Benefits of Ganoderma Lucidum
Ganoderma Lucidum contains the most powerful nutrients that can help the human body to maintain its natural state of good health. It also improves its level of health if there are problems .
Ganoderma Lucidum works completely on the body and not on the disease. Ganoderma Lucidum enhances and promotes the strengthening of your natural immune system, balancing the body and as a result treats itself for a wide range of health problems. Ganoderma Lucidum is known to promotes overall good vitality and health. It also acts as a harmonizer on the body and helps maintain body balance.
Science has shown that antioxidants neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals of normal cellular respiration and metabolism. Ganoderma Lucidum is one of the most powerfuld anti oxidants at 23,500 I.U's
A healthy 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 without problems.
Ganoderma Lucidum promotes, improves and maintains general well-being.
Ganoderma Lucidum is the English scientific name for a species of red mushroom that once grew in the wild and is now being cultivated at special farms, in pristine natural growing conditions. Ganoderma Lucidum is currently used in Chinese medicine and contains more than 200 active elements that are known to improve health. The following are a few that modern science is currently focusing on:
Research has shown that Ganoderma Lucidum has many unique active constituents. One group of active constituents is the Polysaccharides. The various types of Polysaccharides found in Ganoderma Lucidum have demonstrated immune-enhancing properties which 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.
Ganoderma Lucidum is commonly used for its hepatoprotective (liver protective) action.
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.