Ganoderma Lucidum – From Legend To Scientific Reality
Chemical fingerprinting in labs has revealed certain naturally occurring nutrients and systemic balancers such as steroids, coumarin, Mannitol (a polysaccharide), lactones, alkaloids and an immuno-modulating polysaccharide complex. Although Ganoderma Lucidum (known as “The Red Mushroom”) has not been clinically credited with the potential synergistic effects of its nutrient complex, these individual components are noted to have a number of actions and properties that provide remarkable results as anti-allergens, antioxidants, anti-fungal agents, anti-inflammatory agents, energy balancing, moderating effects on cholesterol and blood sugar and as reducing agents for hypertension and symptoms of diabetes.
One of its components alone, Germanium, has been shown in Japanese research reports to increase oxygen absorption by the body, improve blood metabolism and circulation, and help prevent functional degeneration. What’s more the germanium count in Ganoderma Lucidum is about four times higher than what seems to be represented by its closest competitor, Panax ginseng or even Garlic.
Whatever clinical claims are made for the use of red mushrooms, several things are certain. First, it has to be consumed on a regular basis to have any measured effect at all. Second, people who do take Ganoderma Lucidum on a regular basis claim to enjoy more vigor, better energy on less sleep, improved appetite and often a better regulated distribution of weight.
Of all these claims made on behalf of Ganoderma Lucidum, only a few can be supported by clinical studies, and not enough of those have been made under control-group or double-blind studies to prove anything conclusively. However, the results surrounding the muscle mushroom family and the red mushroom in particular are remarkable enough to prompt an entire industry and one approach by a leader in world nutrition to cultivate and perfect the qualities of this pivotal universal “natural” product.
The company is Gano Excel. And what they have done in Ganoderma Lucidum research and product development makes for a document as exciting as any adventure story, yet with factual data that only lends more credibility to this exceptional product and the potentials it holds for all of us.