I have struggled with depression, anxiety and stress for the vast majority of my adult life. It comes and goes in waves, for the most part it is entirely manageable but I’m always looking for ways keep on top of things. So when I heard about Mikei Red Reishi I was eager to try it.
Mikei Red Reishi has unique properties to help your body manage stress and balance energy levels, so perfect for me.
I’m not alone, with around 44% of people in the UK suffering from long-term stress (1). This kind of stress can lead to anxiety, depression and physical repercussions. Personally I get headaches so bad I can barely move. These directly relate to my mental state.
So why not make a conscious choice to help your body and mind, especially if it’s as simple as taking a daily supplement. Mikei Red Reishi Essence is a natural option that boosts energy and helps your body deal with stress and anxiety.
Red Reishi is a well known supplement in eastern medicine. It’s known for its soothing properties. Chinese emperors have included red reishi in their meditative practices since 2730BC!
Why? Reishi eases irritability and anxiety, calms the mind and relaxes the body. Nutritionist, Rhiannon Lambert explains “The current demands placed upon us are immense. This stress can lead to poor health. Taking red reishi for a consistent period of time will help improve your immune system’s health and capabilities at dealing with stress.”
Red reishi is such a good stress buster. Daniela Turvey, MCPP, licensed medical herbalist, states, “Reishi acts as an adaptogen. It helps your body cope better with stress, has an antidepressant effect and may promote better sleep.”
Dr Frank Lipman explains that adaptogens are “a unique group of herbal ingredients used to improve your adrenal system, the system that’s in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress. It enhances our ability to cope with anxiety and fight fatigue .”
Mikei Red Reishi simultaneously works to calm and energise. This is due to its two directional effect; as stressfades, energy is released for the body to use. Who doesn’t want to feel both rejuvenated and re-energised? Give your mind and body the natural boost they need to feel fresh and less stressed!
I have been using Mikei Red Reishi for a week now. This has come directly off a period of me feeling really low, tired and overwhelmed. In fact I am still feeling tired and overwhelmed.
The difference I have noticed though is my ability to bounce back from those feelings. Yesterday I slept. I had an afternoon nap. Instead of feeling worse for it, I felt refreshed. Usually when I feel overwhelmed I just shut down. Ignoring all the things that are causing those feelings until the last possible minute. Then my fight or flight instinct kicks in and I work through the night to get things finished.
This time round I have been able to deal with things a lot more easily. I have been sleeping better and more, I no longer feel low. I am dealing with the repercussions of being overwhelmed sooner and more practically than usual.
This after just one week of using the supplements. I’m looking forward to seeing how I feel two weeks in.
Mikei Red Reishi Essence, RRP £47.99 For 30 capsules (1 month supply). Available: Harrods, Planet Organice, mikei.co.uk
Disclosure – This is a collaborative post. I received my supplements free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.