Reishi Mushroom Offers Hope For Living Healthier Longer
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Today, there are over 5,000 studies documenting the health benefits of the six primary types of reishi-red, black, blue, white, yellow and purple. Traditionally, black and red reishi have been credited with the most significant health-enhancing effects.
Reishi’s immune-enhancing properties are probably the most notable.
Reishi is used to fight immunosenescence-the loss of immune function that comes with age. Aging adults produce fewer white blood cells-the immune cells responsible for fighting against bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells.
According to Michael Smith, M.D., senior health science specialist with Life Extension in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and host of Healthy Talk radio on WWNN-AM, reishi mushroom extract can increase production of white blood cells from your bone marrow.
“Not only that, reishi helps to activate dendritic cells,” says Dr. Smith. “These cells present bacterial and viral antigens like to antibody-producing cells called B cells. As a result, you’re able to effectively fight infections before getting too sick. And if you do happen to get sick, you’ll feel better faster with more antibodies on board.”
Reishi mushrooms are also believed to activate intrinsic antioxidants, helping to reduce oxidative stress, one of the leading theories of aging. Highly reactive oxygen compounds, generated from environmental toxins and normal cellular metabolism, bind to healthy cells and tissues, causing damage.
Naturally occurring compounds in reishi can boost intrinsic antioxidants, sequestering the damaging oxygen compounds and preserving healthy cell and tissue function. In animal models, reishi was shown to increase the intrinsic antioxidant activity of plasma glutathione by 34 to 42 percent, liver catalase by 19 to 30 percent and liver glutathione by 9 percent.
Boosting liver antioxidants, such as catalase and peroxidase, is considered an extremely important strategy for living longer, given the toxic environment. The EPA estimates that over 70,000 industrial chemicals are used in the U.S.
“And if that’s not enough to make you sick,” says Dr. Smith, “government scientists estimate the average American has over 700 chemicals in his or her blood- stream at any given time.”
Living Healthier Longer
A weak immune system and high levels of oxidative stress are counterproductive to living healthier longer. For many, reishi mushroom extract offers real hope for reversing these two aging processes.
The reishi mushroom extract complex delivers powerful compounds and represents the next generation of natural immune support. For more information about reishi mushroom extract, visit http://www.LEF.org/reishi or call 1-866-748-7542.
Reishi mushroom extract complex delivers powerful compounds and represents the next generation of natural immune support.
Editor’s Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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As the Lunar New Year looms closer (a matter of days in fact), and foreseeing that we at momlovereishi.com will be busy with the upcoming festivities featuring Chinese Reunion dinner, visitations to relatives(whom unfortunately we only meet once a year), feasting( that includes cooking), and the definite impromptu ‘ban-luck (blackjack)’ sessions, we’re still actively searching the world wide web and amongst other credible sources to keep everybody informed on the benefits of reishi. This time round we have Dr. Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac.O.M.D. who combines her diverse training in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Modern Biomedicine and Cell Biology with 30 years in private practice. She writes on the 6 cancer fighting medicinal mushrooms in the link here.
Oh by the way, from now till the 24th of January, 2nd day of Chinese New Year, we at momlovereishi.com will be giving away $18 Ang Pows (lucky red packets) filled with Singapore Sweep lottery tickets with every box of KENREISHI Reishi supplements purchased!
You may be the next lucky winner of $2.2 million…HUAT AH!
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As always, I’m constantly on the lookout for current research and credible info on Reishi and its benefits towards all of us. This abstract below is from a research study done on breast cancer cells, conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Department of Physiology, Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine, Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Published Sept 2011. Because it contain medical mumbo-jumbo which might bore you from reading further, I’ve highlighted the key findings in BOLD.
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most lethal and least understood form of advanced breast cancer. Its lethality originates from its nature of invading the lymphatic system and absence of a palpable tumor mass. Different from other metastatic breast cancer cells, IBC cells invade by forming tumor spheroids that retain E-cadherin-based cell-cell adhesions. Herein we describe the potential of the medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) as an attractive candidate for anti-IBC therapy. Reishi contains biological compounds that are cytotoxic against cancer cells. We report the effects of Reishi on viability, apoptosis, invasion, and its mechanism of action in IBC cells (SUM-149). Results show that Reishi selectively inhibits cancer cell viability although it does not affect the viability of noncancerous mammary epithelial cells. Apoptosis induction is consistent with decreased cell viability. Reishi inhibits cell invasion and disrupts the cell spheroids that are characteristic of the IBC invasive pathology. Reishi decreases the expression of genes involved in cancer cell survival and proliferation (BCL-2, TERT, PDGFB), and invasion and metastasis (MMP-9), whereas it increases the expression of IL8. Reishi reduces BCL-2, BCL-XL, E-cadherin, eIF4G, p120-catenin, and c-Myc protein expression and gelatinase activity. These findings suggest that Reishi is an effective anti-IBC therapeutic.
The abstract can be found here on an excellent public medical resource PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Access the link here
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Spotted at my playground downstairs… Errr….I don’t think I’ll harvest it and leave the production of Reishi to credible sources instead. Heh. More information here
It’s been approximately 1 month and 8 days since my last post on my “self-experimentation” with KENREISHI. I’m with the realization that it has somewhat ceased to be a experiment and has progressively become a part of my daily life by now. However, before I proceed to report or bore you with updates on my personal well-being and such, I just wanted to share my reflections on what I’ve been busy with.
Stuff I’ve been busy with:
- Work. (Duh)
- Exploring potential referrals for other job opportunities. (It falls onto your lap at the strangest times)
- Masters in Training & Development program(from Griffith University) with the Institute of Adult Learning.(Honestly, never thought I’ll get that far in the arena of higher learning and academia. It somewhat fell in place, and I’m strangely enjoying every moment of it if sans the assignments and thesis. (heh) I’m giving this top priority at the moment.)
- Created the momlovesreishi website which incorporates this blog. I think it looks heck a lot more pro and aesthetically pleasing right now. My future supportive spouse agrees of course.
- Flooding the web with Search Engine Optimization strategies I’ve learned along the way. (I would be more than delighted to share with you if you’re interested…it is hard work.)
- Revamped the collateral and marketing material for KENREISHI.
- Designed business cards for Mom, Dad and me.
- Created another website/blog for my upcoming union of matrimony with my future supportive spouse. The masses love it! I love it! It’s just for laughs and to record my memoirs by the way…
- I’ve been profusely engaged in writing with my blogs, work and other stuff to get me into the “zone” and hone my skills in argumentative writing.
So anyway, enough about me….but wait. It’s still about me…Here’s a quick report on my state of health and if there are any noticeable effects of KENREISHI:
I lost my voice after a bout of training in the prisons amongst others, which progressively led to a annoying cough stemming from a throat infection. I upped the intake of KENREISHI to hopefully boost the immunity levels. I noticed the initial build-up of phlegm in the first 2 days ceased, and there were significant signs that showed the throat infection stopped escalating into a full blown ailment.
The next most noticeable thing was that my right ankle, back and left knee(old sports injuries- I sprained my ankle too many times to count) was not suffering any pains or aches(as it usually does) after a strenuous round of soccer. The aftermath of going to work the next day was not as painful, with most of the soreness coming from unused muscles and the “Monday feeling” more than anything else.
Apart from this little “cough” of recent, everything is as per normal as the last time I reported . I feel great and energized, despite all the stuff which has been keeping busy. Now, I just got to keep myself psychologically healthful, in sacrificing my Saturdays and Sundays for research and fulfilling my Masters thesis. Eeeek.
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