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What are the risks of taking reishi mushroom?

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Reishi mushroom have long been used as medicine to fight infections and other conditions. It can pose harm if you are on certain drugs, including for low blood pressure, diabetes, or immune system disorders.

Higher doses of reishi mushroom might make bleeding more likely if your platelet count is very low.

It’s unclear if reishi mushrooms are safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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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