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Everything you need to know about reishi mushrooms

Curious about reishi mushrooms and how they can help you? Here’s the low-down.

Reishi mushrooms have an important place in many ancient traditions – but they’re increasingly popular as a modern ingredient to support a healthy lifestyle. Here’s what you need to know about them.

What is the active ingredient in reishi?

Reishi mushrooms contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals and are especially rich in B vitamins and vitamin D. They also contain various other key components including triterpenoids, amino acids and proteins.

What vitamins are in reishi?

Reishi mushrooms are rich in vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, vitamin D, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and manganese.

What does reishi do for the body?

Reishi mushrooms are an increasingly popular way to supplement a healthy lifestyle. A wellness-boosting supplement that’s easy to incorporate into a healthy diet, reishi is popular with people wanting to feel full of youth and vitality, and to support their efforts to de-stress and unwind. Reishi mushrooms are known to contain triterpenoids as well as a host of key nutrients. If you are on prescription medication, pregnant or breastfeeding, check with your doctor before taking reishi.

Is reishi mushroom a drug?

No, reishi is not a drug. It does not make you high or cause hallucinations. Reishi is sold as a natural food supplement in the UK and is prized as a support for relaxation and a healthy lifestyle. While certain types of mushroom do have psychedelic effects, reishi is not one of these. However, it can have effects on the body so check with your doctor before taking reishi if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or on medication.

Are reishi mushrooms legal?

Yes, reishi mushrooms are legal in the UK. They do not contain psychoactive ingredients and are sold as a food supplement that’s increasing popular with people seeking to support relaxation and a healthy lifestyle.

Can I mix reishi with coffee?

Reishi is an excellent ingredient to mix with coffee, especially if you want to feel less jittery after enjoying your brew. We sell reishi coffee mixed in exactly the right proportions so that you don’t have to worry about mixing in the reishi yourself.

 

Want to try reishi for yourself? Find out ground reishi mushroom superfood coffee blend here and our reishi mushroom ground coffee (1kg) here.

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