New year, new superfood: Mikei® red reishi mushroom

Tim Firmager
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As the new year is over and the Christmas trees have been put out to pasture (or back in the attic for fans of the synthetic variety), we turn to our new year’s resolutions. Many of us will be giving up alcohol, detoxing and looking for a way to get healthier (or to atone for, what some might call, a gluttonous Christmas binge).

There are many products on the market to help us do this, of course, but the latest from the detox world is a solution from the Japanese. And considering they have the longest life expectancy in the world, we should probably listen. This new superfood is the red reishi mushroom. A 2,000 year-old multivitamin, the red reishi mushroom promises to keep you healthy this year! Listed as one of the top five Superfoods for 2015, Kim Kardashian has already had her hands on it!

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What you may think is a humble and rare fungi growing in the earth is in fact the champion of mushrooms that will bring back balance to your life.

Used for centuries, the rest of the world is now about to realise that using the red reishi mushroom reaps a range of benefits – from boosting immunity and maintaining your energy levels to improving circulatory health. It’s also our favourite reality star’s secret to anti-ageing.

Kim Kardashian is quoted in The Daily Star as saying she ‘loves using Japanese mushroom facial peels reishi mushrooms for making her skin more elastic’. Now you can unlock the secrets of the most revered herb in history and reap all the mushrooms benefits by getting your hands on Mikei®.

Mikei® Red Reishi Essence uses red reishi and Japanese production techniques to ensure the best results. Grown organically, in controlled conditions, free of any pesticides and pollutants, and harvested at full maturity, the capsules are full of natural benefits. Taken daily, the capsule offers a concentrated dose of red reishi essence, which makes the active ingredients from the mushroom more potent and easier for your body to absorb. From those with dehydrated and dull skin to those feeling vulnerable from illness, Mikei® looks set to be the trendy solution to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

The traditional uses of red reishi include fighting hepatitis, inflammation of the kidneys, hypertension, arthritis, fatigue, insomnia, bronchitis and asthma. It is understood that these mushrooms can help with the following:

  • -Supporting the immune system
  • -Balancing energy levels
  • -Reducing stress
  • -Supporting cardiovascular health
  • -Supporting liver health
  • -Providing anti-oxidants
  • -Providing anti-aging properties
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In 2012, The British Journal of Medicine reported a clinical study where participants with slightly elevated blood pressure and cholesterol took red reishi daily for three months. The results showed positive effects on their insulin and cholesterol levels. Further information on the red reishi mushroom is available from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Mikei® is available from and is priced at £44.99 for a one-month supply.

About Tim Firmager

Tim divides his time being a Digital Consultant in The City and as a food and travel writer across the globe. When he's not working as one of the Lifestyle Editors here at Vada, he's planning his next trip, or on the lookout for the latest food crazes or unusual foods in London's markets.