Life Itself

Reishi & Cacao Tincture 2oz

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This very unique blend of Wild Foraged Mountain Reishi, and Peruvian Criollo Cacao Nibs was created to support the opening of your heart, the fullness of your presence, and inspire the simple contentment referred to as “zen”.

We wild forage Reishi at it’s peak medicinal value in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Reishi has been revered for millennia, dating back to ancient Asia where Zen Masters would drink it’s extracts because of it’s ability to aid in achieving enlightened states. It can be found to this day inscribed on many ancient temples where enlightened masters used it for transcendent purposes.

Gratefully, this mushroom is no longer exclusive to royalty and spiritual masters. And! We have come to find through modern science that there are many tangible benefits to our physical, mental, and emotional systems. A few well studied benefits of Reishi are:

Boosts Immune System: Reishi mushrooms contain polysaccharides and triterpenes that have been shown to modulate immune function, potentially enhancing the body’s ability to defend against pathogens.

• Anti-inflammatory Properties: Studies have demonstrated the anti-inflammatory effects of bioactive compounds found in Reishi mushrooms, such as ganoderic acids, which may inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokines and enzymes.

•Supports Heart Health: Research suggests that Reishi mushrooms may contribute to cardiovascular health by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, possibly through mechanisms involving nitric oxide production and cholesterol metabolism.

• Antioxidant Effects: Reishi mushrooms are rich in polyphenols and other antioxidants, which scavenge free radicals and mitigate oxidative stress, thereby protecting cells from damage and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

• Improves Sleep: While the exact mechanisms are not fully understood, some studies suggest that Reishi mushrooms may promote sleep by modulating neurotransmitter activity and reducing stress and anxiety levels.

• Enhances Liver Function: Bioactive compounds in Reishi mushrooms, such as triterpenes and polysaccharides, have been shown to support liver health by promoting detoxification pathways and reducing liver inflammation and fibrosis in animal studies.

• Potential Cancer-fighting Properties: Preclinical studies have indicated that Reishi mushrooms exhibit anti-cancer properties, including inhibiting tumor cell proliferation, inducing apoptosis, and modulating immune responses, although further research is needed to elucidate their efficacy in human cancer treatment.

• Stress Reduction: Compounds found in Reishi mushrooms, such as triterpenes and polysaccharides, have been shown to modulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and reduce levels of stress hormones like cortisol, potentially promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety.

• Balances Blood Sugar: Research suggests that Reishi mushrooms may have hypoglycemic effects, possibly through mechanisms involving insulin sensitivity improvement, glucose uptake enhancement, and inhibition of carbohydrate-digesting enzymes.

• May Boost Energy: While evidence is limited, some studies suggest that Reishi mushrooms may enhance energy levels and reduce fatigue, possibly through mechanisms involving improved oxygen utilization, mitochondrial function, and stress adaptation.

While Reishi really is the star of this show, we added carefully sourced, Organic Cacao Nibs to support the heart opening intention as Cacao is known in Central/South America as a “Heart Opening Medicine”. Cacao helps dilate the blood vessels, increasing the total absorption of Reishi’s beneficial compounds.

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