Reishi 16:1 Extract Capsules


Vitalita’s Organic 16:1 Reishi Mushroom capsules have harmonizing, balancing, and immune supporting benefits. Reishi is famous for being an adaptogen, a substance which helps the body respond better to stress. It also has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine for prolonging life, as well as aiding cognition and the heart.

350mg per capsule, 30 capsules per bottle

Certified Organic 

Made with fruiting bodies, no grain or fillers.

350mg per capsule, 30 capsules per bottle

Certified Organic 

Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule daily for best results.

350mg of 16:1 Reishi is equivalent to 5.6 grams of raw product.

Reishi (Ganoderma Lingzhi)

The Reishi mushroom is a fungus that grows in various hot and humid locations in Asia. For centuries, it has been a staple in Eastern medicine. It was sometimes reserved for emperors due to it’s rarity but is now cultivated and more widely available.  Some herbalists have even dubbed it the “King of Mushrooms.” Reishi mushrooms have a number of health benefits. They boost the immune system, have antiviral properties, fight inflammation, assist with blood pressure and cholesterol, support healthy liver function, battle fatigue, ease depression, and even fight cancer.


Reishi mushrooms are highly antioxidant, protecting the body from free radicals such as air pollution, radiation, and toxins. They also enhance the function of the immune system by increasing the activity of white blood cells, warding off infections.

Chronic inflammation is responsible for many health issues. Well known for its anti-inflammatory effects, Reishi can be applied orally or topically to help the body battle inflammation. Topically, it is as effective as the hormone cortisol, found in many topical medications, to treat skin conditions.[1]

Reishi is used to control blood pressure and cholesterol. The mushrooms have a natural ability to lower blood pressure because they increase blood flow. Reishi is also known to lower bad cholesterol and boost good cholesterol. These effects help prevent strokes, clogged arteries, and other heart problems. Studies show that Reishi can even reverse the effects of heart disease. [2]

Reishi is even beneficial for fighting cancer. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reishi improves stamina, increases strength, and prolongs life in cancer patients. Its immune-boosting properties help weakened cancer patients. The mushrooms also ease the side effects of chemotherapy.[3]

In addition, the adaptogenic properties of Reishi help get rid of toxins and waste from the body, helping the liver do it’s job. In this regard it is a hepatoprotective.  In David Winston’s definitive book ‘Adaptogens’ it is also said to be helpful for altitude sickness.

Possible Interactions

– Anticoagulants, Antiplatelet drugs, Antihypertensive drugs

High doses of Reishi mushrooms might slow blood clotting. Taking Reishi mushrooms along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, etc), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, etc), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.

Reishi mushrooms might decrease blood pressure. Taking Reishi mushrooms along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low. Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), Amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.





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