Reishi mushroom, also known as Ling Zhi in traditional Chinese medicine, has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes, and it was dubbed "the food of the immortals" because of its vast range of health benefits and association with longevity. Nowadays it is used by practitioners for its immune-boosting effects as well as stress and anxiety support since it nourishes the heart and the 'Shen'.
Ling Zhi can be translated into English in a variety of ways, with the end result always indicating the herb's excellent capabilities. One translation used is "Herb of Spiritual Potency," while another is "shiny skin bright." There are a plethora of other alternative translations, all of which have equally beautiful meaning.
Our reishi extract is alcohol based and has been double extracted to maximise its potency and health benefits.
Organic Reishi Extract Dual Extraction
This alcohol based tincture is made with double extraction to pull out all of the constituents from the mushroom.
Reishi contains substances such as ganoderic acid, a non-water soluble triterpene which needs to be extracted in alcohol.
Most mushrooms also contain beta-glucans, which are mostly water soluble polysaccharides, therefore only extracted with water boiling method.
If you want to get the most health benefits out of your mushroom extract, both of these chemicals must be present. For this reason a double-extract method brings the most significant benefit of a mushroom tincture.