Reishi Mushrooms, also known as lingzhi mushrooms or by their scientific name Ganoderma lucidum, have a striking flat, red-varnished cap shaped similar to a kidney or clamshell, with white or brown pores on the underside. These soft and corky mushrooms have a long history and intriguing appearance.

Red Reishi Mushrooms have been used for over 2,000 years in Chinese medicine. Ganoderma lucidum mushrooms were first used in Chinese medicine in during the Han Dynasty around 206 BC-220 AD. Information about red reishi mushrooms appears in classical Chinese medical texts. Red Reishi Mushroom Extract has been studied for years and has been found to have various purported red reishi benefits.Red Reishi Mushroom Extract contains several compounds that lend to its effects including fungal immunomodulatory proteins (FIPs) and ganoderic acids. Other compounds include polysaccharides such as coumarin, mannitol, alkaloids, and most notably beta-glucans. Some studies found that some red reishi benefits can extend to immune and respiratory health.

Source: Nootropics Depot