Ganoderma lingzhi, also known as reishi, is a polyporous mushroom (support mushroom) native to East Asia that belongs to the Ganoderma genus. Japanese companies are especially known for developing cultivation and manufacturing techniques that produce the highest quality Reishi in the world, a reputation that has been reinforced by the Japanese government's strict regulation of the domestic reishi industry. Based on the many cases of improvement seen in patients with serious illnesses who used Reishi products, several countries, including China and the United Kingdom, are now investigating the medical applications of reishi more thoroughly.
The best time to drink reishi is at night, after dinner, but close enough to bedtime that you know that those sacred compounds travel through your circulatory system as you go into a horizontal state. The consumption of mushroom extracts with food can significantly alter the rate and degree of absorption of triterpene glycosides.
Reishi mushrooms and hair growth Reishi mushrooms contain triterpenes and beta-glucans, which play a role in overall hair health and growth. Because they also have high levels of antioxidants, they can protect the body and hair from free radicals and environmental toxins.
Finally, keep in mind that eating medicinal mushrooms requires patience and you won't see immediate benefits. It takes at least two weeks to notice the effects of functional fungi, and taking a week off every four to six months is recommended, Kessler says.