Reishi (Lat. Ganoderma lucidum) is the Japanese name for fungi that belong to the Ganodermataceae family. They are also known as lingzhi, which in Chinese means “herb of spiritual power”. They have been known and used in traditional Far Eastern medicine for over 2,000 years. In Asia, Reishi is considered a remedy for any ailments. What else should you know about reishi?



  • Reishi mushrooms belong to the group of adaptogens. They owe their special properties to, among others compounds such as beta-glucan, polysaccharides and tripertenes.
  • The holistic effect of Reishi brings the body into a state of homeostasis. Thereby, these highly valued mushrooms are used in the treatment of insomnia, neurosis or chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • SUPERSONIC Calm Cacao is a delicious, quick to prepare drink containing Reishi mushrooms. It was created for people who desire to compose themselves and calm their nervous system down after a hard day full of challenges.


Reishi mushrooms – properties


Reishi mushrooms work on many different levels. Therefore, they are considered to be one of the so-called superfoods.


Beta-glucan contained in them increases the number of T lymphocytes and macrophages, and thus effectively supports the body’s resistance to diseases. Macrophages are a special type of white blood cells that destroy harmful pathogens. They constitute a barrier to microorganisms and prevent the disease process from developing. On this account, Reishi mushrooms are eagerly used by people with reduced immunity, struggling with recurring infections.


Reishi is also a rich source of polysaccharides and tripertens, including ganoderic acids (GA) which lower the risk of infection or inflammation. These compounds also show antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Regular use of these mushrooms can help fight upper respiratory tract as well as urinary tract infections. The immunomodulatory effect of Reishi mushrooms is also helpful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.


Reishi is also a treasury of strong antioxidants that eliminate harmful effects of free radicals on the body, and thus reduce oxidative stress which is the cause of many civilization diseases, such as diabetes, arteriosclerosis, as well as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.


Reishi – holistic effect on health


Research scientists who studied the mode of action of Reishi have concluded that the effect of this mushroom on the body is multidimensional. This means in practice that it affects both your physical health and well-being.


The stabilizing effect of Reishi on the hormone balance leads to strengthening of your nervous system. Thanks to the high content of organic germanium compounds, Reishi mushrooms increase the efficiency of oxygen use and at the same time protect cells against harmful impact of free radicals. Particularly noteworthy is the effect of Reishi on the functioning of your brain. Adaptogenic mushrooms perfectly calm down, bring you into a state of relaxation and reduce effects of stress. What’s more, they foster relaxation and recovery. They help you to relax and unwind, and thus are recommended in the treatment of both depression and neurosis.




After a challenging day, Reishi mushrooms will be a perfect relaxation drink. They go especially well with hot cocoa.


SUPERSONIC Calm Cacao is an innovative mix of cocoa beans and herbal ingredients, including Reishi mushrooms. One cup of a steaming drink is enough to experience an incredibly relaxing ritual that takes cocoa drinking to the next level.




Reishi mushrooms is a food product that supports both your physical and mental health. Perfectly unwinds and relaxes after a challenging day, and at the same time soothes the symptoms of everyday stress. What’s more, they are widely used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases and various allergies, as well as in the prevention of certain types of cancer. Moreover, scholars agree that it is also a real source of youth and incomparable help in combating fatigue and sleep problems.



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