Ganoderma Lucidum is the most popular and widely researched among thousand types of this fungus. Chinese scientists began investigating the chemical makeup and medicinal effects of Ganoderma Lucidum in the 1950s. They supported their findings with clinical studies. Research done in China on Ganoderma has spurred international interest. Researchers from China, Japan, Korea and United States have formed an international Ganoderma research association, bringing its research to a global platform.
Through advanced technology, scientists have attained a better understanding of the main chemical composite of Ganoderma Lucidum which includes active components such as:
Reduce level of unwanted cholesterol, neutralize fats, strengthen immune system and suppress cancerous cells.
Triterpenes (bitter substances)
Also known as Lingzhi acid. It helps to improve gastro-intestines functions, for anti-allergy, anti-inflammation and anti-tumor.
Adenosine Monophosphate (AMP)
Can dissolve thrombus and remove blood vessel blockage. Excellent for improving condition of high blood pressure, stroke, heart vessel blockage and numbness.
Super oxide Dismutase (SOD)
Effective for antioxidant, anti-free radicals and anti-ageing. It slows down the ageing of cells and promotes rejuvenation. They also researched on the special effects and treatment of Ganoderma on circulatory system, nervous system and immune system as well as its anti-cancer effects. Our body operates on these major systems. If these systems are not properly regulated, one can succumb to illnesses. The active components of Ganoderma are able to regulate the various systems, enhance stability and at the same time ensure a balance between the internal and external body conditions. Besides preventing diseases, the strengthening effects of Ganoderma are particularly effective in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases especially common symptoms such as:
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
In addition, Ganoderma can also eliminate toxins accumulated in the body through the intake of various western medication, antibiotic, pain killers and anti inflammatory medication. It thus achieves a detoxification effect. In this fast paced modern world, people are subjected to extensive pressure resulting in tension, insomnia, giddiness, fatigue and loss of appetite. The Organic Germanium found in Ganoderma helps to enhance the ability of blood stream to take in oxygen by more than 1.5 times. It also helps to increase the rate of metabolism and delay aging. According to research by Japanese doctors, the amount of Organic Germanium in Ganoderma is about 800 to 2000 ppm (parts per million), which is 4 to 6 times more than Ginseng. In addition, Ganoderma Lucidum also contains polysaccharides that help to strengthen immune system. Hence the stabilizing effects of Ganoderma Lucidum can help to strengthen ones health, improve vitality and improve immune system. In short, Ganoderma Lucidum obviously delays the process of ageing. This is the essence of saying in Sheng Nong Herbal Classic that states, Continuous consumption of Ganoderma will make your body light and young, lengthening life and turn you into someone like an immortal who never dies.