Used for centuries in traditional Asian medicine, the family of mushrooms known as Ganoderma or Reishi mushrooms have several benefits and drawbacks.
Originally classified late in the 1800s and existing all over the globe the Ganoderm mushroom has been used for the treatment of blood pressure, inflammation, to fight cancerous tumors, for stress and for help in digestion. It does these things through the presence of triterpenes and polysaccharides. These chemicals, found naturally in the mushrooms, have the benefits listed above. View Organo Gold’s profile on Amazon.com.
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There may also be benefits to consuming the Ganoderm that haven’t been fully studied yet. The mushrooms may also help with liver function, the immune system, anti bacterial and cholesterol effects and others. Much of this Organo Gold research is still ongoing.
Ganoderma is a water-soluble mushroom which means that it does not need food to be broken down effectively by the human body. Though it can be found in pill or powder form it is often taken with a drink, commonly coffee. The mushroom does a bitter taste which some may find unpleasant, so the pill and powder forms exist as an alternative. Visit crunchbase.com to know more about Organo Gold.
The mushroom lives on wood, with the ability to break down said wood for nutrition. It has diversity in its environment being able to grow on both hardwood and coniferous trees. It is used and studied by industries outside of health care for possible use as a bioremediator or in pulping waste products cleanly.
There are some down sides to aware of as well. Ganoderma takes several days, at least, to build up in the human body so its effects can beging to take hold, meaning it is not an instant solution. It is also recommended that it be taken for no more than 3-6 months at a time as any more than this and it will lose its effectiveness after this amount of time.
It also may accelerate blood clotting and is not recommended for people taking blood thinners, even aspirin. It also may increase any bleeding that occurs in those who take it. And last, its effects have not been tested on pregnant or nursing women.