|Q1||What are the active ingredients?|
Researchers have identified that water soluble polysaccharides are the most active element found in Ganoderma Lucidum that have anti-tumuor, immune modulating and blood pressure lowering affects. Other active ingredients are triterpenes, called the ganoderic acids. Studies have indicated that ganoderic acids help to alleviate allergies by inhibiting histamine release improve oxygen utilization and improve liver functions.
|Q2||Are the any side effects?|
No. According to classical literature, Ganoderma Lucidum is classified as a superior herb. Superior herbs are said to be non-toxic and can be consumed in large quantities and for a long period without any side effects. After 2000 years there are still no side effects reported in available literature and clinical studies. However, sensitive individuals may experience some detoxification symptoms such as mild digestive upset, dizziness, sore bones and skin rashes during the initial period of intake. This is the excretion of accumulated toxic matters from modern day foods and vigorous activities of the body metabolism. These are all normal signs of recovery and an indication that the medicinal effect of Ganoderma Lucidum is functioning well.
|Q3||Can I take Ganoderma Lucidum with other medications?|
|A3||Yes. Ganoderma Lucidum is a natural health supplement and there are no reported contraindications in over 2000 years of study. However, all immune-modulating substances such as Ganoderma Lucidum should be taken with care for patients undergoing organ transplant and using immunosuppressive drugs. It is always a good idea to consult a qualified health physician (preferably someone with experience in complementary health care) before consuming any dietary supplement.|
|Q4||How soon can one see the results of taking Ganoderma Lucidum?|
|A4||Result varies from individual to individual. One can experience a significant difference with their overall well being after taking Ganoderma Lucidum continuously for two (2) months.|
|Q5||Is Ganoderma Lucidum good for all age groups?|
|A5||Yes. Ganoderma Lucidum is a health food supplement that is good for all age groups including children and pregnant women. However, once again it is recommended to consult a qualified health physician just to be safe when taking any dietary supplement.|
|Q6||What are the directions to take Ganoderma Lucidum?|
Ganoderma Lucidum is best taken in the morning with an empty stomach. Drinking more water will also help enhance the effects of Ganoderma Lucidum by helping the body to get rid of poisonous waste.
|Q7||Should Ganoderma Lucidum be taken only when one is ill?|
|A7||No. Ganoderma Lucidum can be taken anytime when one is not ill, The primary benefit of Ganoderma Lucidum is its ability to support and build the immune system. Hence, Ganoderma Lucidum is beneficial even for a healthy person.|
|Q8||In addition to using Ganoderma Lucidum products, how can I improve my health?|
Nutritionist recommends the following:
|Q9||How is Ganoderma Lucidum different from other mushrooms?|
|A9||While mushrooms such as shitake and maitake, all share similar immune boosting properties. Ganoderma Lucidum has also the longest history and has been known to be effective in the treatment of the widest range of health conditions.|
|Q10||What are all the benefits of Ganoderma Lucidum?|
The following table was found in a published article titled Medicinal mushrooms: their therapeutic properties and current medical usage with special emphasis on cancer treatments from Cancer Research UK.
Table – Pharmacological effects of whole Ganoderma Lucidum extracts in vivo and vitro
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