Reishi and liver function
Reishi mushroom has benefits for the liver, particularly in reducing liver damage and promoting liver health. The exact mechanisms of how reishi mushroom protects the liver are still being unravelled. So far we know:
Reishi mushroom has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. By reducing inflammation and scavenging free radicals, reishi mushroom may help protect the liver from damage.
Reishi mushroom has a regulatory effect on liver enzymes and improves liver function in animal studies.
Reishi mushroom has been shown to increase blood flow to the liver and improve the microcirculation of the liver in animal studies. Which may help to prevent liver congestion and reduce liver damage.
While more research is needed, the current evidence suggests that reishi mushroom has benefits for the liver and may be a useful inclusion in the diet for those seeking to support their liver health.