Red Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), commonly known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, is a herbal.Ganoderma, fungus that grow on wood and also known as Red Mushroom, belong to mushroom family. To date 38,000 varieties of mushrooms have been found in the world, out of which 2,000 are edible and 200 have medicinal values. There are about 80 speices of ganoderma mushrooms, out of which six have medicinal and therapeutic values. Ganoderma is a Greek term combining the words ganos (γανος or "shining") and derma (δερμα or "skin"). They are Lignicolous (or wood-decay fungus) and Coriaceous (or leathery) either with or without a stem. The fruit bodies grow in a fan-like or hoof-like form on trunks of living or dead trees.
Ganoderma Lucidum is called the "King of Herbs", because it contains more than 200 active elements, or important nutrients and phytochemicals, having theraputic value. Ganoderma is the most popular food supplement with four basic therapeutic functions: scanning, cleansing, balancing and rejuvenating. It works at cellular levels not only as an anti-toxin, but also an anti-bacterial/anti-viral compound. It has no toxins, or side-effects, even in prolong use, and has valuable overall normalizing function or is not specified for any disease or organ. It has been used for hundreds of years as a health promotion and treatment strategy.
Works to scan toxins and bacteria/viruses from cells within 30 days.
Ganoderic acids help alleviate common allergies by inhibiting histamine release, improve oxygen utilization and improve liver functions.
Assists to cleanse toxins and bacteria/viruses from cells within 30 weeks.
Helps balancing body by restoring and regenerating cells and normalizing functions of the organs.
It has anticancer, antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects.
Effective in improving the functions and protection of liver.
Supports in reducing blood cholesterol and blood sugar.
Defends digestive system and helps recover from gastric injury including ulcer.
Enhance immune power and improve blood circulation.
Treat anxiety, high blood pressure, hepatitis, bronchitis, insomnia, and asthma.
Water-soluble polysaccharides, triterpeniods, proteins and amino acids, Carbohydrates, Dietary Fibre and Enzymes, Vitamins B3, B5, C and D, and Iron, Phosphorous and Calcium; and Adenosine, Organic Germanium, Fatty Acids, Ganoderic Essence etc.No Side effect Confirmation
In American Herbal Pharmacopoeia®'s published monograph on Reishi mushrooms, Reishi is classified as "Class 1: Herbs that can be safely consumed when used appropriately (McGuffin and others 1997). No side effects were reported in the available clinical literature.Direction of taking
Ganoderma is best taken in the morning with an empty stomach. Drinking more water will also help enhance the effects of Ganoderma by helping the body get rid of poisonous waste. It is also recommended to take Vitamin C with Ganoderma as this will assist the body in absorbing the active ingredients in Ganoderma. Studies have shown that Vitamin C helps break down the complex polysaccarides into smaller manageable pieces that the body can intake.
Ganoderma can be taken by anyone, except newborns. Please consult an expert/doctor/food supplement specialist for precautions and dosage.