What Is Ganoderma And What Are The Forms And Their Benefits?
They are the questions that I asked since I had never heard of Ganoderma, let alone the forms that it came in and their benefits. Learning that Ganoderma was in Organo Gold's coffee and green tea was a delight as I love both but even better to know that it was also in the supplements!
Ganoderma is an herb that comes from the Reishi mushroom. Many herbs are taken for different medicinal purposes but ganoderma surpasses them all. Thus named the "King of Herbs," it is packed with powerful antioxidants and offers multiple health benefits.
In the US, this herb has not reached a level of popularity where it could be called well-known. If someone is asked if they have heard of ganoderma in this region of the world, it would not be surprising for the response to be, "gano-what?" Even spell-check – a tool trusted and utilized by people in all walks of life – does not contain the word ganoderma. Ganoderma does have a proven track record, though; it has been used in traditional Asian medicine for over 4,000 years.
From Wikipedia – "Ganoderma is a genus of polypore mushrooms which grow on wood, and include about 80 species, many from tropical regions. Because of their extensive use in traditional Asian medicines, and their potential in bioremediation, they are a very important genus economically. Ganoderma can be differentiated from other polypores because they have a double walled basidiospore. " Click here to continue reading!
THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF GANODERMA
The contents of ganoderma vary at different stages of the mushroom’s growth. As a result, ganoderma is havested at its different stages of growth for use in various products. The three forms are ganoderma mycelium, ganoderma lucidum and ganoderma spores.
Ganoderma mycelium is a product of the reishi mushroom when it is in root form. At this stage of its growth, it is only 18-21 days old. In this stage, it contains a high concentration of organic germanium and polysaccharide. Ganoderma mycelium has positive effects on the human brain and is also an immune system enhancer.
Ganoderma lucidum is a product of reishi mushroom when in its mature state. It reaches this state after 90 days of growth. This is a long list of health benefits associated with the mushroom in this form. To name a few, ganoderma lucidum is an anti-allergen, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory. It also balances the pH levels in the body and has a regenerating effect on the skin.
Ganoderma spores are like the seed of the mushroom. Once the spore is cracked, its health benefits can be reaped. Organo Gold has a patented technology that allows them to crack the spore to yield the maximum benefit. Ganoderma in this form is 17 times more powerful than ganoderma lucidum and is rich in polysaccharides, triterpenes, Organic germanium and selenium.
That's it in a nutshell. My own personal experience with Ganoderma is amazing. I feel much healthier. I am off my BP pills, in fact, my BP is lower than when I was on meds! I also lost a few pounds without even trying and I've received so many compliments on how radiant my skin looks!
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To health, wealth and happiness!