Alaskan Reishi, aka Artist's Conk, Ganoderma Applanatum, Bear's Bread

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Alaskan Reishi Mushroom, aka Artist's Conk scientific name is Ganoderma Applanatum.

It is a direct cousin to Reishi Mushroom aka Ganoderma Lucidum.

These tinctures were made from wild-foraged conks here in the Fairbanks Alaska region. Artist's Conk is an adaptogen that shares some properties with it's more famous cousin reishi.

It is known for many medicinal purposes but is also used in drinks, food, and soups all the world in interesting ways including being blended, water extracted, and even fermented with lemon juice to add to various dishes for its' benefits and umami flavor.

It is believed to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-tumor properties according to both traditional and scientific principles. Even gorillas covet this interesting mushroom!

Alaskan Reishi's main benefits come from the beta-glucans (aka polysaccharides). They are thought to pass through the stomach undigested and go on to promote T-cells and natural killer cells responsible for virus and tumor control.

It is also thought to up-regulate nitric oxide which promotes blood-flow to the arteries, relaxing them and improving blood pressure.

Scientific research strongly supports Alaskan Reishi's properties including:

-reducing viral infection in bees

-inducing apoptosis and autophagy in breast cancer, and colon cancer cells

-increase glutathione levels

-liver protective effects, preventing high levels of ALT, AST and ALP (liver enzymes measured to determine liver inflammation)

-elevates SOD (super oxide dismutase)

With the growing attention being focused on the health properties of wild mushrooms, we are sure to learn a lot more about them in the coming years.

The above is for information purposes only. This product is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease.