solved that problem for you with Teami Reds Superfruit Powder!

Teami Reds is a mouth-watering blend of superfruits, antioxidants, and adaptogens designed to deliver clean and natural energy. Plus it helps support immune health, skin health, digestion, and mental focus.*

We created this tasty drink with some of nature’s most powerful superfruits, including cranberries, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, goji berries, raspberries, and pomegranates. Then we added red beets, reishi mushrooms, and green tea extract to support natural energy.

Furthermore, you’ll never have to worry about taking in too much sugar. Teami Reds is low-sugar and lightly sweetened with two natural, calorie-free sweeteners: stevia and monk fruit extract.

You can even get double the nutritional punch when you use Teami Reds side-by-side with Teami Greens – our blend of 16 green superfood ingredients.

Teami Reds can help you increase your intake of nutrient-dense functional foods – especially if you’re making a lifestyle change to improve the quality of your diet. Drink it in the morning or in the mid-afternoon when you need an extra boost. Just mix a scoop with plain cold water – it’s bursting with red berry flavor – no mushroom taste here! You can also add it to your go-to smoothie.

Mushrooms are one of nature's most powerful superfoods. The reishi mushroom alone contains more than 400 bioactive nutrients. Unfortunately, not all mushrooms are easy to prepare and many mushrooms are an acquired taste. The good news is modern-day advances in manufacturing and technology allow us to reap the benefits of mushrooms with simple solutions like Teami Reds! We promise – you won’t notice those reishi mushrooms in taste, only impact.

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*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.