Ganoderma Lucidum, is this what science is looking for? Is ganoderma as powerful as other superfoods? Ganoderma is considered as a very powerful natural food. It's hailed as the Wonder herb, Magic mushroom, King of the mushrooms and Elixir of immortality. There is lots of evidence and testimonials to support the claims that ganoderma / reishi lowers blood sugar levels.
Science is now researching the many reported claims of this ancient Chinese mushroom. It is being studied for it's benefits for the treatment of many diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Ganoderma is one of the most prominent natural food used effective in controling high blood sugar levels.
Diabetic medication controls only the symptoms, not the causes or the side effects. The herb assist with the treatment of high sugar symptoms and causes. Widely used in Chinese medicine, the mushroom is known for its health imparting properties. It's claimed to assist with improving circulation, the nervous system and immune system function. Ganoderma is said to works well with medication, even improves it's effectiveness. As well as helping to improve other health complaints. It is widely claimed to have the ability in lowering blood sugar. Ganoderma does not cause any side effects in the body and it is non-toxic.
The evidence generated from many studies supports (see references), that the constitutes in Ganoderma lucidum that reduce blood glucose are Ganoderma B and C. The principle is by enhancing utilization of blood glucose by body tissues. Ganoderma lucidum serves as a substitute to insulin to inhibit release of fatty acids. It thus improves symptoms in high blood glucose and high urine glucose patients. Blood glucose will be reduced from 173 to 116, cholesterol from 233 to 179, beat-protein from 580 to 465. Water-soluble compounds known as polysaccharides in Ganoderma lucidum suppresses insulin-independent diabetes.
Ganoderma can be used in conjunction with medication, improving it's effectiveness. It assist with overall health, thus treating the many complications associated with diabetes. The herb not only helps to deal with diabetic symptoms, it also helps with overall recovery of the body from many imbalances. Among many other things, it helps diabetics to regain functionality of the pancreas. Additionally, Ganoderma deals with some of the effects of renal disease. It is also combating ailments such as hypertension, high blood pressure, ulcers, strokes, and impotence, the many side effects of diabetes and diabetic medication. Ganoderma Lucidum not only helps to control diabetic symptoms and causes, as well assists in improving the overall health and well being.
Ganoderma is classified as an Adaptogen and as such it balances the body. It seems to repair anything that it is wrong in the body. If one has low iron levels, ganoderma adjusts it by incresing it. If one has too much iron, several months of using ganoderma is lowering the iron. This is claimed by ordinary people proving results with blood tests.
An adaptogenic herbs are distinct from other substances in their ability to balance endocrine hormones and the immune system, and that they help the body to maintain optimal homeostasis.
Ganoderma lucidum is being used by millions of people world wide. There are masses of research showing evidence of the mushroom's medicinal properties. Yet, this wonder herb is still the best kept secret and only known to few.
Ganoderma can be taken daily as a herbal supplement in a form of capsules, hot chocolate, coffee and tea.
Ganoderma / Reishi mushroom is noted for the ability to lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels.
Ganoderma lucidum produces a group of triterpenes, called ganoderic acids, which have a molecular structure similar to steroid hormones. It also contains other compounds many of which are typically found in fungal materials including polysaccharides such as beta-glucan, coumarin, mannitol, and alkaloids.
Several species of Ganoderma have been used in traditional Asian medicines for thousands of years. Collectively, the Ganoderma are being investigated for a variety of potential therapeutic benefits:
GANODERMA CONTAINS UP TO 400 NUTRIENTS
activity in the biosynthesis of cholesterol . Ganoderma compounds inhibit 5-alpha reductase activity in the biosynthesis of dihydrotestosterone. Besides effects on mammalian physiology, Ganoderma is reported to have anti-bacterial and anti-viral activities. Ganoderma is reported to exhibit direct anti-viral with the following viruses; HSV-1, HSV-2, influenza virus, vesicular stomatitis.
Ganoderma is classified as an Adoptogen. An adaptogen is a herb product that is a plant derivative. Adaptogens increase resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue. They are rejuvenating herbs, qi tonics, rasayanas, or restoratives. One specific characteristic of adaptogen action is that its effect is believed to help the body return to a balanced state.
References from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganoderma
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Branda Liszkin Since I was diagnosed with a blood sugar problem about 3 years ago, my blood sugar levels fluctuated from 5.9 to 8.7. Since taking Ganoderma it has stabilized and gradually kept going down from 5.7 to 5.3 to 4.7. I can't believe it, how Ganoderma is working on me. I can even sleep better and have energy for the whole day. Cuts on my body heal now quickly. The pains in the joints are gone and I can walk easily. I am telling everybody about my miracle cure. Thank you for your help
Stephen Orlon I would like to thank you for your help. I was very hopeful when you told me, that Ganoderma may help me and it did. My blood sugar levels are back to normal. My doctor couldn't believe it, as he couldn't get it down. I told him about Ganoderma and gave him your booklet. I don't have to worry any more. Thank you again.
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