Pure Red Reishi f rom Aloha Medicinals is the special strain of Red Reishi known in Latin as Ganoderma lucidum. This Reishi is grown under exacting conditions grown only on pure, USDA Certified Organic 100% American grown white sorghum grain, this Reishi is absolutely pure and consistent from lot to lot (unlike any wild or Duanewood reishi) and it contains no pesticide residue, or herbicides, or any of the other contaminants so commonly found in most wild-collected Reishi products. There is no other Pure Red Reishi like this available anywhere else in the world today. If you want the best Pure Red Reishi money can buy, this is it.
This Pure Red Reishi is priced so low it can be used as a daily supplement by the entire family. Each bottle is a full one-month supply, containing 90 capsules with a full 500 mg. of Pure Red Reishi in each Certified Vegetarian capsule. There are no fillers or flow agents or anything other than Concentrated Full Spectrum Mycoproduct Pure Red Reishi. Made with Organic Ganoderma, 100% Manufactured in the USA from all USA ingredients in an FDA certified manufacturing facility.
Ganoderma lucidum – known as Reishi, is the best known and most well studied of all the medicinal mushrooms. It has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for at least 5000 years. It is known in China as Ling Zhi, and is considered to be “The Mushroom of Immortality. All TCM doctors know that Reishi is the most potent adaptogen available. Adaptogens are those herbs and other substances that increase the body’s resistance to stress and help it overcome health challenges more quickly.
Thanks to advances in 21st Century American biotechnology, it is now possible to laboratory-grow Reishi which is more potent than anything grown in the wild, and even far more potent than the best reishi grown on logs (known as Duanewood Reishi). In fact, this Pure Red Reishi from Aloha Medicinals is a pure variety of the very best strain of Red Reishi known, which allows us to concentrate the most effective properties from all the best types of Reishi discovered so far. Since this is grown under exacting laboratory conditions, and grown only on pure, USDA Certified Organic 100% American grown white milo substrate, this Reishi is absolutely consistent from lot to lot (unlike any wild or Duanewood reishi) and it contains no pesticides, or herbicides, or insect droppings, or any of the other contaminants which are so commonly found in many Reishi products.
Each bottle contains 90 capsules, with a full 500 mg. of pure Ganoderma Reishi in each Vegetarian capsule. There are no fillers, flow agents or anything but Pure Concentrated Full Spectrum Reishi. Made with Organic Ganoderma. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Ganoderma lucidium, which is known in Japan as Reishi mushroom and in China as LING ZHI has a long history of use as a revered supplement.
ACTION AND CHEMISTRY
Recent research confirms the value of Reishi, and has deciphered some of the mystery as to its importance. Like most other medicinal mushrooms, Reishi contains compounds of the chemical group called Beta-Glucan (in particular, 1,3 (8) 1,6 beta glucan). This has been shown by the overwhelming majority of scientific studies to be very potent.(1) In fact, Reishi contains more Beta-Glucan than any other mushroom yet tested, up to 40% by weight in some samples.
Reishi also contains other chemicals that are believed to have health supporting properties, called triterpenoids (ganoderic acid -R, -T, -U, -V, -W, -X, -Y, and -Z) . These chemicals and Reishi's biological effects have been extensively studied and documented by Dr. Fukumi Morishige, M.D., Dr. Med. Sci., Ph.D., one of the leading experts in the world concerning Reishi. Dr. Morishige's ground breaking work with Reishi is well detailed in the book "Reishi Mushroom: Herb of Spiritual Potency and Medical Wonder" by Dr. Terry Willard. We highly recommend this book for anyone interested in reading more about this amazing mushroom.
The Beta-Glucans found in Reishi are extremely large organic molecules with a molecular weight of approximately 1,050,000, which makes absorption by the intestines difficult. In Dr. Morishige's work, he found that by co-administering Vitamin C with the Reishi, these Beta-Glucan molecules were broken down into sub-units of approximate size 30,000. As these are chain like molecules, the shorter sections of the chain have all the same properties as longer segments, but are much more easily absorbed through the stomach and intestines. This is believed to be true with other mushroom Beta-Glucans as well.
As well known as Reishi is in the orient, it is still comparatively new to the U.S. Health Supplement Industry. This is due in part to the difficulty of cultivating this mushroom. In recent discoveries, the mushroom growing industry has found ways to easily cultivate this mushroom. There are two forms of growing used for this (and some other) mushrooms. The first is to grow out the fruit body (mushroom) on sawdust or hardwood logs. The other way is to grow the Mycelium in large sterile vats of nutrient medium, much the way penicillin is produced. The mycelium is the "vegetative growth" part of the organism, just as the fruit body is essentially the "flower" of the organism.
While the Mycelium and the Fruit Body are similar in effect, there are some differences. The Mycelium contains from 15-40% Beta-Glucan and none or only trace amounts of the highly oxidized triterpenoids. The fruit body on the other hand, contains this same 15-40% Beta-Glucan and about 3-5% triterpenoids. The Mycelium product is cheaper to produce, but does not have as much research behind it It is this author’s opinion that the fruit body is probably more effective in supporting healthy immune function which can maintain the body’s ability to achieve good health.
All this may sound confusing. The question arises, "which Reishi product should I take to maintain my health"? I wish we knew the definitive answer to that. At the present time, the Full Spectrum product produced by Aloha Medicinals seems to be the best available. This has all of the forms present - Mycelium, Fruitbodies. The Beta-Glucan content of this product is 50%. This is the highest Beta-Glucan content of any cultivated Reishi being grown in the United States. Made with Organic Ganoderma.
Aloha Medicinals is the World's Largest cultivator of Medicinal Mushrooms and Mushroom derived Ingredients, supplying manufacturers in over 60 countries with raw materials for inclusion in their formulations since the year 2000. The reason Aloha Medicinals has become the world's foremost supplier is due to one thing - our Quality Control. Each and every lot of material we produce is run through an extensive range of testing to ensure consistency and potency and quality.
And all our testing is done by independent third-party FDA certified labs, so you know the results are real! Aloha Medicinals does all cultivation in our FDA Registered, and FDA certified Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) state of the art Sterile Tissue Culture facility located in Carson City, Nevada. All raw materials we manufacture are fully 100% Certified Organic and Certified Kosher. Quite Simply Aloha Medicinals manufactures the very best medicinal mushroom products available anywhere today. And we back this with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!
In developing our production processes, Aloha Medicinals looked at the chemistry of the wild collected fruitbodies, of the mycelia and of the extra-cellular compounds, and all that was known about the bioactivity of each in the human body. We then developed special growing methods including custom made growing chambers, strictly defined growth substrates (no sawdust, straw or compost is used) and specially modified growth parameters such as climate control for temperature, light cycle, air quality and composition to maximize the production of targeted medicinal compounds. By controlling each aspect of the growth cycle, Aloha Medicinals is able to produce the highest quality and the most consistent medicinal mushroom products available anywhere today, while ensuring against all possible contamination of pesticides, herbicides or other residues.
If you want the highest quality medicinal mushroom products available today, Aloha Medicinals is your best choice. 100% Certified Organic by the USDA and EU. Whether you need Full Spectrum Myco-products, or a concentrated extract.
There is a lot of confusion today from all the marketing claims on the internet about what form of mushroom product is the best to use. Some say it is the fruitbody, or the mycelium, or a hot water extract standardized for some particular compound. There is a lot of complex bio-chemistry going on in the mushroom kingdom that can be valuable for its health giving potential. We have addressed these issues here so you can decide which health supplement raw materials are the best for your use.
Fruitbodies’ are the mushrooms you see growing out of the ground or off of trees or organic debris. They are the reproductive part of the fungal organism, like the flower of a plant. Just like flowers will only bloom during a certain season, fruitbodies will only form in response to some stress in the environment, such as heat or cold, fire or flood, running out of food, or some other stress that forces the organism into a “reproduce or die” stage. The mushroom fruitbodies that you see are strictly the reproductive portion of the fungus at the end of its life cycle.
Mycelium’ is the growth form of the fungal organism. This is the state in which all of the life processes other than reproduction occur, such as growth, feeding, and competing for survival (including antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral compound production). In cultivated mushroom products, the mycelium can be grown on a solid substrate of some organic material that it would naturally grow on. For production of most mushroom-derived drugs, the compounds are extracted not from the mycelium, but from the broth or substrate the mycelium is grown in.
‘Extract’ is a word that covers a lot of possibilities. Extracts are usually made from either mushrooms or mycelium, which are extracted with some type of solvent with the intention of concentrating some desirable portion and eliminating or reducing some non-desirable portion of the fungus. There are a number of solvents which are used, depending on which type of compounds the extractor is hoping to concentrate. The two most common solvents used are Alcohol and Water. Extracts tend to be more expensive than raw materials and they may be either more potent or less potent than the raw material, depending upon which compounds are being concentrated and the desired end use of the material. The following section should clarify how extracts are made, what their uses are, and why there is so much misunderstanding about them.
‘Full Spectrum Myco-Products’ are the complete fungal material consisting of all the biologically active components, including the mycelium, primordia, fruitbodies, and most importantly, the extra-cellular compounds produced throughout the entire life cycle of the organism. It is these extra-cellular compounds (compounds that are excreted outside of the cell and into the surrounding environment) that are responsible for the main medicinal properties known from the fungal kingdom
Up to 3 Capsules twice daily with meals.