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How do you take reishi mushroom, and how much?

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The reishi is a type of medicinal mushroom that has been used for centuries in Asia and elsewhere. It may help fight infections and cancer, lower stress, and improve sleep.

When taken for health reasons, reishi is usually dried or taken as an extract in the form of liquid, capsule, or powder.

A typical daily dose by mouth might be:

  • 1.5 to 9 grams of crude dried mushroom
  • 1 to 1.5 grams of reishi powder
  • 1 milliliter of reishi solution (tincture)

SOURCES:

Akbar, R. , 2011. Bioinformation

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Reishi Mushroom."

Sanodiya, B. December 2009. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology,

National Cancer Institute: Medicinal Mushrooms (PDQ®): Health Professional Version. 

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

SOURCES:

Akbar, R. , 2011. Bioinformation

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Reishi Mushroom."

Sanodiya, B. December 2009. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology,

National Cancer Institute: Medicinal Mushrooms (PDQ®): Health Professional Version. 

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

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