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Why We (Still) Love Reishi Mushroom Powder So Much

Why We (Still) Love Reishi Mushroom Powder So Much

Reishi mushroom powder is one of the most potent ingredients in our popular Red Juice mix. And we love it so much, we just updated our unique blend of antioxidants, adaptogens, vitamins, and minerals, with an 8:1 Reishi mushroom ratio.

Read that again: 

Red Juice now features 8:1 Reishi mushroom ratio. 

Why? Because Reishi is just that good!

Reishi is not called the “mushroom of immortality” for nothing; it’s been used for centuries in Eastern medicine across China, Japan, Tibet, Thailand and more for its many health benefits and particular capacity to improve the appearance of skin.

Reishi mushroom benefits the metabolism, energy levels, immunity, skin, blood sugar levels - and more.

Research continues to show that both dried reishi mushroom and reishi mushroom powder have an incredibly positive effect on the body, potentially fighting anything from respiratory infections to depression and even cancer.  

We don’t believe in miracle herbs or mushrooms, but we do believe in the power of superfoods and nature. While Reishi mushroom alone is not the cure for these conditions, the medical evidence shows that Ganoderma lucidum -Reishi’s scientific name- does improve metabolic rate, the immune system, and your skin.


Why We Still Love Reishi Mushroom Powder:

We’ve just scratched the surface of the reishi mushroom benefits so far, let’s dig deeper into why reishi mushroom powder in Red Juice and even dried reishi mushroom make a great addition to your nutritional health arsenal:

Glowing Skin:

We’ve discussed the reishi mushroom benefits for your skin before, but here are the main reasons we love, love, love, this mushroom and why it helps your skin feel and look silky smooth and young. This is why it garnered the impressive “mushroom of immortality” moniker!

  • Contains beta-glucans for smooth skin: these natural forms of polysaccharides (sugar) reduce irritation effects on dry or itchy skin, plump expression lines or wrinkles, and expedite wound healing. They’re your skin’s little helpers for graceful aging, and one of the main reasons people could not get enough of them in Asia.

    Note: our Red Juice has one gram of sugar, so don’t be afraid when you hear about beta-glucans! Reishi mushroom powder in addition to the other skin-supporting ingredients of Red Juice band together to make you look and feel radiant.

  • They’re full of antioxidants: aging is an oxidative process; free radicals attack healthy cells, and as the body ages its ability to neutralize free radicals decreases. The high antioxidant component in reishi and reishi mushroom powder increases the body’s ability to fight wrinkle-inducing free radicals.

  • Could Reduce Inflammation: the anti-inflammatory properties of Reishi help reduce the swelling and redness associated with acne, wounds, and blemishes. 

  • May Support Natural Body Detox: the skin is your body’s largest organ, often what looks like an inexplicable bout of back acne or a random rash is actually a cry for help from the liver. The more and better the liver rids your body of toxins, regulates fat, and sugar, the shinier your skin gets.

Metabolism + Energy Boost:

Feeling that afternoon slump? Needing that coffee-fix or else you can’t make it to five? We’ve all been there, but not everyone is dealing with it in the healthiest way. Instead of reaching for a sleep-disrupting cup of joe, or a guilt-filled doughnut reishi mushroom powder in a drink can give you the same proverbial wings and energy boost, without the side effects.

  • Reishi Mushrooms are Adaptogens: they help the body deal with stress, combat low energy and maintain homeostasis (balance) working with hormones like cortisol to detect your needs for energy and relaxation and helping you reach the middle point.

  • Support Metabolic Rate: in animal studies, Reishi helped modulate lipid and cholesterol metabolism, effectively managing fat levels. It is also used to promote healthy metabolism and digestion.

Natural Liver Detox:

Reishi mushrooms may improve liver detox and function, due to their high antioxidant value, helping the liver process and flush out toxins more effectively. Multiple studies point to the hepatoprotective nature of reishi mushroom powder. 

Supports The Immune Response

The same beta glucans and antioxidants that make your skin shine bright like a diamond, help strengthen your immune system in a natural and effective way. Antioxidants help you fight off infections and free radical damage, while beta glucans promote the activity of natural killer cells and cytotoxic T-lymphocytes which fight infection and more.

These are just some of the reasons reishi mushroom powder is in Red Juice. There’s also the nutritional value of this adaptogen mushroom alone:

Remarkable Nutritional Value

Reishi mushroom benefits are not limited to their antioxidant power or beta glucans, although they are a big reason behind our reformulation choices. Reishi mushroom powder is also filled with the same nutritional values that the fresh mushrooms have. Notably, the Vitamin B6, Niacin, and Iron levels are especially powerful for people with plant-based diets.


Compound

Content [mg/100 g]

Calcium

832

Phosphorus

4.150

Iron

82.6

Magnesium

1.030

Sodium

375

Potassium

3.590

Vitamin B1

3.49

Vitamin B2

17.10

Vitamin B6

0.71

Choline

1.150

Niacin

61.9

Source

Why Reishi Mushroom Powder Instead of Reishi Mushrooms?

Let’s be honest: nobody likes to chew on wood (unless you’re Potato the Dog who apparently greatly enjoys the flavor) and Reishi mushroom has a strong woody taste and bitter, rubbery texture that takes some getting used to. 

Reishi mushroom powder retains all the nutritional, age-supporting, and health value, but none of the fallen-timber aftertaste that you don’t like. 

Dried reishi mushrooms are another great alternative to have, but they’re not guaranteed to be that much better in flavor; it depends on the preparation. 

That’s why we prefer reishi mushroom powder -now in high concentrations- to make our special Red Juice blend and get all those incredibly reishi mushroom benefits in a berrylicious drink that makes your former caffeine-fix look like dirty-sock-juice. Ok, maybe not that bad, but this is definitely tasty, full of energy, and caffeine (and wood!) free.

Want to try fresh or dried reishi mushrooms anyway? Here’s the right way to eat reishi mushrooms to get the health benefits.

The higher concentration of reishi mushroom powder in our reformulated Red Juice increases the effectiveness and impact of the reishi mushroom benefits for skin, metabolism, and overall health. 

Other Ways to Get Reishi Mushroom Benefits

Reishi mushroom powder may be available to you at natural food stores, your favorite organic store, or right here at Organifi as part of our superfood blends. However, you may still want to get creative with your concoctions, and we’re here for that: you can add dried reishi mushrooms to some meals, prepare your own teas and tinctures, or try blending it into juices. 

Here are some of our most popular recipes and tips to get reishi mushroom benefits in food and drinks.

Get the New and Improved Red Juice:

Just like Google didn’t stick to their 1999 logo or layout, we weren’t going just to sit around and not get you a 2.0 version of this great formula. You’re growing and evolving, and we’re keeping up with you.

Our 11 superfoods blend full of antioxidants and the adaptogen power of reishi, support healthy aging and your metabolism with a smoother, enhanced and more refreshing berry flavor that will have you smacking your lips and feeling oh-so-energetic. 

All with barely one gram of sugar! Enjoy Organifi Red Juice before working out or as your afternoon pick-me-up for physical and mental energy.

Other Benefits of Red Juice:

Our Red Juice blend also contains other antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables,  and other adaptogen mushrooms.

  • Cordyceps: adaptogen mushroom that speeds up metabolic rate for easier fat burn, it increases energy, stamina, and helps manage fatigue.
  • Rhodiola: adaptogen root that also increases the resting metabolic rate. This helps with fat burn but also with energy levels, ideal for the afternoon slump.
  • Siberian Ginseng: helps lower blood pressure and restore energy levels with great taste. Used in traditional Eastern medicine for mental clarity.
  • Acai: one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits available today, originally from Brazil, it’s great to fight infections, aging, and increase Vitamin C intake.
  • Beets: support liver detox through blood purification and oxygenation. Help improve the appearance of skin by helping the liver clear out toxins.
  • Berries: Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, and Cranberries make Organifi Red Juice an antioxidant powerhouse, full of the deliciously sweet flavor of these red berries and all their health benefits. Vitamin C, Vitamin A,  Manganese, Copper, Iron, Folic Acid, Magnesium, and other micronutrients essential for adequate eye health, blood sugar moderation, and digestion.
  • Pomegranate: another excellent source of antioxidants, this delicious fruit supports cardiovascular health and blood flow.

Dehydrated slowly to preserve the nutritional content of each ingredient, pulverized and packaged to give you the same flavor and feeling of a freshly blended smoothie, Organifi Red Juice is now better than ever. Richer berry flavor and more reishi mushroom benefits, we can’t wait for you to try and let us know what you think!

Drop us a comment, tag us in your experiments and remember - we’re in this together!

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