A popular fungus



Immune system, natural killer cells, liver protection, sleep, anxiety, depression*

For centuries Reishi has been one of the most widely used mushrooms in natural and traditional medicine.

Reishi grows in different parts of Asia and contains over 400 bioactive compounds. Research suggests that especially the content of certain proteins, polysaccharides, peptidoglycans and so called triterpenes (particularly ganodermic acids)  is what gives reishi its immune boosting and liver protecting benefits.

Ganodermic acids are demonstrated in clinical studies to have an inhibitory action on the release of histamine in mast cells (meaning ganodermic acids reduce inflammatory response). 

Several studies and  test-tube experiments have shown that reishi may have an effect on the white blood cells. White blood cells are critical for the immune system, and certain types of white blood cells called natural killer cells are especially important in fighting cancer and infections in the body. Tests within cancer patients have shown that reishi increased the activity in these natural killer cells.

These studies came to the conclusion that this reishi seems to alter inflammation pathways in white blood cells.

But the benefits of reishi don’t stop there, a series of studies focusing on various aspects of mental wellbeing points that reishi could benefit with:

  • sleep

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • focus

Science and Research

Below are scientifically studied benefits of the reishi mushroom. 

One of the most important effects of the reishi mushroom is that it can boost your immune system

What’s more, these studies have found that some forms of reishi may alter inflammation pathways in white blood cells

Research in cancer patients has shown that some of the molecules found in the mushroom can increase the activity of a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells

Natural killer cells fight infections and cancer in the body

Another study found that reishi can increase the number of other white blood cells (lymphocytes) in those with colorectal cancer https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16428086/

Many people consume this fungus due to its potential cancer-fighting properties

Some research has investigated if reishi could be beneficial for prostate cancer due to its effects on the hormone testosterone

While one case study showed that molecules found in this mushroom may reverse prostate cancer in humans, a larger follow-up study did not support these findings

Some research showed that one year of treatment with reishi decreased the number and size of tumors in the large intestine

What’s more, a detailed report of multiple studies indicated that the mushroom can beneficially affect cancer patient

Reishi’s effects on the immune system are often most emphasized, but it has other potential advantages as well.

These include reduced fatigue and depression, as well as improved quality of life.

Antioxidants are molecules that can help prevent damage to your cells

reishi capsules

Reishi capsules

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*This product does not contain psilocybin* 

60 capsules

Reishi, also known as "the mushroom of immortality," was first used by Chinese physicians over 2,000 years ago. They believed that Reishi had a potent anti-aging effect and to these people, Reishi symbolized happiness, healing and well-being. Reishi is still used by herbalists in Asia and use among western naturopaths is growing! Every vegetable capsule in your Foodsporen Reishi product is richly filled for you with highly concentrated mushroom extract from the fruiting bodies of the Reishi mushroom. The Reishi mushroom extract capsules contain no less than 30% polysaccharides!

The container (the jar) in which you will receive your capsules is made of high quality MIRON® Violet glass and is completely reusable. MIRON glass protects the product against harmful UV radiation, so that the nutrients in the capsules remain optimally protected and the shelf life significantly improves! The jar is also dishwasher safe!

Number of doses: 60 capsules

Product information
Per capsule (400mg): 
Reishi 12: 1 (Ganoderma lucidum) fruit body extract 400mg

1 capsule 1 or 2 times daily. Do not take with carbonated drinks or medicines.

Suitable for:
Vegetarians and Vegans

Not suitable for:
During pregnancy, breastfeeding and / or an allergy to one of the ingredients. When in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist. 

Foodsporen® Reishi capsules have been specially developed to supplement your daily diet with the healthy nutrients from the aforementioned mushrooms, which are freely available by the body.

Ingredients: Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose (Vegetable Capsule) 

Due to the legislation surrounding supplements, we are unfortunately not allowed to provide (complete) information about this product.


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  • Amount per dose400 mg

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