The Science of Ganoderma
Ganoderma Lucidum is known as the "King of Herbs." It is commonly known as Ling Zhi in Chinese. This herb 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.
Ganoderma is considered the number one Anti Aging herb in the world. Of the hundreds of healthy nutrients, Ganoderma has many antioxidants and other nutrients that can support the body in reversing and slowing down the aging process. The effects of the Ganoderma antioxidants can reduce and reverse DNA damage and oxidative stress on the cells in your body. They can also control or inhibit the damage of free radicals which are a major cause of cell degeneration, aging and disease.
The Ganoderma Polysaccharides can reverse aging of your immune system, digestive system, blood sugar and pancreatic functions. These polysaccharides can also help your body protect itself against early breakdown of the cells throughout your body and in your skin which can lead to wrinkles. The lack of proper cellular detoxification is a major factor in aging and the ganoderma polysaccharides have been found to help the cells of your body eliminate these accumulated toxins on a daily basis.
An important enzyme found in Ganoderma Lucidum is Superoxide Dismutase or "SOD". Research has shown that SOD helps to protect most cells in the body from free radical attacks. This is an important factor in health, anti-aging and harnessing diseases as most diseases today are a result of the free radicals that affect us as we age. Consuming the Ganoderma herb can help you increase and maintain your SOD level thus helping your body defend against these free radicals.
Another important nutrient in Ganoderma is Germanium which has been found to Increase the levels of oxygen in the body which can improve the health and vitality of all the cells of your body and lead to a strong immune system and increased energy. Other nutrients in Ganoderma help with anti-aging by increasing the body's metabolism, efficiency of the digestive system, increased healing, improved circulation resulting in improved energy production.