Reishi, Ling Zhi, and "the lacquered polypore" are a few names that exist for this wonderful mushroom. It is known as the “mushroom of immortality," the “herb of spiritual potency,” and the “10,000 year mushroom.” Not a plant or an herb, it is a varnished conk mushroom with a reddish-orange cap that grows in nearly all parts of the world.
One of the most studied mushrooms to date, Ganoderma tsugae promotes longevity and healthy living in a variety of ways. Being an alkaloid mushroom, it can help promote a healthy body's pH. It helps maintain healthy blood sugar, healthy blood pressure and healthy liver function. Reishi promotes healthy immune system because it contains over 100 polysaccharides and 120 triterpenoids. The triterpenoid compounds also help with a healthy histamine response and respiratory health.