Supplement Watch: Ever Heard of Ganoderma in a Coffee?

It’s a ‘shr00m. (Hey Law, get in here–it’s Chinese, and since you’re a doctor and stuff…). Depending on whom you ask, ganoderma, “more commonly known as reishi, ganoderma is a hard, bitter mushroom used to promote health and longevity in traditional Chinese medicine. Proponents claim that ganoderma can relieve fatigue, keep cholesterol in check, curb high blood pressure, tame inflammation, build stamina, and support the immune system,” says Cathy Wong, ND, CNS, a licensed naturopathic doctor and an American College of Nutrition-certified nutrition specialist.

Need a visual? Guess what I found: a video that reminds me those classroom film reels my grade school teachers would put on when they wanted to go outside of class to smoke cigarettes and gossip.

So when the folks at Organo Gold Coffee reached out and wanted me to try their brew, I was intrigued. But I also wanted decaf, because kicking the coffee habit had me briefly considering checking myself into a fancy-schmancy rehab joint. Lucky for me all their coffees are decaf, rich and absent of bitterness, and apparently good for you.

Oh. Did I mention they want to give all of you free Organo Gold Coffee samples?

You’re welcome, and happy sipping.

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