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Great for Chronic Fatigue and mental clarity
on 20 August 2017
I first tried medicinal mushrooms was after seeing a video with Dr Dietrich Klinghardt who suggested that Shiitake mushrooms were helpful for Chronic Fatigue. I tried a blend of `Reishi, Shiitake and Maitake` from Solgar which certainly had the the desired effect, reducing fatigue, helping with mental focus and improving my sleeping patterns. I would say this Reishi powder seems as effective and maybe even a little more potent.
Having the supplement as powder rather than a capsule does come with a couple of disadvantages. Firstly the taste is less than pleasant and the powder is not easily soluble. I have learnt to live with the taste, and in order to help mix the powder into water, I use a mini battery powered coffee whisk (frother) which does get the job done.
Overall the packaging and quality do seem up to Indigo Herbs usual high standards. The back of the pack says the origin of the mushrooms is China.
As with any herbal medicine/ supplement it is worth doing your homework on potential side effects. I found Livestrong.com to be a good resource. It has a few articles on Reishi worth reading. WebMD.com is worth a look too. There are some warnings of potential liver/blood pressure effects and warnings for people with bleeding disorders.
For anyone interested, other things that helped with Chronic Fatigue and improving energy:
-B12 (500 micrograms)
-Iodine (kelp or Detoxadine)
-Magnesium (Dr`s Best)
-Ionic trace minerals