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Ganoderma Mushroom – also known as the Red Reishi Mushroom. Chinese medicine reports that this mushroom has antioxidant, analgesic (pain relieving), anti-inflammatory qualities. They say it king of herbs, the ganoderma mushroom has been used for centuries to promote health and longevity. Containing hundreds of antioxidants, this “Super Food” is held in high regard in the Orient. Japan and China use this extract as a licensed medical treatment. This extract helps to promote a natural immune system to maintain balance in the body. Let’s check some of the other beefits.
Benefits of Ganoderma Lucidum
Ganoderma contains nutrients can help the human body to maintain its health, or improve its level of health if there are problems.
Ganoderma is aimed to work on body but not on the disease. Promoting your natural immune system helps in balancing the body and in turn treats itself for a wide range of health problems. Ganoderma promotes general good health and vitality. It also has a harmonising effect on the body and helps maintain body balance.
Antioxidants neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals of normal cellular respiration and metabolism. Ganoderma is one of the most potent anti oxidants at 23,500 I.U’s
In healthy the body has a healthy heart, healthy blood pressure, healthy cholesterol levels, normal blood sugar levels, and a healthy respiratory system. All the organs in the body operate withoutproblems
Ganoderma maintains and improves general Well-being.
Ganoderma lucidum is the scientific name for a species of red mushroom that once grew in the wild and is now being cultivated at special farms, in pristine growing conditions. Ganoderma contains more than 200 active elements that are known to improve health. Here are a few that modern science is currently focusing on:
Strengthen the body’s immune system
Balance blood sugar level and improves pancreatic functions
Protect against degeneration of skin cells and eliminates dead surface cells which improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of aging
Controls destruction of healthy cells throughout the body
Eliminates accumulated toxins
Increases oxygen in the blood system
Reduces fatigue and increases vitality
Strengthens the immune system
Increases the metabolism
Contains an abundance of anti-oxidants that control or inhibit damaging free radicals. Free radicals are a major cause of cell degeneration, cancer and aging.
Assists our body’s natural ability to fight cancer cells
Reduces cholesterol and body fat
Helps to unclog arteries plugged with fatty deposits, and supports liver function
Balances the metabolic rate and boosts energy
Prevents fragmentation of platelets which can cause blockages in the circulatory system
Fortifies and improves the digestive system
Inhibits allergies, relieves sinus congestion, and helps with respiratory problems
Reduces cholesterol and fat
Rejuvenates the body’s tissues and cells
Boosts all the body’s functions
Helps to maintain youthfulness and contributes to improved vitality
Overcomes skin disorders and beautifies the skil
Is effective for relieving external problems such as scrapes, skin wounds, psoriasis, bug bites, stings, sunburn, mouth ulcers, and external bleeding.
Research has demonstrated that Ganoderma Lucidum has several different active constituents. One group of active constituents is the polysaccharides. The various types of polysaccharides found in Ganoderma Lucidum have demonstrated immune-enhancing properties. This includes enhancement of several important interleukins. Another major class of compounds is the triterpenes. These compounds have been reported to have adaptogenic, anti-hypertensive, and anti-allergy effects.
Ganoderma Lucidum has been shown in some studies to inhibit platelet aggregation and reduce blood pressure. In studies of people with hypertension, researchers found blood pressure was significantly reduced over two-weeks’ time with reishi supplementation.
Ganoderma Lucidum is commonly prescribed by practitioners for long-term immune system support. In studies involving patients with advanced tumors, the patients were given Ganoderma Lucidum for thirty days. Researchers found a marked immune-modulating effect as demonstrated by an increase in T lymphocytes and decreased CD8 counts. Patients also reported reduced side effects due to chemotherapy or radiation as well as postoperation recovery.
Blood Sugar Balance
Studies have shown Ganoderma Lucidum to have a blood sugar lowering effect. Much of this activity appears to be due to polysaccharides known as Ganoderans A, B, and C.
It appears there are three main mechanisms behind this hypoglycemic effect. This includes Ganoderma Lucidum’s ability to elevate plasma insulin levels, to enhance peripheral tissue utilization of glucose, and to enhance liver metabolism of glucose.
Studies have shown that hot-water extracts of Ganoderma Lucidum have anti-inflammatory effects. One study found that 50 milligrams of reishi powder had comparable effects to 5 milligrams of hydrocortisone.
Ganoderma Lucidum is commonly used for its hepatoprotective (liver protective) action. One study of patients with hepatitis B and elevated liver enzymes (SGOT/SGPT) and bilirubin were given reishi for three months. Significant reduction in SGOT and SGPT were noticed within one month. After three months all values were within normal range.
One of the unique uses of Ganoderma Lucidum is for altitude sickness. Reishi appears to reduce altitude sickness by oxygenating the blood. This benefit was studied in Asian mountain climbers that ascended mountains as high as 17,000 feet with minimal reaction.
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