The Health Benefits of Ganoderma Lucidum

Reishi, or Ganoderma Lucidum, has been around for centuries.

Worth it's weight in gold, used only by emperors and other royals, this 'Miracle Herb' has been overlooked by western culture for years.

To their detriment, few people know about Ganoderma's marvelous health benefits and antioxidant effects. Even the most expensive antioxidant on the market can only boast a fraction of the 100's of antioxidants found in Ganoderma Lucidum.

Especially good for the circulatory system and respiratory tract, Ganoderma has been known to lower high blood pressure, balance good and bad cholesterol, and lower overall cholesterol as well as reducing symptoms related to asthma, bronchitis and other lung related problems.

The health returns Ganoderma provides are too numerous to completely describe in this article but it has been investigated by scientists around the world as a treatment for cancer, arthritis, insomnia, fungal growth, and the list goes on.
Recognized in Japan and China as a licensed medical treatment, Ganoderma is also used for its sedative and calming effects. Years of ongoing research in Japan, China, USA, and the UK are consistently proving the unmatched benefits this mushroom provides in areas of holistic health and healing.


How can one little mushroom do all that and more?

Ganoderma Lucidum affects the body as a whole, strengthening the immune system and balancing the body's natural state. Ganoderma gets to the core and works from the inside out producing some amazing results on the way.

Until recently, Ganoderma has been expensive and hard to find in viable quantities. That is because, out of thousands of trees in the forests of Asia, the Reishi mushroom only grows on ONE SPECIFIC TREE. One company has put years of time and effort into cultivating this mushroom indoors. The result of that effort will strongly affect the health of people all over the world.

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Benefits of Ganoderma

The benefits of Ganoderma a wide an varied. Ganoderma works on the body at a cellular level to improve ones health and general wellbing.

 

Cardiovascular Benefits
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 Ganoderma (Reishi) supplementation.

 

Immune Benefits
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 post operation 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 hypoglycaemic 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.

 

Anti-inflammatory Effects
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.

 

Liver Protector
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.

 

Oxygenation
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.