All-natural high-quality mushroom extract ideal for year-round immune health support.*. What is Vitacost Reishi Mushroom Extract? Vitacost Reishi Mushroom Extract is an all-natural standardized extract of reishi mushrooms. Bioactive compounds in reishi mushrooms include polysaccharides and the immunomodulatory protein protein Ling Zhi-8 (LZ-8) both of which are believed to have important functions in the immune system.*. Mushrooms are classified as fungi (plants without roots leaves seeds or flowers that don't require sunlight to grow) rather than vegetables and have been used for both culinary and health purposes for centuries. They are large black-brown in color rich in flavor and commonly eaten in stir-fries and soups and as a meat substitute. The Reishi mushroom Ganoderma lucidum was revered in Chinese culture thousands of years ago. Known as the “elixir of life” reishi mushrooms were believed to enhance memory and bring happiness good health longevity and a good future. It wasn’t until the 1970s that resihi mushrooms began to be commercially cultivated in Japan and scientifically tested for their health-promoting properties.*. . How does Vitacost Reishi Mushroom Extract support health? Supports healthy function of human immune cells.*. Promotes healthy function of T-cells.*. Supports the immune system’s maintenance of healthy DNA replication.*. Has antioxidant activity.*. Supports the healthy function of the male lower urinary tract.*. Why choose Vitacost Reishi Mushroom Extract? Supplies 500 mg of reishi mushroom extract per single-capsule serving. Standardized to 10% polysaccharides ensuring consistent levels of active ingredients in every dose. Contains 60 servings per bottle. Exceptional quality at an extraordinary value. About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). . . . . *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.
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21 out of 25(84%)customers recommend this product.
"not very satisfied ......due to the poor standardized dosage extract - a Reishi complex standardized extract with polysaccharides and triterpenes would be better for this product to have better value for your money"
"I don't miss a day without Reishi. Since I've been taking this supplement...I haven't had a cold sore in a year now! Reishi Mushroom Extract has so many benefit factors, it's a "must have. I take two every morning and feel great."
"I started using Reishi when I was sick with the flu and developed a kidney infection. I was very weak and my son recommended Reishi to help me get my strength back. Reishi did help me regain my strength. I now use Vitacost Reishi daily to keep my health at its optimum. I have tried more expensive brands, but I think the vitacost brand works as well as the more expensive brands"
"Heard about Reishi and medicinal mushrooms from David Wolfe. Getting the information was one thing, finding a reputable co. to get it from is another. You guys provide a quality product, it's economical, and effective. FANTASTIC!"
"I believe that when choosing Reishi, it’s important to look for an extract standardized to at least 10% polysaccharides. Which is one of the reasons that I choose this brand. And at 500mg, this extract should be equivalent to 5000mg whole Red Reishi. Now considering that, compare the price to some other brands. In my opinion, the NSI brand is better."
"A friend had beautiful skin, hair, and nails. When I asked her what she did to maintain such great health she told me that she used Reishi as a daily supplement. Although I take a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement & two herbal supplements I wanted to add Reishi to my regimen. After several weeks I find several people, whom I have not seen in a while, have complimented me on how great I am looking. I give a lot of the credit to the addition of Reishi to my diet. It is a wonderful dietary aid."
"Elixir of Life is no joke. Reishi mushroom has a tremendous effect, It has helped tremendously in helping me stay healthy through my competitive swim season. The restitant to physical stress is also a plus"