Frequently asked questions about Reishi – FAQs2020-10-20T14:55:01+02:00

HANDO® – REISHI

Frequently asked questions about Reishi – FAQs:

IS REISHI ALSO BENEFICIAL FOR ANIMALS?2020-10-20T14:42:29+02:00

“Yes! Especially for dogs we get amazing feedback over and over again. Horses also react positively.
We recommend 1/2 to 1 capsule for dogs up to 20 kg. The capsule is easy to open and the contents can be mixed with food or the whole capsule can be put into a delicacy.
For horses, the dose naturally increases to 3-4 capsules.”

WHAT DISTINGUISHES REISHI FROM OTHER MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS?2020-10-20T14:42:25+02:00

“While mushrooms like Shitake, Maitake and Cordyceps all have very similar immuno-stimulating properties, only Reishi has many important active ingrediants such as Triterpenes (Ganoderic acids), which give it its characteristic bitter taste”.

POWDER OR EXTRACT FOR REISHI?2020-10-20T14:42:20+02:00

“There are different opinions about the advantages and disadvantages of powder and/or extract.
mushroom powder:
All active ingredients and fibre remain unchanged.
The prerequisite is that drying is carried out gently at temperatures below 50° C.
Due to the dietary fibres it contains, mushroom powder is particularly suitable for detoxification.
mushroom extract:
For the production of extracts (powder in a concentrated form) a kind of concentrated tea or brew is produced with hot water. The substances dissolved in it are retained by subsequent freeze-drying. The concentration of polysaccharides is increased by repeated dehydration. No chemical substances are added. The mushroom extract obtained in HANDO® is 100% Reishi mushroom.
The effects of the extract is faster and stronger. The valuable active ingredients (e.g. Triterpenes and Polysaccharides) are concentrated more strongly. With HANDO® Reishi they are concentrated 6 times. The extraction process removes the active ingredients from the cell matrix and makes some of them more readily available to the body.
Extracts can be dosed less than powder. This explains the partly higher price of HANDO® Reishi extract.
Most clinical studies have been conducted on extracts and the benefits have been demonstrated.”

HOW IS REISHI EXTRACT DIFFERENT FROM RAW MUSHROOM?2020-10-20T14:42:14+02:00

“As a raw mushroom, Reishi is hard and inedible. The nutritional value of Reishi in its original state is low without further processing. It is difficult for the human body to absorb and process the active components of Reishi as a raw mushroom.”

WHICH REISHI PRODUCTS ARE RECOMMENDED?2020-10-20T14:42:10+02:00

“”Reishi products are available as tablets, capsules and granules. A high-quality Reishi product should be an extract or essence.
As with all other products, Reishi is not just Reishi. Reishi products have different quality levels depending on the producer. Factors such as the right cultivation method, the quality of the mother mushroom (genotype: Attention! In Europe, mushrooms are often used for cultivation whose medically active ingrediants are low because they were originally grown for decorative purposes only). The growth conditions and the processing method for producing the extract, play a major role in the active ingredient content of the finished product.”

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ARE THERE ANY CONSUMATION TIPS FOR REISHI?2020-10-20T14:42:04+02:00

“Reishi is best taken in the morning before or after breakfast. In general, you should drink a lot of water to wash out body toxins.
An additional intake of Vitamin C is also recommended as studies have shown that Vitamin C helps the body to absorb the active ingredients of Reishi”.

CAN REISHI BE USED BY ALL AGE GROUPS?2020-10-20T14:42:00+02:00

“Yes. Reishi is suitable for all ages. However, it is always recommended to consult a doctor you trust before starting to take any dietary foods or supplements.”

HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU EXPECT RESULTS WITH REISHI CONSUMPTION?2020-10-20T14:43:57+02:00

“Effects vary from person to person. Normally you will notice positive effects after about 2-3 weeks when consuming high quality Reishi.”

CAN REISHI BE TAKEN TOGETHER WITH OTHER MEDICINES?2020-10-20T14:41:55+02:00

“Yes. No contraindications to drugs have ever been reported. But when in doubt, always consult your doctor.”

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS WITH REISHI?2020-10-20T14:41:50+02:00

“No. No side effects have been observed so far.”

WHAT ARE THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS OF REISHI?2020-10-20T14:41:45+02:00

“Scientists have found that water-soluble polysaccharides are one of the active ingredients of Reishi, which have an anti-inflammatory, immuno-stimulatory and anti-hypertensive effects, which also support the liver in its detoxification function.
Other active ingredients are triterpenes (ganoderic acids). Studies have shown that ganoderic acids alleviate allergies by inhibiting histamine release, increasing oxygen capacity and improving liver function.”

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY PRICE DIFFERENCES WITH REISHI?2020-10-20T14:41:40+02:00

“The following factors are decisive for the price:
Reishi in capsule form, as tablets or granules.
Number of pieces, quantity (mg) and type of powder (powder, extract, mushroom scraps)
Quality of raw material and processing (purity)
Country of origin (Attention!)
Manufacturer: Experience, Quality
Composition (content of each capsule)”

DO YOU HAVE A REISHI BOOK RECOMMENDATION?2020-10-20T14:42:33+02:00

Our book “Heilen mit dem Reishi-Pilz”, published by Kneipp Verlag, provides readers with a lot of interesting information about “the mushroom for long life”.

WHERE IS HANDO REISHI MUSHROOM PRODUCED?2020-10-20T14:41:36+02:00

“The raw product is cultivated on farms in the Taiwanese mountains. HANDO® deliberately does not use mushrooms from China, as there are major environmental problems and the mushrooms are a good reservoir for heavy metals, among other things. Even though Reishi from China has been awarded certificates, we refrain from using it. The sometimes extremely cheap prices there should also lead to skepticism and concerns.
HANDO® also attaches great importance to checking the production conditions on site (no pesticides, no pollutants, extreme hygiene), which is why HANDO® gets-to-know its suppliers personally and visits them regularly”.

HOW LONG CAN YOU TAKE REISHI?2020-10-20T14:41:31+02:00

“There is no reason not to take it for life, as the body does not get accustomed to the vital mushroom, so there is no habit forming effect. The period of consumption depends on the individual person.”

WHAT SHOULD THE DAILY DOSAGE OF REISHI BE?2020-10-20T14:41:23+02:00

“The daily dosage is only to be given individually, as it depends on the user and the type of intake. If taken as a preventative treatment, 1 to 2 capsules should be taken daily. For chronic diseases and specific complaints the dosage of 3-5 capsules per day can be recommended. HANDO® Reishi is a mushroom extract with a concentration of 1:6, i.e. 1 kg mushroom extract is obtained from 6 kg raw mushroom. One capsule of HANDO® Reishi Extract – 400 mg – contains approx. 2.4 g raw mushroom”.

WHAT IS THE POSITVE CONNECTION BETWEEN VITAMIN C AND REISHI?2020-10-20T14:41:18+02:00

“VITAMINE C improves the impact of Reishi by breaking down Polysaccharides into Oligosaccharides. This increases the effectiveness of the active ingredients in the bio-system. For this reason, HANDO® decided to include an equally high-quality Vitamin C product called “Bio-Acerola-Camu Camu” in its range, giving the perfect synergy with Reishi.”

CAN I AS A LAYMAN CHECK THE QUALITY OF REISHI CAPSULES?2020-10-20T14:41:11+02:00

“Yes, relatively simple. You open a capsule and pour the contents onto a plate. The more effective capsules contain a considerable amount of fine powder. Lower quality products contain more coarse-grained powder. The colour of the powder should be light rust brown. In addition, the extract should always have a pronounced bitter taste.”

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