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Reishi Mushroom Supplements

Reishi Mushrooms tested by ConsumerLab.com

Make sure the reishi supplement you take passed our quality review. We found enormous variation in amounts of beta-glucan and other compounds. And be sure that you understand the important differences between products made with reishi fruiting body (the mushroom) vs. the mycelium. See the Review now!

Reishi Mushroom Supplements Review

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CL Answer

Do reishi mushroom supplements boost the immune system, or have other health benefits?

Learn more about the health benefits of reishi mushroom extract supplements, including evidence from clinical studies on cancer and diabetes, plus information about safety and price.

Reishi Mushroom Supplements for the Immune System -- reishi mushroom, mushroom powder and pills in spoons on a table

Product Review

Prostate Supplements Review (Saw Palmetto and Beta-Sitosterol)

Find the Best Prostate Supplement for Symptoms of BPH. See Which Prostate Supplement Passed or Failed CL's Tests of Quality.

Clinical Update

1/14/2022

Liver Injury With Reishi

Although very rare, liver injury has occurred in people taking reishi mushroom. Learn more, including details of a recent report, in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Reishi Mushroom Supplements Review.

News Release

February 25, 2024

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2024 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2024 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on over 10,000 responses collected in November/December 2023.

CL Answer

Do any supplements help prevent or treat a cold?

Are there supplements that can help prevent or treat cold symptoms? Learn more about zinc, probiotics, vitamin C and more.

Supplements for Colds: Zinc, Echinacea & More -- Couple with cold, sitting on couch blowing their noses

Product Review

Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review

Best Multivitamins In 2023 -- Caution with Gummies

CL Answer

Can any supplements improve or worsen symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Find out if any supplements may help improve fibromyalgia symptoms, learn which supplements do not seem beneficial, and find out if any supplements worsen symptoms.

Woman holding sore back

Product Review

Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplements Review (for Weight Loss)

Choose the Best Green Coffee Bean Extract. 50% of Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplements Don't Deliver Expected Ingredients.

Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Does ergothioneine help prevent age-related problems such as impaired cognition, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or cataract, and is it safe?

Learn about ergothioneine and its potential use for cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cataract, or kidney disease, as well as its safety and cost of supplements containing this ingredient.

Various types of mushrooms that contain ergothioneine in a wooden bowl on a wooden countertop

CL Answer

What are the health effects of turkey tail mushroom and is it safe?

Learn about the possible health effects of turkey tail mushroom, including its use as adjuvant treatment for cancer and for boosting immune function, plus get information about possible side effects and find out why ConsumerLab has not yet tested turkey tail products.

Turkey tail mushrooms growing on the side of a tree

Product Review

Lion's Mane and Chaga Supplements Review

Read Labels Carefully -- Many Can Mislead

Lion's Mane and Chaga Supplements tested by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

When taking a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor, are there supplements I should avoid or take?

Learn about the interactions between certain supplements and atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and other cholesterol-lowering statins.

Statin Interactions With Supplements -- close-up of statin medication box and tablets

Clinical Update

10/12/2021

Mushrooms and Blood Sugar

Find out if supplementing with reishi or oyster mushrooms helps with blood sugar control. See what the latest research showed in our Reishi Mushroom Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

10/12/2021

Mushrooms and Gut Bacteria

Do mushroom powders have beneficial effects on gut bacteria? See what a preliminary study found in the What It Does section our Reishi Mushroom Supplements Review.

Recalls & Warnings

February 02, 2021

FDA Warns Seller of Reishi Mushroom Supplements

On January 6, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Entia Biosciences, Inc following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about the company's products Lion's Mane - All Natural Supplement, Antrodia Mushroom Powder, Maitake Mushroom Powder, Reishi ...

CL Answer

What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?

Info on which supplements to avoid before surgery due to increased risk of bleeding or interference with anesthesia.

Supplements to stop before surgery - operating room

Product Review

Fruits, Veggies, and Other Greens Supplements Review (Including Spirulina and Chlorella)

Avoid Lead in Greens, Problems with Pills, and Don't Give Up Eating Whole Foods.

Greens Review Oct 2023

CL Answer

Is there evidence that d-limonene can help fight cancer?

Find out if d-limonene can help fight cancer or help for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder), including evidence from clinical studies.

Lemon with Peel Coming Off

Product Review

Protein Powders, Shakes, and Meal Replacements Review

Find Out Which Protein Products Passed or Failed Our Tests

Recalls & Warnings

January 04, 2024

Lone Star Botanicals Warned by FDA for Manufacturing Violations

On November 26, 2023, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Lone Star Botanicals, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

April 02, 2021

FDA Warns Sellers of Prostate, Reishi, Immune Products, and More

On March 16, 2021, the FDA issued warning letters to two companies following reviews of their websites which found statements made about the companies' products to be drug claims.

News Release

February 25, 2023

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2023 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2023 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 8,600 responses collected in November/December 2022.

CL Answer

What are the health benefits of nutritional yeast and is it safe?

Learn about the nutritional content and health benefits of nutritional yeast (nooch), evidence for or against nutritional yeast for boosting the immune system, lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, plus safety and side effects of nutritional yeast.

Nutritional Yeast

CL Answer

With herbal supplements, what is the difference between root powder and root extract? Does it matter?

Learn more about the different forms of herbal supplements, including aloe, boswellia, ginkgo, green tea, and milk thistle.

Herbal Supplements

CL Answer

Do any supplements help with fatty liver disease? Are some diets more beneficial than others?

Find out if supplements such as vitamin E, fish oil, milk thistle, curcumin, choline, probiotics, vitamin D, reishi mushroom, or extra virgin olive oil are beneficial for fatty liver disease and learn which diet (Mediterranean, ketogenic, DASH, or fasting diets) seems to have greatest benefit.

Overweight man holding his right side near his liver

Recalls & Warnings

September 14, 2021

Seller of Lion's Mane, Other Mushroom Supplements Warned by FDA

On July 20, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Brilliant Enterprises LLC because it found statements made on the company's website and social media about mushroom supplements, including Lion's Mane, BoomChaga, CordaCex, and LVL:MAX to be drug claims.

Clinical Update

6/21/2022

Muscle Weakness from Mushrooms?

Be aware that, although rare, mushrooms and mushroom supplements may trigger a rare autoimmune reaction resulting in muscle pain or weakness. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Reishi Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

12/09/2022

Mushroom Supplement Interaction

Can mushroom supplements interfere with tests for fungal infections? Find out in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Lion's Mane and Chaga Supplements Review as well as in our Reishi Supplements Review.

CL Answer

Does AHCC (active hexose correlated compound) have anticancer or antiviral benefits, and is it safe?

Learn about AHCC (active hexose correlated compound), including whether it is beneficial for liver, pancreatic, or prostate cancer, chemotherapy-related side effects, or the flu, and if it is safe.

Capsules of AHCC in wooden spoon in front of green leaf

Recalls & Warnings

December 15, 2020

Mushroom Supplement Seller Warned for Drug Claims

On December 4, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Desert Alchemist LLC following a review of the company's website, social media, and Etsy.com store (www.etsy.

Recalls & Warnings

April 29, 2024

Longreen Reishi and Xlim Express Coffee Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens

On April 18, 2024, BF Suma Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

May 18, 2023

EarthLab, Inc. Warned for Promoting Green Tea, Curcumin, Elderberry & More to Treat Stroke, Cancer & Flu

On April 27, 2023, the FDA issued a warning letter to EarthLab, Inc., dba Wise Woman Herbals, following inspection of the company’s website which found statements about the company’s Green Tea Solid Extract, Curcuma Spp.

CL Answer

Do hair loss supplements, such as Viviscal, Hair La Vie, and Nutrafol, or topical essential oils work?

Vitamins and supplements that may help with hair loss and thinning, including saw palmetto, beta-sitosterol, protein, iron, and vitamin D.

Supplements for Hair Loss -- woman looking at hairbrush

CL Answer

Tablets I purchased are becoming "crumbly" after a few weeks and are easy to break. Is there a problem with this supplement?

Should you be concerned if your supplement tablets have started to crumble? Learn more including the best way to keep pills from getting soft.

Are Broken Tablets Safe? -- broken tablets on table

Recalls & Warnings

February 22, 2024

Pacific BioLogic Co. Warned by FDA for Manufacturing Violations

On December 21, 2023, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Curtis Jacquot, dba Pacific BioLogic Co.

CL Answer

Which supplements or foods can help lower cholesterol and keep my heart healthy? Are there any to avoid?

Information about heart health supplements & vitamins that help with cholesterol, including sterol esters, CoQ10, and vitamin D, and which may be bad for the heart, like calcium.

Recalls & Warnings

December 09, 2021

FDA Warns Seller of Curcumin, Lion's Mane, Quercetin & More

On November 9, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Synaptent, LLC because it found statements on the company's website about its products, including Berberine HCL, Curcumin, Lion's Man, Milk Thistle, Quercetin, Boswellia Serrata Extract, and Garlic Extract to be ...

Recalls & Warnings

December 02, 2020

Seller of Vitamin C, Elderberry, Silver, and More Warned for COVID-19 Claims

On November 10, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Sage Woman Herbs, Ltd.

Clinical Update

4/19/2022

Shiitake Mushroom Rash

If not properly prepared, shiitake mushrooms can cause a distinctive skin rash, as noted in recent reports. The details are in our article about ergothioneine, a potentially beneficial compound found in shiitake and other mushrooms.

Recalls & Warnings

February 17, 2018

FDA Warns Seller Reishi Mushroom Supplements

On February 7, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Reishi D. International, Inc., following a facility inspection which found the company's Reishi D.

Recalls & Warnings

December 15, 2020

FDA Warns Seller of Evening Primrose Oil and Beta Glucan

On December 2, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Smoky Mountain Naturals, LLC following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about the company's products Evening Primrose Oil and Beta Glucan to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

February 22, 2021

FDA Warns Seller of Melatonin & Other Sleep Supplements

On February 18, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to SANA Group LLC following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about the company's products Sleep Sana Sleep Drops and Sleep Shots to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

February 22, 2021

FDA Warns Sellers of St. John's Wort

On February 18, 2021, the FDA issued warning letters to two companies following reviews of the companies' websites, which found statements made about the companies' St. John's Wort products to be drug claims. These products include St.

Clinical Update

7/01/2022

Mushroom Compound for HPV?

Active hexose correlated complex (AHCC), produced from mushrooms, may help clear persistent, high-risk human papilloma virus (HPV) infection in women, according to a recent study. Get the details in the Antiviral Effects section of our CL Answer about AHCC.

Clinical Update

4/15/2022

Mushrooms for Lowering Cholesterol?

The beta-glucan in oats can help lower elevated levels of cholesterol, but can the beta-glucan in mushrooms do the same? Find out in our article about Supplements and Foods for Lowering Cholesterol.

Clinical Update

12/05/2023

Ergothioneine in Mushrooms

Ergothioneine, a potentially beneficial compound in mushrooms, was found to be reduced by certain types of food preparation. Get the details in our article about ergothioneine.

Recalls & Warnings

September 03, 2019

Federal Court Shuts Down Two Supplement Companies Selling Weight, Joint Health and Other Supplements

On September 3, 2019, a U.S. District Court entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Basic Reset and Biogenyx, two Tennessee-based companies that sell dietary supplements and other product promoted for health benefits.

Recalls & Warnings

May 23, 2020

FTC Warns 50 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims

On May 21, 2020, the FTC announced that it sent warning letters to 50 companies for selling products such as herbal products, immune system boosters, and vitamin C, with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recalls & Warnings

March 30, 2019

FDA Warns Seller of Reishi, Joint Supplements, Ginseng & More for Pesticides, Other Violations

On March 12, 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to Yanqing "Michael" Li and Chang Su, owners of the website http://www.woohoonatural.

Clinical Update

5/05/2023

Counterfeit Supplements

Counterfeit versions of psyllium, a multivitamin, magnesium, and eight other types of supplements from a major brand have been sold online. Details and how to avoid this are in our Psyllium Supplements Review.

A popular brand of mushroom supplements has also reported counterfeit versions of its products. Details and how to avoid this are in our Lion's Mane Review.

Clinical Update

11/21/2023

Vinegar or Baking Soda for Washing Produce?

Is vinegar or baking soda more effective than water for cleaning fruits and vegetables? See what research suggests in our article about fruit and veggie washes.

Also see which method experts recommend for cleaning mushrooms.

Recalls & Warnings

September 28, 2017

Seller of Prostate, Reishi Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On September 11, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Vicare International (USA), Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

May 30, 2017

Seller of Vitamin C, Calcium, Mushroom Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On May 12, 2017 the FDA issued a warning letter to VitaPurity Corporatio.

News Release

October 06, 2022

Lion’s Mane and Chaga Supplement Labels May Mislead, According to ConsumerLab Tests

  White Plains, New York, October 6, 2022 — Lion’s mane and chaga supplements are often promoted to improve memory and mood, boost the immune system, and a range of other health benefits.

Recalls & Warnings

November 14, 2012

Mushroom Supplement Manufacturer Warned For Drug Claims and Adulteration

On October 18, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Mushroom Wisdom, Inc. following a facility inspection and product label review which found the dietary supplements Amyloban 3399 From Lion's Mane, Grifron Maitake, and Super Shiitake to be promoted as drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

April 26, 2013

Seller of Immune, Cholesterol, Liver and Blood Sugar Products Warned For Drug Claims

On March 20, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Birkdale Medicinals LLC, following a review of the company's website which found statements made about Birkdale products, including Immune Response 247, Cholestat, Silymarin 81 and LevelStat, to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

August 27, 2013

Immune Supplement Recalled Due To Undeclared Milk

On August 23, 2013, Reaction Nutrition, LLC issued a voluntary recall of immune support supplement LIVE CLINICAL 90 CAPS because it contains undeclared milk.

News Release

February 25, 2022

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2022 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2022 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 8,049 responses collected in November/December 2021.

News Release

August 22, 2019

Best Reishi Mushroom Supplements Identified by ConsumerLab

White Plains, New York, August 22, 2019 — Reishi mushroom supplements are promoted for many uses, from strengthening the immune system and lowering blood sugar, to improving cardiovascular health and reducing cancerous tumors.

Recalls & Warnings

May 09, 2024

Walnuts, Other Nuts, Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens

On May 8, 2024, Texas Pecan recalled various lots of the company’s 1 lb. and 8 oz.

Recalls & Warnings

March 23, 2023

FDA Warns Herbal Vitality for Promoting Supplements to Treat Cold & Flu, Kidney Stones & More

On March 7, 2023, the FDA issued a warning letter to Herbal Vitality, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

December 29, 2022

EarthLab, Inc. Warned for Promoting Curcumin, Elderberry to Treat Pain & Flu

On November 10, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to EarthLab, Inc., dba Wise Woman Herbals following inspection of the company’s website which found statements about the company’s products to be drug claims because they suggest the products can prevent or treat disease.

Recalls & Warnings

July 17, 2023

Seller of Ashwagandha, Lion’s Mane & Other Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On March 17, 2023, the FDA issued a warning letter to Brand Packaging Group, Inc. after FDA inspection of the company’s facility found products to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that do not meet Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).

Recalls & Warnings

July 10, 2021

FDA Warns Seller of Omega XL

On June 31, 2021 the FDA issued a warning letter to Great Healthworks, Inc. following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about Omega XL and ProbioticXL supplements to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

August 30, 2012

FDA Warns of Medical Claims Made For Numerous Chinese Herbal Products

On August 15, 2012, the FDA warned Dragon Herbs that promotional statements made on the company's website constitute drug claims for twenty herbal products, including CardioPro 2000, Cordyceps, Duanwood Reishi, Gynostemma, Ginseng and Astragalus Combination, Dang Gui and Gelatin, Sweet Relief, ...

Recalls & Warnings

May 08, 2021

FDA Warns Seller of Vitamins B12, C, D, and K

On April 7, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Unived Inc following a review of the company's websites, which found statements made about the company's products Unived brand Colox, CalDveg, B12+D3, and D3+K2-7 to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

May 08, 2021

Seller of Immune Bio Green Cell Warned by FDA

On March 30, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Immune & Genetics Protocols, LLC following a review of the company's websites, which found statements made about the company's product Immune Bio Green Cell to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

October 08, 2019

Seller of Tea, Colloidal Silver, Homeopathic Products Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On September 12, 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to Herbal Healer Academy, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

July 23, 2019

FDA Warns Seller of CBD Lotions, Patches, Tinctures and Pet Products

On July 22, 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to Curaleaf, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

July 16, 2019

FDA Warns Seller of Magnesium and CBD

On July 9, 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to Ceba-Tek, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

June 19, 2008

FDA Warns Groups to Stop Selling Fake Cancer 'Cures'

On June 17, 2008, the FDA reported that it had sent Warning Letters to 23 U.S. companies and two foreign individuals marketing a wide range of products fraudulently claiming to prevent and cure cancer.

Recalls & Warnings

August 20, 2019

Seller of Liposomal Curcumin, Vitamin C & Melatonin Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On August 6, 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to Let's Talk Health, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

April 21, 2020

Life Force Warned for Colloidal Silver, Nitric Oxide Claims

On March 27, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Doctor's Signature Sales and Marketing International Corp.

Recalls & Warnings

April 14, 2020

FTC Warns Companies Selling Immune "Boosters," Vitamin C and More for Coronavirus Claims

On April 14, 2020, the FTC announced that it has sent warning letters to ten companies for selling products such as immune boosters, silicone facial brushes, air purifiers, and intravenous vitamin C with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recalls & Warnings

March 26, 2019

Seller of NeuSilver Colloidal Silver for Adults, Children and Pets Warned by FDA

On February 19, 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to iMedDo, Inc., following a review of the company's website, http://www.imeddo.

Recalls & Warnings

June 05, 2018

FDA Warns Seller of Colloidal Silver

On May 17, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Silver Armor, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

June 07, 2013

Maker of Colloidal Silver and Mushroom Extract Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On May 2, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Earthborn Products, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

August 01, 2017

FDA Warns Seller of Acai, Garcinia & More for Drug Claims

On July 25, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Absonutrix, following a review of the company's website, www.absonutrix.com, which found statements made about some of its products to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

July 18, 2017

FDA Warns Seller of "Quick Slim with pure Hoodia Gardonii" and "Diabalance Herbal Blood Sugar Balance"

On July 11, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Black Seed Herb, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

June 27, 2017

Seller of Alpha Lipoic Acid, Cinnamon Supplements and More Warned For Manufacturing Violations

On May 1, 2017 the FDA issued a warning letter to Nature's Vision, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

June 10, 2017

Seller of Prostate, Immune Supplements & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On May 25, 2017 the FDA issued a warning letter to The Herbalist, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

June 06, 2017

Seller of Herbal Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On May 25, 2017 the FDA issued a warning letter to Life Rising Corporation, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Stomach Regulator, Fang Feng Formula, Skin Regulator, Regulate Liver, Circulation Regulator, Pancreas Support, Lung Regulator, Pure Tea, ...

Recalls & Warnings

May 03, 2002

More Information on Recall of PC-SPES - Prostate Supplement

The FDA's May 1, 2002 Enforcement Report classified the recall of PC-SPES as a Class I recall. The recall was originally announced by its manufacturer in February with additional warnings from the FDA issued in March (see the 3/11/02 posting on ConsumerLab.

Recalls & Warnings

November 21, 2014

Seller of Silver Supplement Warned for Claiming to Treat Ebola and Other Viruses

On November 19, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to LifeSilver.com, following a review of the website, which found statements made about Silver sol to be drug claims.