What is Reishi?

Category: Supplements


Reishi, (Ganoderma Lucidum, Ling Zhi Reishi) has long been used in Chinese medicine, once beleived to enhance youth and longevity.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support immune health 4 0
General health 3 0
Lack of energy 1 1
Polycystic ovary syndrome 1 0
Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Reishi

Side effect Patients
Insomnia 1


Based on patients currently taking Reishi

Dosage Patients
1,000 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Reishi

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Reishi


Currently taking Reishi

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Reishi

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Reishi.