Reishi is a functional mushroom that has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine and other Asian practices. It has a number of benefits ranging from immunity to support for the body's natural ability to deal with physical and mental stress. 1
As COVID continues to be a reality, people are focusing on strengthening their immunity more than ever. Reishi has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years for immune support. Recent studies have also found that reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) polysaccharides modulate immune function and have potential for anti-tumor properties. Part of achieving your best performance is being healthy enough to perform and reishi mushroom can help. 2, 3, 4, 5.
Reducing Stress and Anxiety
Reishi is an adaptogen, which is a category of herbal medicines that support the body's natural ability to deal with stress. We find reishi works best in handling mental stress and anxiety when incorporated into our daily routine. Reducing stress and anxiety can help you perform better at work, on the court and lead a happier life.
Helping Balance Sleep Cycles
Consistent with its stress coping adaptogenic properties, Reishi may help improve sleep cycles. Investing in performance is part of an everyday routine, just as with training, so it goes with nutrition. The more reishi is incorporated into daily routine, the better our team has found its benefits to sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for preparing for work, competition, life and recovery from athletic performance. Sleep well, perform your best.
We know you’re dedicated to putting in the groundwork to lay a foundation for the future. Peak performance doesn’t come easy. Routine and practice drive our lives because we know it pays off in the end. Ensuring your body has the functional nutrition for you to achieve your best is a daily practice, which is why we find incorporating reishi into a daily routine is the most impactful practice. We love having Star Power Adaptogenic Cocoa, which contains reishi, cordyceps, chaga and lion’s mane with our morning coffee for a delicious mocha, in a smoothie, or on oatmeal to be a delicious way to get our daily dose of reishi.
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