The Science: Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi)

Reishi mycelium provides longevity. Ganoderma lucidum has also become popular because of its promising properties that might extend life span while increasing vigor and vitality. Ganoderma lucidum has been reported to have several pharmacological effects, including immunomodulating, antiatherosclerosis, anti-inflammation, analgesic, chemo preventive, anti-tumor, and radioprotective. It also has sleep-promoting, antibacterial, antiviral (including anti-HIV), hypolipidemic, anti-fibrotic, hepatoprotective, diabetic, antioxidative and radical-scavenging, antiaging, hypo-glycemic, and anti-ulcer properties. [1-3] Yes, we know… Sounds too good to be true; however, they don’t call it the herb of spiritual potency for nothing!
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[4] Chia-Che Tsai, Feng-Ling Yang, Zih-You Huang, Chien-Sheng Chen, Yu-Liang Yang, Kuo-Feng Hua, Jianjun Li, Shui-Tein Chen and Shih-Hsiung Wu, Oligosaccharide and Peptidoglycan of Ganoderma lucidum Activate the Immune Response in Human Mononuclear Cells, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 10.1021/jf3000339, 60, 11, (2830-2837), (2012).

[5] Shiao M.S, Lee K.R, Lin L.J and Wang C.T: Natural product and biological activities of the Chinese medical fungus, Ganoderma lucidum in: Food phytochemicals for cancer prevention II: Teas, spices and Herbs, (HO, C.T, Osawar, T.; Huang, M.T and Rosen, R.T.; Eds.)American chemical society: Washington, D.C.P.342-354; 1994