Source Naturals Reishi Mushroom Full Spectrum 460 mg (100 tabs)

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Reishi contains more than 100 oxygenated lanostane triterpenes, many of which are known for their ability to support our immune defenses. Planetary Herbals
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Reishi contains more than 100 oxygenated lanostane triterpenes, many of which are known for their ability to support our immune defenses. Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum™ Reishi Mushroom combines a highly concentrated extract of the mature fruiting body with the mycelia biomass, to ensure that every bit of reishi activity is present and easily absorbed.

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Reishi

Reishi
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Dose: 6 mg per day for 8 weeks
A double-blind trial found that an extract of Ganoderma lucidum mushroom was significantly more effective than a placebo in improving urinary symptoms in men with BPH. (more)
Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Reishi may have some beneficial action in people with diabetes. (more)
Type 1 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Reishi may have some beneficial action in people with diabetes. (more)
Hypertension
Dose: Refer to label instructions
One trial reported that reishi mushrooms significantly lowered blood pressure. (more)
Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Reishi supports the immune system in the fight against microbes. (more)
HIV and AIDS Support
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Reishi is medicinal mushroom with immune-modulating effects that may be beneficial for people with HIV infection. (more)
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Dose: 6 mg per day for 8 weeks In a double-blind trial, an extract of Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum; 6 mg per day for 8 weeks) was significantly more effective than a placebo in improving urinary symptoms in men with BPH. Reishi extract appears to work by inhibiting 5-alpha-reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to its more active form, dihydrotestosterone (DHT).1
References

1. Noguchi M, Kakuma T, Tomiyasu K, et al. Effect of an extract of Ganoderma lucidum in men with lower urinary tract symptoms: a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized and dose-ranging study. Asian J Androl 2008;10:651-8.

Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Animal studies and some very preliminary trials in humans suggest reishi may have some beneficial action in people with diabetes.1, 2

References

1. Van der Hem LG, van der Vliet JA, Bocken CF, et al. Ling Zhi-8: studies of a new immunomodulating agent. Transplantation1995;60:438-43.

2. Jones K. Reishi mushroom: Ancient medicine in modern times. Alt Compl Ther 1998;4:256-66 [review].

Type 1 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Animal studies and some very preliminary trials in humans suggest reishi may have some beneficial action in people with diabetes.1, 2

References

1. Van der Hem LG, van der Vliet JA, Bocken CF, et al. Ling Zhi-8: studies of a new immunomodulating agent. Transplantation1995;60:438-43.

2. Jones K. Reishi mushroom: Ancient medicine in modern times. Alt Compl Ther 1998;4:256-66 [review].

Hypertension
Dose: Refer to label instructions  

A double-blind trial reported that reishi mushrooms significantly lowered blood pressure in humans.1 The trial used a concentrated extract of reishi (25:1) in the amount of 55 mg three times per day for four weeks. It is unclear from the clinical report how long it takes for the blood pressure-lowering effects of reishi to be measured.

Hawthorn leaf and flower extracts have been reported to have a mild blood pressure–lowering effect in people with early stage congestive heart failure.2 In a double-blind study, supplementation with a hawthorn extract significantly decreased diastolic blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes. The amount used was 1,200 mg per day of an extract standardized to 2.2% flavonoids corresponding to 6 per day of dried flowering tops.3

References

1. Jin H, Zhang G, Cao X, et al. Treatment of hypertension by ling zhi combined with hypotensor and its effects on arterial, arteriolar and capillary pressure and microcirculation. In: Nimmi H, Xiu RJ, Sawada T, Zheng C (eds). Microcirculatory Approach to Asian Traditional Medicine. New York: Elsevier Science, 1996, 131-8.

2. Schmidt U, Kuhn U, Ploch M, Hübner W-D. Efficacy of the hawthorn (Crataegus) preparation LI 132 in 78 patients with chronic congestive heart failure defined as NYHA functional class II. Phytomed 1994;1(1):17-24.

3. Walker AF, Marakis G, Simpson E, et al. Hypotensive effects of hawthorn for patients with diabetes taking prescription drugs: a randomised controlled trial. Br J Gen Pract 2006;56:437-43.

Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions  

Herbs that support a person’s immune system in the fight against microbes include the following: American ginseng, andrographis, Asian ginseng, astragalus, coriolus, eleuthero, ligustrum, maitake, picrorhiza, reishi, schisandra, and shiitake.

HIV and AIDS Support
Dose: Refer to label instructions  

Immune-modulating plants that could theoretically be beneficial for people with HIV infection include Asian ginseng, eleuthero, and the medicinal mushrooms shiitake and reishi. One preliminary study found that steamed then dried Asian ginseng (also known as red ginseng) had beneficial effects in people infected with HIV, and increased the effectiveness of the anti-HIV drug, AZT.1 This supports the idea that immuno-modulating herbs could benefit people with HIV infection, though more research is needed.

References

1. Cho YK, Kim Y, Choi M, et al. The effect of red ginseng and zidovudine on HIV patients. Int Conf AIDS 1994;10:215 [abstract no. PB0289].

Parts Used & Where Grown

Reishi mushrooms grow wild on decaying logs and tree stumps in the coastal provinces of China. The fruiting body of the mushroom is employed medicinally. Reishi grows in six different colors, but the red variety is most commonly used and commercially cultivated in North America, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea.1

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Supplemental Facts

Ingredients

Supplement Facts for 460 mg Tablet
Serving Size: 2 Tablets
  Amount %DV
Proprietary Blend: Reishi Mycelia Biomass and Mature Reishi Mushroom Extract. 920 mg  
Calories 5  
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%
Calcium 77 mg 8%

Other Ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate, sorbitol, stearic acid, silica, modified cellulose gum, and magnesium stearate.

Additional Information

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Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.

Suggested Use: 2 tablets twice daily between meals.

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