How to consume Reishi mushrooms: drinks, tinctures and recipes

So you’ve heard about all the amazing things reishi mushrooms contain, like calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, polysaccharides, triterpenes, and peptidoglycans, and now you want to know how to get all that goodness into your body.*

You came to the right place. This guide will explain how to consume reishi mushrooms with delicious recipes, helpful tips and informative recommendations.

Reishi tea

Our Favorite Ways to Consume Reishi Mushrooms

While there are many who love reishi mushrooms, their texture could be better. They are quite dense and hard, which makes them difficult to eat if you don’t know how to do it. This is not to say that they are inedible, their slightly bitter taste actually works very well in drinks and desserts, and consuming reishi mushrooms through tinctures and extracts is quite easy. Below are all the best ways to consume reishi mushrooms to reap all of their amazing potential benefits.*

Brew Reishi Mushroom Tea

Drink tea with the Queen of Mushrooms using our favorite Slow Cooker Reishi Mushroom Tea recipe. Start your day with this tea to find your balance or drink it late at night to wind down for a restful night.*

All you need are reishi mushrooms, water, a pot and a stove to make this beneficial drink. If you have a slow cooker, that’s even better! Use fresh fruiting bodies purchased or collected. Boil a 1-inch piece of dried reishi mushroom, water, a little honey and a slice of lemon. You can even customize your tea with other natural flavors.

Eat Reishi mushrooms in delicious dishes

The slightly bitter taste of reishi mushrooms will appease people who love the strong flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. Reishi has even been called the “chocolate lover’s mushroom” due to its taste similarity to dark chocolate. Reishi’s bitter taste comes from the triterpenes it contains, which may help support many of the body’s functions, including the brain and immune system.* Not only do triterpenes have all of these benefits, but their bitterness flavor works beautifully in all the dishes described in this Reishi recipe blog post. The recipe collection features a trio of delicious reishi recipes, including Uplifting Reishi Snickers Bars that will become your new favorite on-the-go treat, Sleep Soothing Truffles that make a healthy, decadent dessert, and Restorative Reishi Mushroom Chai Lattes. , which is a sweet way to start your day.

Drink Reishi Mushroom Sleep Tonic

According to Chinese herbalism, reishi mushrooms can balance the spirit, which can help promote healthy rest.* When taken occasionally, reishi mushrooms can support your relaxation and promote a restful night, while regular taking them can support consistent energy over time.* One of the best ways to take reishi mushrooms to support your relaxation is to make Reishi Mushroom Sleep Tonic.* This delicious drink has sweet notes, like syrup maple and grated nutmeg, which will encourage sweet dreams. Mix warm oat milk, nutmeg, maple syrup and reishi extract in a pot to make this soothing tonic.

Reishi Mushroom Sleep Tonic

Try Reishi Mushrooms Tinctures & Extracts

Our bodies can’t break down the tough cell walls of reishi mushrooms, which is unfortunate because that’s where all the good, active compounds in reishi mushrooms are. To benefit from them they must be extracted, which is why reishi mushroom tinctures and extracts are so wonderful. AdaptogenShrooms’s Reishi mushroom extracts go through a double extraction process with optimal alcohol percentages that ensure the extracts provide full spectrum support.

One of our most popular tinctures, DAILY 10 Tincture, includes not only reishi mushrooms, but also cordyceps, lion’s mane, reishi, turkey tail, chaga, shiitake, tremella, meshima, and maitake mushroom. This daily supplement supports immune function, adaptability to occasional stress, and cognition, to name a few benefits.* If you want a tincture that focuses on relaxation, check out Reishi Calm Tincture. It supports relaxation, immune function and the body’s ability to adapt to occasional stress.* In other words, this is the perfect tincture for people who want less stress and more jazz*

Reishi mushroom extracts

Now you know how to consume reishi mushrooms in all the best ways. For more tips on reishi mushrooms, check out AdaptogenShrooms’s other Reishi articles.

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