What is Reishi
Reishi is a Japanese mushroom traditionally used for its many health
promoting properties. In the far east Reishi has been used for over 2000
years to treat a variety of disorders and promote vitality. From high blood
pressure and cholesterol control to disease prevention and treatment for
fatigue, Reishi is non-specific, it works to bring the entire body to a
healthy balances state.
Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) contains hundreds of active elements that
have excellent effects on the immune system - that's why it is an excellent
medicinal mushroom. Besides protein, vitamins and amino acids,
polysaccharides, triterpene, fatty acids and alkaloids, Reishi is rich in
various forms of beta-glucans (1.3 D and 1.6 D) and organic germanium
well-known for their immuno-modulator and anti-carcinogenic properties. Red
Reishi (Ling Zhi) turned out to be the richest in polysaccharides - organic
type beta-glucans which has been proven by clinical tests that activate the
defensive anti-cancer components of the immune system.
Why Reishi 5000?
Besides the super strength therapeutic power of polysaccharides, by removing
wood fiber and undigested extraction fractions through a complex
Provita Nutrition Reishi 5000 becomes 100% Bio-active, with maximum
bioavailability and therapeutic efficiency.
Japan included this fungus high up in the list of treatments for cancer
because it proved that may inhibit angiogenesis and metastases and most
important, induces apoptosis (cancerous cell death). But the beneficial
effects of Reishi fungus are not limited to treating cancer only. It has
positive effects on blood circulation, blood glucose and cholesterol and it
slows down the aging of internal organs. It also protects liver cells,
helps the hormonal balance, contributes to regeneration of nerve
cells, etc. Red Reishi is also used to help treat anxiety, high blood
pressure, hepatitis, bronchitis, insomnia, and asthma. Therefore Reishi
mushroom is considered a great natural treatment in Japan.
Reishi and Vitamin C
Polysaccharides are made from a large number of molecular components
- millions of atoms - and it is quite difficult for the body to assimilate
them. Vitamin C has the property to convert polysaccharides in oligoglucans
which are easily absorbed by the body. Oligoglucans activates macrophages
which trigger the immune system. Macrophages devour any foreign bodies
in the body.
Japanese Doctor Fukumi Morishige, currently working at the Institute for
Science & Medicine Linus Pauling, recommended in some advanced cancers cases
the use of Reishi associated with high doses of Vitamin C. We recommend
C - 100% pure crystals or intravenous administration of injectable vitamin
C. Doses of polysaccharides recommended by Dr. Morishige for different
cases of cancer or hepatitis (at the time the maximum concentration of
polysaccharides was 5% and it was called "essence").
Below is the up to date dosage chart for the concentration of
polysaccharides in Provita Nutrition's Reishi 5000:
Brain tumor: 4-6 capsules per day. Duration: minimum 2 months
Lung cancer: 4-6 capsules per day. Duration: minimum 6 months
Advanced breast cancer: start with 6 caps per day and increase
the dose up to 12 caps / day. + 10g Vitamin C per day. Duration:
Rectum cancer spread to the liver: 4-6 capsules per day.
Duration: minimum 6 months
Pancreas cancer: 6 capsules/ day + 30g Vitamin C per day.
Duration: 6 months
Hepatitis: 3-6 capsules per day + 6g Vitamin C per
day for 2-3 months. After remission, because hepatitis is a chronic disease,
continue with a maintenance dose of 1 reishi capsule with 2-3g Vitamin
C a day.
Other forms of cancer: in general follow the same dosage 4-12
reishi capsules + 6 to 30g Vitamin C per day.
Read more about Dr.
Fukumi Morishige's reishi treatment at:
Medical properties of Reishi:
Polysaccharides: Strengthen the immune system, balance the
carbohydrates in the bloodstream.
Organic Germanium: Increases the level of oxygen in the blood,
reduces free radicals and secondary effects in the body's electromagnetic
field. Also balances the function of molecules around the cancerous cells.
Adenosine: Reduces bad cholesterol and fat, prevents blood
fragmentation, facilitates blood circulation in vessels blocked by deposits
of fat and lipids, balances the metabolic rate and revitalizes the body.
Triterpenoids: Strengthen the digestive system, build protection
against allergies and reduce cholesterol and fat.
Ganoderic Essence: helps rejuvenate the body tissue, preserves
the body functions and maintains youthfulness, overcomes skin diseases and
beautify the skin. It's also effective for external use such as wounds,
ulcers of the mouth and bleeding.
Ganoderma's effects of the body can be grouped in 5 stages:
1 - Health Assessment stage (1-30 days): Ganoderma helps to
detect hidden diseases and toxins in the body and acts to regulate body's
functions. During this process the body will manifest symptoms known as
"reflexes" . These reactions are not side effects but help us identify
problem areas within the body.
2 - Purification and detoxification (1-30 weeks): Reishi is
known as the toxins elimination master due to its ability to
get rid of excess uric acid, lactic acid, cholesterol, fat deposits, toxins
and dead cells accumulated in the body. Toxins circulate through the
bloodstream and are removed (using kidney and liver) in urine, stool, but
also by sweat, eczema on the skin, saliva and mucus.
3 - Balancing stage (1-12 months): During the balancing
process many reactions can occur. Do not be alarmed because this is a sign
that the body heals. If the reaction is too strong reduce the dose.
4 - The Recuperation stage(6-24 months): Ganoderma will
continue to repair the affected parts of the body and to strengthen the
immune system against the disease. It provides the elements and vitamins
essential for a rapid recovery.
5 - Ever-youth stage (1-3 years): Fundamentally, Ganoderma
is used to maintain optimal level of body functions and maintain well-being.
Medical properties of Ganoderma lucidum:
Medical trials conducted by Dr. Shigeru Yuki proved that Ganoderma is
effective because its basic properties, namely:
- Lowers the level of cholesterol and fat in blood,
- Lowers blood sugar level and stabilizes the pancreatic functions,
- Decreases the lipids and repairs red cell blood membrane
- Triterpene compounds - known as ganoderic acids, which have been shown
also to lower blood pressure, reduce platelet stickiness and may decrease
- Has strong antihepatotoxic properties, which have been shown to protect
liver cells from chemically induced injury, (chemotherapy).
- Has been found to have interferon-inducing activity
- Can be used as a supplement during chemotherapy or radiotherapy to reduce
side-effects such as fatigue, loss of appetite, bone marrow suppression and
risk of infection.
- Reduces the toxic effects during chemotherapy and radiotherapy and
relieves pain in patients with advanced stages of the disease
- Helps in the prevention and treatment of cancer by enhancing the immune
system, reducing the number of cancerous cells and by slowing down the
growth of tumors.
- Reishi's active components are proven to stimulate, modulate and
beneficially affect the entire immune system
Based on study findings, laboratory research, its anti-cancer
abilities and its use in traditional medicine, the Japanese government has
officially recognized Ganoderma Lucidum as a cancer treatment.
Available in 90 capsules bottle here.