Reishi, also known as Lingzhi, has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years. It was known as the mushroom of immortality, the elixir of life, and the potent enhancer of the life force, “qi”. There is certainly a good argument for naming reishi the elixir of life. It does in fact contain compounds that stimulate the production of antioxidant complexes in our body. Aging is in large part due to cellular oxidative damage. Any supplement that decreases oxidation also slows the aging process. Reishi truly is the mushroom of immortality!