Reishi for PCOS

by | Jul 19, 2022 | Hormone Health, PCOS | 0 comments

Reishi for PCOS

Today we are exploring the uses of reishi mushroom for PCOS.

So what is reishi? Reishi is a mushroom.

Reishi, also known as ganoderma lucidum or Lingzhi (in chinese) has been used for thousands of years.

In fact, reishi has been viewed as a medicinal mushroom for 2,000 years.

Not only is reishi used to support the physical body, but it is also believed to have “spiritual potency” to enhance longevity and replenish Qi (flow of energy), among other energetic properties.

What I find so fascinating about plant medicine is that it has been used for centuries.

And even in our modern-day world, we often question herbal medicine or plant medicine.

The benefits of Reishi include:

  • Shown to decrease testosterone levels in women with PCOS.
  • Additionally. it has lots of anti-inflammatory properties that help to support the immune system. This is helpful as inflammation can be a root cause of PCOS.

Sleep and Reishi

If you are not getting enough sleep it can be hard to get PCOS symptoms under control. We seem to really undervalue sleep in today’s society.

Reishi has a unique pathway to help get sleep under control by targeting the gut microbiome.

Women with PCOS are more likely to have an imbalance of bacteria in the gut. Reishi has been shown to have a positive impact on the gut microbiome by adding in more of the good bacteria.

Mushrooms also contain a specific fiber that helps to feed healthy bacteria in the gut. They contain prebiotic bacteria or resistance starch foods. These foods act as a fiber and do not impact blood sugar or insulin.

My hope for today’s video is to provide you with insight into how plant medicine can be used to support our bodies.

I also love our overall theme of connecting more with mother earth and nature.

And of course, we are highlighting some key ways reishi can support women with PCOS.

You won’t want to miss this full video!

Written by Eleni Ottalagana

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