Ganoderma Lucidum

For over 4,000 years, Ganoderma Lucidum has been the most revered herb in Chinese medicine and remains one of the most fascinating and highly documented foods ever encountered in nature.

With well over 150 antioxidants and phytonutrients, Ganoderma Lucidum is the closest thing to nutritional perfection found in nature. Interestingly, Ganoderma Lucidum is extremely rare and grows on only two out of ten-thousand aged plum trees found in the dense and humid high mountain forests of Asia.

First labeled God’s Herb or Spiritual Herb by the Chinese, Ganoderma Lucidum was consumed regularly by emperors because of their strong belief in its ability to give them eternal youth and prosperity. Its fame and benefits were featured in different works of art and literature.

Red Reishi

Red Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum; Gano), commonly known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, a herbal mushroom known for it’s miraculous health benefits.

Benefits of Red Reishi:

  • Non-toxic – can be taken daily without any side effects.
  • When taken regularly can restore the body to its natural state, enabling all organs to function normally.
  • Immune modulator – regulates and fine tunes the immune system.

According to researchers, water-soluble polysaccharides are the most active element found in Red Reishi that have anti-tumour, immune modulating and blood pressure lowering effects.

Triterpenes, also called ganoderic acids, are another major active ingredient found in Red Reishi.  Preliminary studies indicated that ganoderic acids improve oxygen utilization and  liver functions, as well as helps to alleviate common allergies by inhibiting histamine release. Being as triterpenes are bitter in taste, the level of the triterpene content contained in a product can be determined by the bitterness.

Red Reishi is also used to help treat anxiety, high blood pressure, hepatitis, bronchitis, insomnia, and asthma.  Generally, it is recommended as an adaptogen, immune modulator, and a general tonic.  Regular consumption can enhance our body’s immune system and improve blood circulation, thereby improving better health conditions.

Evidence

Consumption of Red Reishi has been linked to the treatment of a vast range of diseases, common ailments, and conditions, through considerable studies in China, Japan, USA, and the UK over the past 30 years.  Most scientific research that has been conducted appears to strongly support Red Reishi’s role as a normalizing substance – a nutritional supplement that can yield medical benefits through its normalization and regulation of the body’s organs and functions.

References

http://www.reishi.com/