I was so excited to try their Gourmet Black coffee with the claim that it offers a range of health benefits. The added ingredient organic Reishi mushroom also known as Ganoderma Lucidum or Lingzhi has been revered in Asian societies for over 2,000 years and has been dubbed as the King of Herbs because of its significant benefits.
There is a scientific research claiming that Reishi is an incredible ‘Mushroom of Immortality’ offering beneficial health effects. In a study conducted by Genomics Research Centre in Taiwan on the effect of Reishi polysaccharide it was found that it increases the expression of the lifespan and longevity of DAF-16/FOXO transcription factor that plays a crucial role in cell growth and longevity as well as in combating stress and age-related diseases.
In 2010, the Zhongshan School of Medicine at Sun Yat-sen University conducted a study on the therapeutic effects of Ganoderma lucidum on neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and found that pre-administration of the Reishi spore might protect the hippocampus from oxidative impairment and cognitive dysfunction.
The Reishi mushroom is a fascinating fungus and has been known as one of the oldest symbols of longevity and wellbeing. Combining it with coffee makes it a great alternative for my breakfast tea or roasted chicory root. I wouldn’t mind drinking more of this dynamic superfood as it is packed with antioxidant and powerful healing properties. So why not consider swapping your much-beloved espresso with a healthier Organo Gold black coffee? Its delicious smooth blend will definitely kick start your day.