…….at least ranked number one according to the ancient book, "Shinnoh Honzohkyo". The "Shinnoh Honzohkyo" is the Japanese name of the ancient Chinese text in which several hundred top health and healing plants and herbs are ranked. Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) destroyed all competition to take the coveted #1 ranking [source].
I consume reishi daily in my smoothies and I simply love it. It gives me that weird "vibration" that I get when I consume awesome superfoods (I'm still trying to figure out what that "vibration" is).
Reishi has been known as "The Mushroom of Immortality". Reishi has been used traditionally for countless applications including anti-tumor, general vitality and longevity, heart health, liver health, the list is simply endless…….as would be expected from the top ranked healer in the world.
The active nutrients of Reishi, and all mushrooms, must be extracted in some way in order to be used by the body, whether that be, by cooking, brewed as a tea, alternatively you can take various forms of liquid tinctures (very good option), and powdered and encapsulated extracts. Powder extract is my favorite, it add it to my daily smoothies.
This is one product that I recommend to family and friends for overall health, wellness, and longevity. Historically in the Far East, it was not just used to heal and nourish the body, but also to nourish a person's spiritual energies, often called the Qi (pronounced "Chee"), the Jing, and the Shen. Read more about the concept of tapping into our inner spiritual energy via herbs in an article I wrote on the inner spiritual energy, the Qi.
[photo source and good reishi read]
There is so much written on this plant, and volumes more from scientific studies in the Far East, it might be worth your time to take a look into it. Here is a link on Reishi if someone wants to do some quick in depth reading about this health and healing powerhouse.
Update 3/10/2014 I have since moved up to Reishi Spores, which are supposedly many times more healthy and potent that regular Reishi, read more on Reishi Spores here.
(Below) the one of the Reishi Spores powder I am using, sold on Amazon. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!
UPDATE 1/9/17 -(Below) A new brand called Mehdi Reishi Mushrooms Spores I ran across on Amazon. This is the one I'm currently trying, might be a good product. I like it because it is 100% reishi spores as opposed to spores mixed with Reishi Mushroom or Extract. They say in their packaging to be warned that products that are not 100% Spores may have a lot of fillers added. The are 30 individual packets in the box, so I can just add pack to my daily smoothies. I'll update you all perhaps in summer 2017 on this product……
They call me Mr. Smooth[ie]
As I have said a gazillion times, to take advantage of these amazing superfoods now popping up un the USA ……
……YOU GOTTA GET INTO DAILY SMOOTHIES!!!!
This superfood is perfect for my milkshake tasting daily smoothies, because only around a quarter teaspoon is needed for one to easily get one of the most potent superfoods known [or unknown] to man and woman in you daily regiment.
Remember, "Doubt is their Greatest Weapon"…..
…..as one author recently titled his book on how the Pharmaceutical Industry, Modern Medicine, and the Processed Food Industry will do ANYTHING in their power to convince us that these miracles of nature are a hoax or a scam.
Big Business is actually paying people to spread confusion on the web as these new Superfoods try to take root in the lucrative USA market to compete with their manufactured and processed foods and laboratory made medicines.
They are even coming after me and my blog now…..sigh
I'll stop here because I wanted to keep it short and sweet, just to put it on your mind to consider bringing the #1 ranked ancient healer and wellness "life force", and all it's energy, into your healthy regiment, because your body (and spirit) will thank you.