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How Reishi Mushrooms Reduce Stress + Anxiety

For thousands of years, reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) have been an Eastern medicine staple. Reishi has a long history of being used to reduce stress and anxiety. This is a fungus also called Youngzhi in Korea and Ling Zhi in China.

Reishi Works In The Adrenal Glands

Reishi is an adaptogenic herb that supports our adrenal glands in reducing the stress response of our nervous systems. It targets our HPA (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal) axis by regulating cortisol and epinephrine release. 

Typically after a high adrenaline event, you are more likely to feel anxiety and stress as your body adjusts to the dramatic fluctuation of adrenaline. Reishi has the ability to curb the severity of this natural occurrence.

Studies conducted to determine the viability of reishi in the decrease in stress and anxiety have shown promising results.

As a result, there are many people that use reishi mushrooms as a method of alleviating insomnia triggered by anxiety and stress.

The natural polysaccharides of this powerful fungus have a strong effect on anti-aging and cognition promotion. Reishi is strongly antioxidant for the brain. This is important as most of the cognitive decline and stress to the brain are due to oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. Therefore, Reishi helps by combatting both of these detrimental issues.

With that said, many people seek out reishi mushrooms for their calming effect on the mind. Reishi is used especially to help get over burnout, prolonged periods of stress, and the adrenal fatigue and oxidative stress often associated with being overworked.

Supplement With Reishi

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Well Theory’s Brain Booster Multi is formulated to improve mental clarity and enhance brain function. Dr. Meredith Warner’s formula features reishi mushrooms to help relieve stress and anxiety while boosting brain function.

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Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

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