RealReishi™ – Reishi Mushroom Extract

Ganoderma lucidum

Nammex Reishi mushroom is processed by hot water extraction into a fine powder suitable for encapsulation or beverages. Our higher value extract is also extracted with alcohol.

Beta (1-3),(1-6)-glucansGreater than 30%
A group of medicinal mushrooms growing in a tunnel.
Nammex Mushroom Certificates

Nammex Reishi is 100% Pure Mushroom

No added fillers, starch, grains or mycelium

Reishi Mushroom History

Reishi mushroom has been revered in China for thousands of years. It is depicted in many Chinese works of art and is utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Today it is widely cultivated using a method of wood log cultivation in shade houses.

Scientific research into the compounds responsible for Reishi mushroom activity began in the 1970’s in China and Japan. Scientists discovered highly active beta-(1>3)-glucans with the ability to potentiate innate immunity by activating immune cells. Also discovered were secondary metabolites called triterpenoids which were present in significant amounts and sets Reishi apart from all the other medicinal mushrooms.

Reishi Mushroom Uses

Our mushroom extracts are commonly used as nutraceuticals, dietary and nutritional supplements. They are also used as a component ingredient of nutritional supplements and vitamins. Mushroom extracts are also used in many food products including but not limited to meal replacement and energy bars, snack bars, fruit and vegetable based drinks, milk and creamer based beverages, sauces and seasonings, chocolates, teas, and coffee and coffee substitutes.

Proudly Made in China

In 1996, CEO and Founder of Nammex, Jeff Chilton organized organic mushroom production in China. That initiative paid off and today all Nammex mushrooms are grown or wildcrafted deep in the mountains of China by our Certified Organic production partners.

Learn more about our growers in China.

Not All Medicinal Mushrooms Products are Created Equal

US lab-grown Reishi is mycelium grown on grain. Analysis has shown that US Reishi mycelium on grain has low levels of beta-glucan, undetectable levels of triterpenoids and very high levels of starch. Nammex only uses 100% organic fruiting bodies which are rigorously tested and guaranteed for active compounds. Learn more about the mycelia myth and the 10 Questions to Ask about Your Mushroom Supplement.

Active Compounds

Beta (1>3),(1>6)-glucans; triterpenoids; Reishi needs the wood-bound precursors to synthesize the triterpenoids for which it is famous.

Product Attributes

Certified Organic; Kosher; Vegan; Gluten-free; Non-GMO

Reishi Mushroom Research

  • Upton R., Petrone C. ed., Reishi Mushroom: Standards of analysis, Quality control, and Therapeutics. American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, 2000, Santa Cruz, Ca.
  • Chang R., Effective dose of Ganoderma in Humans. Proceedings of Contributed Symposium, 5th Mycological Congress, Vancouver 1994.
  • Paterson R., Ganoderma: A therapeutic fungal biofactory. Phytochemistry 67 (2006)