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Reishi mushrooms have been used medicinally in Asia for over 2000 years and have recently gained popularity all over the world because of their incredible health benefits. As one of the most potent adaptogens, reishi helps return the body to a balanced state and fight off stress. 

Adaptogens help your body’s hormonal response to stress and help your body adapt to stress. Adaptogens: KG’s Deep Dive

Traditionally reishi was dried and made into a tea but it’s widely found in powder and pill form as well. There are many different reishi products out there, so it’s important to do your research and find one that’s good quality,  we’ve linked some of our favorite products below. The best way to take reishi is first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. Katherine used to add the powder to Bulletproof Coffee or Matcha but it can be added to smoothies, oatmeal or taken in capsule form.  


As one of the most studied natural products on earth, reishi hosts a multitude of proven benefits.

  • Positively impacts anxiety and depression 
  • Anti-inflammatory properties 
  • Increased immune function 
  • Aids with sleep disorders and insomnia 
  • Enables mental clarity
  • Reduces fatigue and exhaustion
  • Healing properties for frequent infections (UTI, respiratory infections, etc.)  and viruses (hepatitis, the flu, etc.)
  • Restores hormonal balance and homeostasis 
  • Helps with various disorders (skin, diabetes, etc.) and diseases (heart disease, autoimmune, etc. 
  • Lessens food allergies and asthma
  • Supports digestive problems and stomach ulcers
  • Considered to be an antioxidant
  • Encouraging effects on tumor growth, cancer and chemotherapy

There isn’t much that reishi doesn’t help with which is why you should consider adding it to your routine. Although like most adaptogens, it takes some time and consistency to be able to feel and reap the benefits, it’s totally worth it! To read up more, check out: Adaptogens: KG’s Deep Dive.


Katherine Garbarino, AKA KGMTL, has been building her online presence for the past 3 years. An open book about almost everything, KG’s voice has become a household sound, with an incredible and dedicated fanbase; obsessed with her knowledge of health, wellness, fashion and fitness.

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