Only six kinds of Reishi mushrooms have been studied in great detail among st the 2,000 known species. These six are the blue, red, black, white yellow and purple Reishi.
The most beneficial are the black and the red and it is the latter, the red one, that has been found to be the most effective in improving one's overall health.
The red Reishi mushroom is composed of very complex carbohydrates called
polysaccharides that strengthen the immune system and enhance many bodily functions and the vital
Aside from the polysaccharides, no other active ingredient has been identified in the red Reishi that can be accredited for the mushroom s's excellent health enhancing abilities. No known side effects are caused by consuming it over long periods of time, making it very desirable to those seeking natural cures.
It does not treat particular diseases but appears to enhance the whole body......it is a preventative agent that acts by making the immune system stronger thus reducing the possibility of sickness. A healthy immune system combats viruses, bacteria and other microbes.....a compromised immune system allows them to gain ground.
The main benefit of the red Reishi is then in the overall health of the body and in the improvement of memory and the easing of tensions and stress.