It is estimated that over 300 million people suffer with asthma worldwide. As air quality continues to diminish, it is believed that millions more will suffer from the common condition within the decade.

Though there are plenty of effective conventional treatments for asthma, they only mask symptoms and make the patient more comfortable. They do nothing to address and treat the underlying condition. Reishi medicinal mushrooms have shown promise in the treatment of asthma and other upper respiratory disorders.

Causes and Symptoms of Asthma

The conventional medical community suggests that the cause of asthma and other chronic upper respiratory disorders is largely unknown. However, emerging evidence suggests that these conditions may have a direct connection to a weakened immune system.

Studies have shown that low levels of healthy gut bacteria are a prime contributing factor in the development of allergies and asthma. Since 80% of the immune system is located in the gut, healing the gut with antioxidants and probiotics might be the fist step to recovery.

Common symptoms of asthma include:

  • Chest tightness
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing and coughing
  • Weakness and fatigue after exercise
  • Change in lung function

These symptoms often precede an asthma attack; a bronchospasm that triggers the muscles surrounding the airways to tighten. Once this bronchospasm begins, wheezing, coughing, hyperventilating, anxiety, and panic set in. This is the time when conventional medical intervention is necessary to quickly fight the inflammation and keep the patient alive.

Side Effects of Conventional Medical Asthma Therapy

For severe asthma attacks, conventional asthma therapy including bronchodilator and steroidal medication is often essential. However, long-term use of these treatments may cause dependency and contribute to the development of chronic candida, cataracts, glaucoma, skin rashes, gastrointestinal problems, and liver abnormalities.

Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms May Provide Lasting Asthma Relief

Reishi medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries to treat a wide variety of conditions. Ancient Japanese medicine utilized these functional foods for the treatment of liver disorders, hypertension, and arthritis. Reishi provides powerful antioxidant support to boost the immune system and fight chronic lung inflammation. Reishi also has the added benefit of acting as a natural mood stabilizer. It helps calm feelings of restlessness, panic, and anxiety associated with asthma attacks.

Reishi medicinal mushrooms work with your body naturally to boost your immune system and provide you with healing allergy and asthma relief. They act as adaptogens to help your body better cope with stress and disease. Medicinal mushrooms have no known side effects and can be used safely by nearly everyone of any age.

The only exception to this is if the asthma sufferer has an allergy or intolerance to mushrooms, which is fairly rare.

With over 10% of the South African population suffering from asthma and millions of others living with the condition, medicinal mushrooms offers promise and hope where other treatments have failed. If you’re an asthma sufferer or the parent of one, Reishi medicinal mushrooms will not only provide immune system support but may offer permanent relief.