Let’s talk about Reishi

Otherwise known as, “Queen of the Mushrooms,” Reishi is a powerhouse, and a force to be reckoned with.

Known primarily for it’s ability to enhance quality of sleep and support the immune system, these are just two of the many ways Reishi can support the mind, body and spirit.

Reishi, or Ganoderma lucidum, was identified as a medicinal mushroom over 2,000 years ago where the mushroom was attributed with therapeutic properties, such as tonifying effects, enhancing vitality & energy, strengthening cardiac function, increasing memory, and for its noticeable anti-aging effects.

Nowadays, it’s stocking the shelves of most health food stores, and there are many who know of it by name.

“Today, reishi stands out as one the most valuable of all polypore mushrooms in nature for the benefit of our health”

– Paul Stamets

But, with all the newfound buzz around medicinal mushrooms (also often referred to as adaptogens), it can be easy to get carried away with taking them, and while they are magnificant in their capabilities, I think it’s always wise to take things in moderation and let your body work independently and intrinsicly as well.

Allowing your body to ebb and flow with the ups and downs of what comes our way, is a great way to allow your body to stay aware and present.

Though with that being said, a friend once told me after I explained to them the hesitations I had with taking supplements and medication when I didn’t “need” them, and she shared that although she agrees, she also thinks it’s also a great way to “enhance our experience” which has since stuck with me.

So, needless to say – I use the wax-on, wax-on approach and enhance my experience often, if not daily. Though, switching things up just the same.

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