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Bio-Reishi™ Super Beta Glucan-Rich Topical Liquid Extract

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Reishi Mushroom Extract Standardized to 1% Beta Glucans

Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) is a powerhouse of positive medicinal and nutritional effects on the cells of the skin.  Well known for its remarkable effects on health as a supplement, Reishi can also be applied topically for a wide range of beneficial direct effects.

Draco Bio-Reishi™ Super Beta Glucan-Rich Topical Liquid Extract is the perfect way to add these positive effects to your functional skin care formulations.  Reishi applied topically boosts several immune functions while acting as an antibiotic; and it helps promote skin healing from from wounds, infections and the effects of aging.

Many of Reishi’s positive effects derive from it’s beta glucan constituents.  Reishi Beta Glucans are unique polysaccharides of large molecular weight consisting of thousands of glucose molecules bound together in highly branched patterns.  Draco Bio-Reishi™ Super Beta Glucan Extract is rich in natural Reishi beta-glucans, standardized to 1%.   Some of it’s benefits:

Immunity Enhancement

  • Stimulates the vital Langerhans cells
  • Helps soothe allergic skin conditions
  • Increases macrophage levels
  • Reduces 5-alpha reductase


  • Reduces pro-inflammatory cytokines, increases anti-inflammatory cytokines


  • Reishi’s anti-histamine compounds block dermal inflammation and swelling

Wound Healing & Skin Repair

  • Improves Wound Healing and Skin Repair
  • Antinociceptive
  • Rejuvenates and oxygenates cells
  • Supports good overall circulation
  • Stimulates new cell and blood vessel growth, improves microcirculation
  • Helps increase the growth rate of human dermal fibroblasts.
  • Enhances cellular response, interaction of cells, proliferation and migration of collagen-producing cells and adult dermal fibroblast cells.

Antioxidant,  Anti-aging & Skin Beauty

  • Protects hyaluronic acid and collagen molecules for antiaging of  the skin
  • Protects elastin fibers by the inhibition of degradative enzymes
  • Stimulates elastin biosynthesis and glycosaminoglycan(GAG) synthesis
  • Antioxidant – protects cells from damaging free radicals.  Lowers oxidative stress on the cell.
  • Inhibits degradative enzymes like collagenase, tyrosinase and matrix-metalloproteinases to protect healthy skin
  • Inhibits glycation
  • Anti-wrinkle function: significantly reduces some signs of skin aging
  • Smoothes the skin, decreases roughness
  • Increases skin firmness

Protection from UV

  • The beta glucans help protect the skin from UV radiation.
  • Beta glucan derived from baker’s yeast applied topically offered significant protection from skin damage caused by detergent exposure or UVA irradiation.
  • Beta glucan was found to enhance renewal rate of stratum corneum surface skin cells and prevent redness.

Film Forming Moisturizer

  • Decreases trans-epidermal water loss through the skin, helping the skin barrier function.
  • Combined natural saccharides (mono, olio, and poly) provide long lasting hydration to the skin.
  • Conditions and soothes skin and hair.  Unique film coating provides silky feel.
  • Helps skin retain moisture and decrease water loss

Skin Calming

  • Reduces stress, helps relaxation, antioxidant, resulting in a skin calming effect

Skin Lightening

  • Its inhibitory effects on tyrosinase activity showed significant skin lightening bioactivity.

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