Reishi Spores vs. Love Reishi (fruiting body)

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ENRICHD customers often ask about the differences between the two of our most popular medicinal mushroom powders: Reishi Spores and Love Reishi (fruiting body).


reishi spores vs fruiting body

In general, Reishi is for the immune system and said to Calm the mind and enhance wisdom, bringing about greater inner peace. 

The difference between Spore and Fruiting body? The spores tend to lean more towards balance (think hormones and general wellbeing) and immune support as well as a greater concentration of highly desirable triterpenes - though with limited studies the triterpene claim isn't fully substantiated - cultivation and extraction methods for bioavailability are key here.


"I've been having Reishi Spore every day and have noticed a huge difference! I'm much more aware of my thought patterns.

I'm more relaxed about things, where I'd be getting all stressed about things.

My partner has noticed a difference too, especially around my menstrual phase! Which definitely helps!" Joanna. E.


Reishi Fruiting Body, which you can find in our shop under the name Love Reishi is more for modulating the immune system through beta-glucans 

It's suggested by mycologists and some studies that Reishi Spore contains a more concentrated offering of the triterpenes in Reishi. And, thinking in terms of Chinese Medicine, more "Jing" energy.

That's all very broadly speaking and the key is in the concentration of the active compounds. Specifically we are looking at Triterpenes, Ganoderic Acids and Beta-Glucans and Polysaccharides. 

How do they taste? 

Reishi spores are more nutty, softer and earthy tasting with a mild calming feelings while Love Reishi (the fruiting body), the bit you see on the tree or wood, is intensely bitter and goes straight to the heart. 

Where do we grow our mushroom powders?

Both Reishi Spores and Love Reishi Fruiting Body Extract are from wood-grown Reishi and are tested for Integrity and Intensity.

What's the best way to drink a Reishi mushroom powder?

Have it with hot water, add to coffee, cacao (hot choc) or chicory. If you love your smoothies, you can blend it too. ENRICHD Love Reishi is a dual extract and the spores are cracked cell so digestible.

What are the benefits of the Reishi Spore Powder (Cracked Cell)?

  • Rich in micronutrient compounds and fibers
  • Support the immune system
  • Support deep sleep
  • Calming / De-stress / Balancing
  • Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Fungal effects
  • Support circulation
  • Support health blood pressure
  • The Spore can be thought of like the “seed” of Reishi mushroom and so is known as a "Jing" and Shen tonic
  • Triterpenes (higher concentration in spores)
  • Greater amounts of Ganoderic acids and oils

Get your ENRICHD Reishi Spores powder today and save 10% when you subscribe for regular deliveries. 

How can you benefit from taking Love Reishi  (wood-grown and dual extract fruiting body)?

  • Known more for immune system modulation (immuno-modulator)
  • Liver Support and protection
  • Calming and relaxing
  • Supports healthy circulation.
  • Free radical scavenger
  • Helps protect agains radiation and environmental stressors/toxins.
  • Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities.
  • Shen Tonic
  • Higher concentration of Beta-Glucans
  • Higher concentration of Polysaccharides

Get your ENRICHD Love Reishi powder today and save 10% when you subscribe for regular deliveries. 


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Reishi Spore Studies:

"Triterpenoids from the spores of Ganoderma lucidum"

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