Why take reishi and who should take it? The primary benefit of Reishi is its ability to support and modulate the immune system to an optimal level. Hence, Reishi is beneficial even for a healthy person. It is best to make red Reishi a part of your daily routine for preventative health. There is a long list of all the benefits of Reishi mushrooms. Reishi can help with immune issues, stress, cancer, hepatitis B, HIV, insomnia, fatigue, asthma, coronary heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and type two diabetes. Reishi is anti-bacterial, an antioxidant. Red Reishi contains these major ingredients: Water-soluble polysaccharides (lowers blood pressure, maintains immune system, fights tumors), ganoderic acid (helps fight against common allergies), beta and hetero-beta-glucans (anti-tumor, stimulates the immune system), and Ling Zhi-8 protein (anti-allergenic, modulates the immune system). Reishi is an adaptogen, therefore it does not become toxic in one’s system like too much echinachea would! One of our Wolf Zen babies has been raised on reishi from 6 months and has never been sick!