What is Ganoderma?
Ganoderma Lucidum is the MOST ALKALINE FOOD IN THE WORLD! and is one of the most revered herbs in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine, with a documented history of over 2000 years. Ganoderma is known as Ling Zhi in China and Reishi in Japan.
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.
There are references in China going back as far as 100 B.C. where it was referred to as the “Herb of Spiritual Potency” and the “Ten Thousand Year Mushroom” These days it is commonly referred to as the “King of the Herbs”
Ganoderma provides help to the body through its wide range of nutraceuticals (nutrients found in plants that have therapeutic properties) Ganoderma contains at least 400 nutrients. (As attested to at a recent health conference in Canberra) some of the most important are: Polysaccharides Beta-D-Glucan, FA, F1, F1-1a, D-6, A, B, C-2, D, Organic Germanium, Adenosine, Triterpenes, Ganoderic Acids B, D, F, H, K, Mf, R, S, T-0, Y, Ganodermadiol, Alkaloids, Anti Oxidants, Protein, Lingzhi 8, Plant Sterols.
Ganoderma Lucidum is cultivated using the tissue culture method to guarantee quality and potency every time. The processing of the Ganoderma mushroom uses the co;d-drying and centrifugal separation technique, which means total retention of the nutrients.
Ganoderma is one of the most highly regarded medical mushrooms and probably the best choice when looking for a general health tonic to improve overall health and well-being and is classed as an Adaptogen.
Ganoderma contains nutrients that can help the human body maintain its health, or improve its level of health if there are problems.
Ganoderma contains more than 400 active elements that are
Modern clinical research also supports many of the uses of Ganoderma as described in traditional medicine. It Benefits: Immune health, cardiovascular health and assists with liver and kidney function.
Research has demonstrated that Ganoderma has several different active constituents. One group of active constituents is the polysaccharides.
The various types of polysaccharides found in Ganoderma have demonstrated immune enhancing properties. One of the popular polysaccharides found in Ganoderma is Beta-D-glucan. Polysaccharides have the ability of the antibodies to raise the levels of INTERFERON in the body by stimulating the release of this protein from the white blood cells. This gives a person a better immune resistance.
Dr. Fukumui Morishage, in his studies, found that the polysaccharide in the Ganoderma mushroom activates the macrophages and the T-Killer cells of the Immune System early on in the battle against disease. It makes them aggressive in Phagocytosis or EATING THE ENEMY and neutralizing their toxins. These white blood cells help in the battle early which may assist in limiting the spread of disease more effectively.
Polysaccharides can also improve the ability of the antibodies to fight bacteria. According to a study published by the Drug Research Institute in Toyoma, Japan. The production of the antibodies, especially antibody immunoglobulin G is improved by the polysaccharide extract of Red Reishi.
Another major class of compounds found in Ganoderma is Triterpenes. These compounds have been reported to have Adaptogenic, anti viral hypertensive, and anti allergy effects. They are extracted from the shiny red surface of the mushroom.