Reishi Mushroom

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How does Reishi Mushroom work?

Reishi mushroom contains chemicals that seem to have a variety of potentially beneficial effects, including activity against tumors (cancer) and beneficial effects on the immune system.

Are there safety concerns?

Reishi mushroom might be safe for most people. It can cause some side effects including dryness of the mouth, throat, and nasal area along with itchiness, stomach upset, nosebleed, and bloody stools. Drinking reishi wine can cause a rash. Breathing in reishi spores can trigger allergies.

Do not take reishi mushroom if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have low blood pressure.
  • You have a blood clotting disorder.

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