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What makes Ganoderma Lucidum or Reishi/Ling Zhi mushroom

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What makes Ganoderma Lucidum or Reishi/Ling Zhi mushroom alkaline? What is/are the components in this mushroom that makes it that?

Hello Sam,
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The active agent in Ganoderma Lucidum is ganoderic acids. The activity of ganoderic acids is linked to the hydroxylation in the position 7 and 15 (GA-A) and 3 (GA-H) in their triterpene lanostane structure, which makes them alkaline. Please read this reference resource;

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18425349

It is helpful in;

Decreasing blood pressure

Decreasing cholesterol and triglycerides

Prevention of cancer growth

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Dr. Phophalia, also, why does G lucidum also alleviates constipation in people who uses it? What is the property that causes this?

Hello Sam,

It increases the intestinal motility (movements) slightly which helps in the constipation.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phophalia, what are the main ingredients of G. Lucidum that makes this herb so well known? I've read the polysaccharide, ganodermic acids, triterpenoids, and germanium. Is there others?

Sam,

The main active ingredients found in Ganoderma Lucidum are;

1) Ganoderic acid,

2) Polysaccharides (Beta – D – glucan polysaccharides),

3) Sterol (ergosterol),

4) Lysozyme,

5) Alkaloids,

6) Proteins,

7) Riboflavin,

8) Ascorbic acid

8) Lipids

9) Dietary fibers

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** has no germanium??

Sam,

It has germanium which is an amino acid and boosts body immunity.
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