- Healthy aging and more vitality
- Supports resistance and overall health
- 1000 mg of organic reishi (varnish or lacquer fungus)
- Strictly unprocessed, natural nutrients
- 100% vegan, whole food, non-GMO
- Contains no gluten or colors/flavors
- 60 capsules
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LifeShield™ Reishi by New Chapter
The legendary reishi mushroom has been used for over 2000 years to age healthily with more vitality and for a stronger immune system. Enjoy the benefits of organic, DNA-tested reishi mushroom with these 100% vegan LifeShield™ Reishi capsules.
This LifeShield™ supplement provides a protective shield for your health with organic reishi that have been given the chance to grow to maturity, guaranteeing its medical protective properties. Reishi helps with healthy aging, improves resistance and, more specifically, makes you more resistant to the negative effects of stress. The medicinal power of reishi has been proven by both traditional use and scientific research and improves overall health and vitality. The daily serving of two capsules contains 1000 mg of organic reishi.
- More vitality, better resistance and healthy aging
- Proven by traditional use and scientific research
- Features the authentic medicinal ling zhi strain
- More resistance to diseases
- Balances the intestinal microflora
- Packed with bioactive substances, beta glucans and antioxidants
- Rich source of essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements
- Effective adaptogen, DNA tested
- Contains organic, raw reishi, 100% vegan
Mushroom of immortality
Reishi (ganoderma lucidum) is one of the top 3 medicinal mushrooms and is highly regarded in traditional Chinese herbal science. The Chinese name for this powerful mushroom is ling zhi: mushroom of immortality. Taoist monks and emperors took reishi to promote calmness and concentration, to meditate and to age healthier.
Reishi, a “lacquered” fungus, is known for its beneficial effect in dealing with many health problems. Science has been increasingly interested in the mushroom for the past few years. Recent research confirms that reishi increases fitness, vitality and the immune system, and strengthens and balances the immune system. This makes you less susceptible to illness, even as you get older. LifeShield™ Reishi also provides strength and vitality.
The orange-brown lacquer mushroom contains vitamins (C, B, D, E and folic acid); minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium and zinc; trace elements such as manganese, selenium, chromium and copper; and amino acids. The most benefit comes from bioactive substances such as triterpenes and polysaccharides including beta glucans (at least 15%). Phenols and other reishi ingredients are found to have powerful antioxidant and chelating properties. This means that they fight free radicals that may cause damage in the body, and can 'catch' other harmful substances such as metals as well.
Reishi has antiviral and antibacterial properties and has a detoxifying effect. It balances the gut – which is where our immune system is located. New Chapter uses the fungus threads (mycelium), the spores and the pulp, including both hat and trunk. Reishi products are legion, but they are not always effective. New Chapter extensively tests its products and even conducts DNA tests to ensure that the authentic medicinal ling zhi strain is used in New Chapter’s LifeShield™ supplements.
Traditional use and scientific research
Chinese herbal science, but also the ancient Greeks and Romans, excelled in mycotherapy: the use of medicinal mushrooms for health. Medieval monks were also interested in the healing powers of mushrooms. Their traditional use got the attention of science in the middle of the last century. In turn, mycologists, biologists who research mushrooms, became interested in the medicinal properties.
Initially, only Japanese and Chinese scientists were interested, but the West followed about 40 years ago. Mushrooms are evolutionarily older than plants, yet we don't know much about them yet. Today, plenty of research results confirm the medicinal properties of traditional toppers such as lion's mane, the turkey tail (coriolus versicolor), shiitake and reishi.
Mushrooms as adaptogens
Many mushrooms like the reishi are adaptogens, a well-known term in the holistic diet world. In centuries of Ayurvedic medicine herbs and plants have served as adaptogens. The Latin verb 'adaptare' means adaptation: adaptogens help your body adapt to negative stimuli including stress. This restores balance. The pharmacological concept of adaptogens stipulates that they stabilize physiological processes and promote homeostasis. For example, adaptogens stimulate the body to produce balanced hormones. They do not ensure the production of hormones themselves, but remedy any imbalance.
What are beta glucans?
Glucans are chains of glucose that occur in the cell walls of plants and belong to the carbohydrates. There are different types of glucans; known are, for example, starch and cellulose. Glucans are found in yeasts and mushrooms and in grains, such as oats. Scientific research has confirmed that oat beta-glucans lower cholesterol. Research has also been done into the effect of glucans on the immune system because the body sees some beta-glucans from yeast and mushrooms as 'foreign'. The immune system is activated with foreign substances.
A Life Shield of mushrooms
New Chapter combines ancient traditional use of nature's treasures with insights from modern science. New Chapter’s mushroom-based product line is called LifeShield™ for a reason. These supplements provide a protective shield for your well-being. New Chapter uses the mycelium of the mushrooms (the fungal threads) and the fleshy part that grows above ground for products that actually contribute to your health.
New Chapter LifeShield™ products bring balance to your life and each offers a specific health benefit, from enhanced mental clarity to support of the respiratory functions. New Chapter mushrooms are grown in the United States. They are given the opportunity to fully develop, ensuring a complete life cycle and thus, full medicinal properties.
How are the mushrooms tested?
Not every mushroom offers the same health benefits, though they may look identical. New Chapter takes pride in their mushrooms carrying the Identify Assured quality distinction, which means that all strains used have been carefully qualified and checked. New Chapter uses advanced technology to match, control and guarantee all components of the mushroom. This means that even the DNA of the strains is tested to identify and compare them with results from their extensive database. The chemical fingerprint of the mushrooms is then examined to verify and confirm its effect. This way you can be sure that the correct beneficial properties of the mushroom are present in your LifeShield™ supplements.
New Chapter - Nourishing body, mind and planet
New Chapter has been nourishing body, soul and earth for over 35 years with high-quality, natural products. New Chapter only produces supplements that write a new chapter, either as an enhancement to an existing products or because they can make a unique contribution to complementary health care.
New Chapter supplements have been extensively tested and validated by scientific experts. All New Chapter multivitamins are fermented using whole foods and probiotics: bacteria that are beneficial to your health. Following a unique two-step method, the brand brings more vitality to its vitamins, minerals and herbs. At the same time, it makes New Chapter supplements easier to digest. New Chapter's fermented multivitamins are suitable for use at any time of day, even on an empty stomach. At the same time you get a nutrient-filled fermentate with many beneficial properties, including cholesterol-lowering beta glucans.
New Chapter supplements nourish the body and mind with herbs and pure, unprocessed and unrefined whole foods, without additives. The brand believes it is important to only use ingredients that you can trust, from fruits and vegetables to herbs and mushrooms. These treasures of nature are extracted as sustainably as possible.
Take 2 capsules daily with food. Not recommended for use in children.
1000 mg Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum, Ling zhi) (mycelium and fruiting bodies).
Capsule (pullulan (Aureobasidium pullulans), carrageenan, water and potassium chloride) and brown rice.