Reishi mushroom has an incredible ability to enhance immunity and reduce stress, which helps with deep restful sleep. The beta-glucans, polysaccharides and triterpenes within Reishi are known for their ability to up-regulate the bodies immune response through boosting our cells ability to eradicate pathogens and increasing apoptosis. Apoptosis is the natural process of our body clearing out damaged cells such as those infected with a virus. Research is also indicating that these polysaccharides and triterpenes can calm the central nervous system and lower stress levels in the body. The increased relaxation that has been observed as a result of Reishi consumption has resulted in increases in deep sleep and enhanced recovery.