Lingzhi (Ganoderma lucidum) belongs to the family of Polyporaceae and is considered precious, rare medicinal fungi. Its growing habits are special that they normally grow on the surface of dead tree trunks. They normally exhibit three growth stages namely spores, mycelium and sporocarp.
According to medical research, Lingzhi is different from general medicine on its gentle, non-poisonous nature. It will not cause any side-effects and is not specific in treating a certain kind of disease. Lingzhi is also different from those supplements in the market which are claimed to strengthen a certain kind of nutrition intake. Instead, Lingzhi is effective in enhancing the overall health condition, balancing body functions, regulating metabolic system, improving immunity and strengthening internal and vital organs.
Lingzhi is effective in maintaining one’s good health and strengthening physique at the same time. It is beneficial to regulating the biological and psychological functions of the body. Lingzhi’s active ingredients include ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides, triterpenoids (also called ganoderma acid), organogermanium compound, minerals, proteins, various kinds of amino acids and vitamins.
Not only does Lingzhi (Ganoderma lucidum) exhibit an anti-aging property, it can also prevent negative emotions, regulate central nervous system, calm nerves, improve sleep quality and enhance memory.
Improve Respiratory System and Strengthen Cardiovascular Functions
Lingzhi can alleviate respiratory diseases and strengthen cardiovascular functions. Both animal tests and clinical trials have proven the efficacy of Lingzhi in dilating coronary artery, increasing coronary blood flow, improving micro-circulation of cardiac muscles and increasing myocardial oxygen and energy supply.
According to pharmacological research, Lingzhi is an immunity enhancer as it promotes and regulates metabolism, enhancing the functions of several immunocytes to work against pathogens and tumor cells. Lingzhi can well suppress the growth and proliferation of cancer cells. It also stimulates the release of hormones in animals to eliminate cancer cells while protecting normal cells in animals against the side-effects of western medicines, chemotherapy and radiation.
Lingzhi is especially effective in improving liver damage due to physical, chemical and biological factors. Lingzhi can alleviate liver damage no matter the administration is before or after the damage. According to research regarding the effectiveness of ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides essence in protecting liver, it is found that Lingzhi can prevent carbon tetrachloride poisoning in stem cells in mice. According to another research, ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides is anti-inflammatory and can effectively suppress necrosis and liver fibrosis.
Benefits to Cats and Dogs
- Strengthen Liver Detoxification and Postpone Aging Symptoms
- Improve Asthma and Respiratory Allergy
- Soothe Frequent Urination and Incontinence
- Intensify Immunity and Lower Risk of Diseases
- Improve Sleeping Quality and Stimulate Metabolism
- Fortify the Health of Heart
- Alleviate the Side Effects during Cancer Treatment