Before we can talk about Red Reishi health benefits and what you can gain by taking it on a regular basis you need to understand how your body works, specifically with regard to how it ages.
If you look at a child you will see the health and vitality bursting from him or her! Full of energy and able to repair their body very quickly from cuts, bruises and bumps and grazes. When you were young you took this excess energy for granted…it was something that just happened it was your birthright! You see at a young age your body is in perfect balance. The processes of renewal can cope more than adepquately with the process of breakdown that occurs.
Ability To Repair Your Body
If you look after your body properly, feed it well with the proper diet and get enough sleep and exercise, the chances are that you will have a more healthy longevity. However if you abuse your body the opposite may well be true.
Red Reishi Health Benefits
You will have heard the term metabolism. Most people think of this as the rate at which you process food, but that is only part of the story. Metabolism in actual fact refers to the rate at which your body grows, repairs, reproduces cells and generally reacts to the environment. The flip side of metabolism is the rate at which your cells break down.
The build up phase is called anabolic metabolism and the breakdown catabolic.
Ageing is when your catabolic overtakes your metabolic and you gradually start to break down, the outward effect of this is what we know as ageing. Reserach has shown that a healthy diet, regular exercise, an active mind and social belogning help keep premature ageing at bay!
How Does It Work?
So, how does Red Reishi fit into this process? Well, metabolism is a chemical process. The regegneration of cells is part of that and certain nutrients and phytochemicals are key in this regeneration. The same as the stress and polution of modern life are catalysts that move the breakdown process ever faster.
How Red Reishi Works
Many Bioactive Sunstances
It is thought (research continues) that the bioactive substances found in abundance in Red Reishi have a number of effects to help the metabolic processes. It is believed that taking Red Resihi on a regular basis can help in the following areas:-
- Anti-tumour properties
- Anti-microbial (anti-infection)
- Lipid lowering
- Regulation of glucose (helps protect against Diabetes and can help weight regulation)
- General slowing of the ageing process
- Liver detox
If you start taking Red Reishi, the first thing you will notice is how healthy your skin starts to look. A healthy glow is the way I’ve heard it described! You will also find you have more “get up and go” and that you have increased stamina and you will feel more “physical”.
You will also feel stronger and more “alive” and finally you will feel better mentally. More alert and generally more satisfied. Yes, I know that is difficult to quantify, its alsmost like and “inner clam” an ability to just be able to “deal with things”.
Try Red Reishi
Try Red Reishi and let me know what you think. It is still quite tough to get good Red Reishi here in the U.K. Again, I first became aware of it in North America and I did a lot of research before adding it to my supplement list. But, it does make a difference, I particularly found it help my training and in playing squash (which is a demanding game). I also found it made a positive difference in attention and concentration.