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6 Reasons Why Red Reishi Is The King Of Mushrooms

6 Reasons Why Red Reishi Is The King Of Mushrooms

Red Reishi Mushroom

Red Reishi is no less than the king of mushrooms. But why?

Did you know that this superior medicinal mushroom has been used in Asia throughout history, but today you can still benefit from its powerful properties, such as its ability to improve your immune system, increase your energy, protect your heart and more? 

Are you curious to learn about Red Reishi, where to find it, how to use it and how to experience its health benefits? Read on to learn everything you need to know. 

What Is Red Reishi Mushroom?

Red Reishi are an edible type of powerful medicinal mushroom considered one of the most potent superfoods. No surprise that they are also known as the ‘king of mushrooms.’

They have been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine and other parts of Asia. Recently the Western world has caught on and began using them for their powerful benefits, including fighting fatigue, increasing energy, protecting your heart, improving your immune system, benefiting your digestion and protecting against cancer.

Reishi grows on hardwood stumps and logs, including elms, maples, oaks and more in the Northern Hemisphere, including North-America. It is a soft and flat mushroom with a conspicuous red-varnished, kidney-shaped cap. It has an acquired taste, but when used in delicious recipes you will quickly learn to love it.

There are no less than 6 different colors of Reishi mushrooms: white, yellow, blue, purple, black and red. Out of all of these, Red and Black Reishi have the highest number of phytonutrients, making them the most potent. Both are used for their medicinal properties, but Red Reishi has a higher concentration of nutrients.

What Is Red Reishi Mushroom Good For?

Red Reishi has so many health benefits that it makes you wonder if it's some sort of magic. It is not magic, but a very real superfood found in nature bringing you health benefits. 

Benefits Of Red Reishi Mushroom

Red Reishi Can Improve Your Immune System

Red Reishi is a powerful mushroom that can strengthen your immune system. According to a 2008 study, Reishi has the potential to successfully lower urinary tract problems in men. This can also help the prevention and remedying of cancer.



Red Reishi Can Protect Against Cancer

Thanks to its immune system boosting properties, Reishi mushrooms can defend against tumor growth and cancer. According to a 2006 study, Reishi can enhance the immune system to protect against colorectal cancer. It can also be powerfully used with other superfoods. A 2008 study found that Reishi combined with green tea can slow cancer growth in mice with sarcoma.

Red Reishi Can Help Your Liver Function

Reishi mushroom is filled with antioxidants and can support your organs, including your liver as a result. According to a 2013 study, Reishi mushroom can help with the recovery process from acute liver injury.

Red Reishi Can Decrease Fatigue And Increase Your Energy

Lots of scientific research supports the claim that Reishi mushroom can increase your energy, decrease fatigue and improve performance. According to a 2008 study, Reishi can stimulate t-cells in athletes training in high altitudes. A 2012 study discovered that Reishi can reduce fatigue (physically and emotionally) in breast cancer patients, while a 2003 study found improved immune systems in advanced-stage cancer patients taking Reishi.

Red Reishi Can Support Your Digestion

Red reishi can also benefit your digestion, improve your metabolism and help with weight loss. According to a 2012 study, reishi has positive effects on glucose and fat metabolism.

Red Reishi Can Protect Your Heart

Red Reishi can improve your blood pressure and cholesterol and protect your heart health. According to a 2015 publication, Reishi can restore the optimal hormone levels in your body, lower stress and strengthen your cardiovascular health.

    How To Use Red Reishi Mushroom

    There are numerous fun, creative and delicious ways you can experience the benefits of Red Reishi, including eating it fresh, using it in powdered form, making tea out of it and consuming it as a part of a delicious superfood juice mix, such as Organifi Gold Juice. 

    Fresh Red Reishi

    Young fresh Red Reishi can be cooked and eaten. Avoid the inner yellow band, because it is quite bitter. Slightly brown your Reishi and use it in your dishes. Eat it in moderation to avoid digestive issues or other side effects. Older Red Reishi is almost always dehydrated. You can cook dehydrated Red Reishi like you would other dehydrated mushrooms or make tea out of it.

    Red Reishi Mushroom Powder 

    Red Reishi mushroom powders and extracts are the most common form of Reishi that you can find in health food stores, Asian supermarkets and online. Regular Red Reishi powders are simply a powdered version of the dehydrated form, whereas extracts are much more potent. For the best results, it is the best to pick extracts. You can use them in your smoothies, juices, shakes, baked goods and other recipes.

    Red Reishi Mushroom Tea

    Making Red Reishi Mushroom Tea is a rather simple process.


    • Dried Reishi Mushrooms
    • Water

    The recommended dose is 3 - 5 grams of Reishi. 3 grams is about one heaping tablespoon of broken or ground Reishi. For each 3 - 5 grams, use 4 - 5 cups of water. 


    Bring the water to a boil in a pot. Add your mushrooms and simmer for about 2 hours. Strain and let it cool then enjoy. 

    Organifi Gold Juice 

    One of the smartest and most cost-effective ways to enjoy the benefits of Red Reishi is in a combination of other powerful superfoods in a potent superfood mix.

    Lucky you, we have the perfect solution for your needs: Organifi GOLD.

    Along with Red Reishi, Organifi Gold is made with turmeric, ginger, black pepper, turkey tail, cinnamon, coconut milk, vanilla and monk fruit to bring you countless health benefits. Organifi Gold can relieve pain and inflammation, boost your immune system, help your sleep, boost your memory and improve your cognitive function.

    You can mix it with hot or warm water to enjoy it on a cool fall or winter day or add it to cold or room temperature water, smoothies, juices, shakes, baked goodies and other creative recipes. Using it regularly can upgrade your health quickly. 

      Red Reishi Mushroom Recipes

      These delicious recipes are made with Organifi Red Juice. But guess what? You can easily substitute our Red Juice with our new Organifi Gold Juice! They both include heaps of Reishi and other superfoods to protect your health. Mix it up, using Gold Juice one day and Red on another. Health doesn't need to be boring afterall! 

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q. Do Reishi mushrooms have side effects?

      A. Though Reishi is generally speaking safe and well-tolerated for most people, in some cases it is the best to consult a doctor before taking Reishi.

      You should pay attention to the following precautions:

      • Taking Reishi may include more risks if you have low blood pressure or are taking medications for blood pressure.
      • Taking Reishi may include more risks if you are taking diabetes medications.
      • Taking Reishi may include more risks if you have an immune system disorder or take medication for it.
      • Avoid high doses of Reishi if you have a very low platelet count.
      • There hasn't been enough research on the topic so it's the best to avoid using Reishi if pregnant or breastfeeding.

      Though most people don't experience serious side effects, they can occur. If you notice any of the following side effects, stop taking Reishi and talk to your doctor:

      • Allergic reactions in mouth, throat, nasal passages
      • Dizziness
      • Itchiness
      • Rash
      • Headaches
      • Stomach upset
      • Nosebleed
      • Bloody stools


      Red Reishi is a powerful superfood that can improve your immune system, benefit your liver function, protect against cancer, lower fatigue, improve your energy, protect your heart and improve your digestion. You can cook it, brew tea out of it and use it as a powdered extract.

      The most economical way to receive all the benefits of Red Reishi is by taking it along with other superfoods in a form of a superfood mix, just like Organifi Gold

      Organifi Gold can relieve pain and inflammation, boost your immune system, help you sleep, boost your memory and improve your cognitive function. Mix it with hot water for a warming fall drink or add it to any of your juices, smoothies, shakes, raw foods, dips, baked goods or other recipes. Drink it regularly to experience the benefits and upgrade your health rapidly.

      Once you try Organifi Gold, I bet you won't be able to stop drinking it and it will become part of your daily routine. Make sure to check back and share your experiences. We would love to hear your success stories.

      And remember, we're in this together.

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