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Duanwood Reishi





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Reishi Mushroom is a supreme Chinese herb, historically used for liver support. it is used widely to support the immune system while also being one of the most researched, popular, and studied herbs of all time. A pure natural source of polysaccharides and triterpenes.


Reishi Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in ancient Chinese Medicine as a way to boost our immune system as well as lowering the risk of both heart disease and cancer. Modern Science and scientific studies have now been able to document the health benefits that R M has to offer. Today's Science reveals that these mushrooms contain a wide variety of bioactive molecules many of which boost our immune function. Some of these bioactive molecules actually have an antiviral effect by directly binding to the virus interfering with a process, in which viruses attached to and enter the healthy cells in order to create an infection in the first place.


In Chinese, the name lingzhi represents a combination of spiritual potency and essence of immortality and is regarded as the “herb of spiritual potency,” symbolizing success, well-being, divine power, and longevity. Among cultivated mushrooms, G. Lucidum is unique in that its pharmaceutical rather than nutritional value is paramount. A variety of commercial G. Lucidum products are available in various forms, such as powders, dietary supplements, and tea. These are produced from different parts of the mushroom, including mycelia, spores, and fruit body. The specific applications and attributed health benefits of lingzhi include control of blood glucose levels, modulation of the immune system, hepatoprotection, bacteriostasis, and more. The various beliefs regarding the health benefits of G. Lucidum (Figure 9.2) are based largely on anecdotal evidence, traditional use, and cultural mores. However, recent reports provide scientific support to some of the ancient claims of the health benefits of lingzhi.




Grown Organically, Duanwood Extract Is an Immune Booster, Liver Supporter, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Cancer one of the most researched and studied adaptogens of all time. It Fights Fatigue and Depression, Decreases Blood Sugar and may balance an overdriven hormone system while improving sleep quality.



Science




Ganoderma Lucidium, Ling Zhi or Reishi Mushroom is a supreme Chinese herb (first written about in Shennong’s Pharmacopeia, which is the very first Chinese herbal text), historically used as an Immune Booster, Liver Supporter, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Cancer while being on of the most researched, popular, and studied herbs of all time.


Modern Science and scientific studies have now been able to document the health benefits that R M has to offer. Today's Science reveals that these mushrooms contain a wide variety of bioactive molecules many of which boost our immune function. Some of these bioactive molecules actually have an antiviral effect by directly binding to the virus interfering with a process, in which viruses attached to and enter the healthy cells in order to create an infection in the first place. Reishi Extracts contain high levels of zinc and selenium that are known to be essential in preventing viral infections as well as decreasing their serenity. Reishi has also been shown to promote the production of B and T lymphocytes which are immune cells involved in the production of antibodies and the regulation of our immune system. Other compounds of RM have been shown in clinical trials to lower inflammation as well as cholesterol in our bloodstream hardening of the arteries is the result of low-grade inflammation within the arteries. Reishi M potent immune-modulating properties have been shown to lower these inflammatory stimuli by reducing the cells' ability to stick to the vessel walls and preventing that plaque buildup that is key to the development of hardening of the arteries. Polysaccharides from Reishi significantly reduced triglycerides and that LDL or bad cholesterol as it actually raises the good or HDL cholesterol. Reishi M has multiple mechanisms in which they are able to fight the development and spread of cancer. R M significantly increases the production of natural killer cells. These natural killer cells literally seek out abnormally growing cells or those early cancer cells and destroy them. Other studies have shown that R also inhibits the development of new blood vessel formation called Angiogenesis. Other compounds inhibit tumor formation and the spread of cancer cells. Reishi Extracts also contain a compound called Ganoderic Acid that sets off apoptosis or what we call natural cancer cell death. All of these characteristics of R M combined together to help prevent or decrease the growth of cancers within the body. In summary, RM are taking their place as a very significant natural way to boost our immune system, cut inflammation decrease cholesterol and decrease the development and progression of cancer. It Fights Fatigue and Depression, Decreases Blood Sugar and may balance an overdriven hormone system while improving sleep quality


“Continuous consumption of Reishi makes your body light and young lengthens your life and turns you into one like the immortal who never dies.” Shennong’s Pharmacopeia

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Benefits




Anti-Microbial https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10319155 Diabetes https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/view/rmit:19048

Antiinflammatory and Immunomodulating Properties of Fungal Metabolites


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1160565/


Reishi mushroom can enhance immune function through its effects on white blood cells, which help fight infection and cancer. This may occur primarily in those who are ill, as mixed results have been seen in those who are healthy.


Anti-Cancer


Although reishi mushroom appears to hold some promise for cancer prevention or treatment, more information is needed before it becomes part of standard therapy. However, it may be appropriate to use in addition to normal care in some cases.


Could Fight Fatigue and Depression


Some preliminary studies have shown that reishi mushroom could decrease anxiety and depression as well as improve the quality of life in those with certain medical conditions.



A Medicinal Mushroom https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92757/


Isolation and hypoglycemic activity of Ganoderans A and B, glycans of Ganoderma Lucidum fruit bodies. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3840903



Anti Aging


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19837596






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