How is it that a simple mushroom can have such wide-ranging health effects? Keep in mind that there isn’t one single cause of aging and disease. Numerous factors contribute to these conditions—meaning that in order to combat them, you need to fight them from a multi-targeted approach. What makes Reishi mushroom beneficial to so many varied aspects of your health is its actions on many different targets in your body.
Reishi extracts are known to: Protect cellular DNA from oxidant damage that causes aging and cancer.
Protect mitochondrial DNA and the mitochondria themselves from oxidant damage that weakens their energy-producing abilities and makes them inefficient, another major cause of aging.
Increase levels and activity of a large suite of natural intracellular antioxidant molecules, resulting in reduced oxidation of cell membranes and organelles that lead to aging and its related diseases.
Protect kidney tubule cells from oxidant damage that leads to kidney failure.
Increase expression of a key longevity gene and promote an increased life span in mammals and other organisms.
Several studies have shown that Reishi is one of the most powerful mushrooms with regard to antioxidant characteristics.
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