Linzhi(灵芝)" is the Chinese name for Ganoderma fungi and is said to have been in existence on the earth for many thousands of years ago. Its scientific name is "Ganoderma lucidum." In China, the character "芝" represents "mushroom" and literally translates to "spiritual and mystical mushroom" or "miracle-working mushroom."
China's ancient book, "Materia Medica of Deity of Agriculture" (circa 500), classifies 365 varieties of natural products as high rank/middle rank/low rank and Lingzhi mushrooms are included in the high rank which is defined as, "a product that improves health and harmless regardless of the amount consumed."
According to the original Chinese herbal medicine books, "Materia Medica of Deity of Agriculture" and "Bencao Gangmu" (approx. 400 years old), there are 6 types of Lingzhi. However, its growing location expands across a wide variety of regions from tropical areas to high mountains and it also comes in a many shapes and forms. Most popular and most recognized Lingzhi are Ganoderma lucidum (red Lingzhi) and Ganoderma sinense (purple Lingzhi).
As shown in its classification as "high rank" in "Materia Medica of Deity of Agriculture," food safety has been recognized for thousands of years of consumption. The "Botanical Safety Handbook" issued by the American Herbal Products Association, classifies approximately 650 types of herbs based on safety. The Lingzhi has been assessed as an extremely safe food as indicated by its Class 1 classification (can be consumed safely when used appropriately).
Lingzhi are annuals and if the Lingzhi is not harvested when it contains many valuable ingredients, those ingredients are lost due to exposure to wind and rain.
Finding natural Lingzhi during the peak harvest season is extremely difficult and cultivated products are considered to be superior in terms of stable quality and yield. Techniques established in China, Japan etc regarding the cultivation of Lingzhi have spread worldwide, significantly contributing to the expansion of the Lingzhi plantation industry.
Unlike medication, there is no set time to take Lingzhi (e.g. after a meal or between meals). Please enjoy them as a dietary supplement. Take with large quantities of water or hot water as possible.
When taking Lingzhi Capsules, it is recommended to take them with empty stomach and luke warm water for better absorption.
When taking Lingzhi Capsules while you are on western medication, please take Lingzhi capsules one hour away from western medicine.
1. Anti-Tumor Effect
Main cause to the development of tumor is the disorder of or poor performing immune system. Ganoderma lucidum can best regulate and activate the immune system. It prominently enhances the body immune function and increase self defense capability against tumor. Ganoderma lucidum enhances the function of monocytic macrophage via activating synthesis of interleukin H. It also enhances blood synthesis capacity, particularly white blood cells level. Combining with the inhibitory effect on cancer cells provided by certain ingredients in Ganoderma lucidum, it becomes one of the most effective medicines for anti-tumor and supplement to cancer treatment. Ganoderma lucidum possesses hardly any toxic to human body. This unique feature of enhancing immunity without toxigenicity is the definite advantage of Ganoderma lucidum over any other immune system intensifier.
2. Liver Protection & Detoxification
Clinical studies and experiments with animals confirm that Ganoderma lucidum can effectively dilate coronary artery, increase coronary vessel blood flow, and improve circulation in cardiac muscle capillaries, thus increase the supply of oxygen and energy to cardiac muscle. Therefore Ganoderma lucidum helps to protect the heart from shortage of blood supply, and it is ideal for proctecting your heart. Ganoderma lucidum can obviously reduce the level of blood cholesterol, liporotein and triglycerides in hypertensive patienst. It prevents the formation of arterial atheromatous patches. If patches are already formed, Ganoderma lucidum will reduce cholesterol in arterial wall and soften the blood vessel to avoid further damage. It also partially improves blood circulation, and inhibits platelet aggregation. All these effects contribute to preventing various kinds of stroke.
4. Delay Aging
The polysaccharides and polypeptides found in Ganoderma lucidum can effectively delay aging by the following mechanisms. To enhance and regulate immune function. Such enhancement and regulation can effectively delay aging in adult and aged people. For the young, the immune system will be optimized to ensure healthy growth. To regulate metabolism and enhance synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins. Research works have shown that Ganoderma lucidum enhances synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins in blood plasma, liver, and bone marrow, hence effectively prevent aging. It is observed that the use of Ganoderma lucidum to prevent aging benefits not only the aged, but also the young, since growth and development process will ultimately lead to aging. One cause of aging is the reduction of self-originated antioxidant or antioxidant-like material (such as SOD) in the body. These antioxidants are essential for encountering damage to the body by free radicals. Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides possess the properties that are very similar to SOD which can remove the free radicals and prevent its damage to the body by stopping over-oxidation of lipid. Such action protects the cells and delays their aging. Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides prominently enhance DNA synthesis in cell nucleus, and increase the number of cell divisions, which results in delayed aging.
5. Effect on Neurasthenia
7. Effect on Diabetes
Ganoderma lucidum can help to stop coughing, clear sputum, and suppress asthma. It also relieves the symptoms of the related illnesses. Since Ganoderma lucidum can activate the immune system, it can prevent from flu, and thus above syndromes. Ganoderma lucidum is particularly suitable for the treatment of the patients categorized as "cold and wet" by Chinese medicine, while for the "hot and dry" patients would be relatively less effective. The average effectiveness may reach up to 80%.
9. Effect on Hyper Susceptibility
10. Effect on Beauty Care
Ganoderma lucidum has been named the "Medicine of Eternal Life". It is mainly contributed to the effect on skin protection, and delaying aging. Ganoderma lucidum can retain and regulate the water in skin and thus can keep the skin elasticity, hydrated and smooth. It also inhibits the formation and deposition of melanin in skin. Today, the beauty care products made from Ganoderma lucidum are becoming the new stars in the industry. Taking Ganoderma lucidum food products will obtain synergistic effect. To add Ganoderma lucidum into the bath will not only keep the skin smooth and lustrous, but also prevent it from bacterial infection.
Persons on prescription drugs, or those regularly visiting the hospital, and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, should consult their doctor prior to taking Lingzhi capsules.
In Singapore, 100% pure Lingzhi capsules are considered Chinese Proprietary Medicine (CPM) and require approval from Health Science Authority of Singapore before they are placed on the counter for sales.
In the event you experience any physical abnormality, immediately discontinue use and visit a medical institution or health center.
Gano Well Lingzhi is natural log-cultivated and harvested in Wu Yi Mountain (Fujian) China and the first organic Lingzhi farm which received four organic certifications from authorities including EU, Japan, USA and China. Rigorously tested to meet today's highest standards of quality control, they are processed through patented technology and bottled in a formula confirmed by nationally reputed R&D centre to ensure maximum potency and benefits.
Gano Well Lingzhi are all packaged in Vcaps® capsules. Vcaps® capsules are the first generation vegetarian capsules, meeting the needs of a wide variety of health-conscious consumers. With both KO and OU Kosher and Halal certification, and certified by the Vegetarian and Vegan Action Society, they are an appealing way to address the preferences of an important growing group of supplement users who indicate that vegetarian source is important in their decision-making. Vcaps® capsules are non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free and preservative-free—a clean-label product.
Spore Oil Softgel is not using Vcaps and the softgel is not suitable for vegetarian as the softgel skin is made from cow bone. You may consider the Gano Extra capsules that is 100% organic and Vcaps@ capsuled. It is the 2nd grade Lingzhi capsules in term of efficacy that is made of Cracked Lingzhi spore powder and Lingzhi young shoots extracts. Both key active ingredients i.e Lingzhi polysaccharides and triterpenes are all very high with its unique formula.
(1) Patients during bleeding period need to stop using for a few days. (2) Patients with organ transplantation should use it with caution. Such patients take immunosuppressant for a long time, and Lingzhi products are immune enhancers. If you want to take them, please consult doctor before taking. (3) For severe patients, it is suggested to start taking them in small doses, and then add them to the normal amount after the body adapts. (4) During the attack period of gout, patients should avoid taking Lingzhi. Lingzhi contains a small amount of purine which can increase the pain feeling. During remission period, you can start with small doses. After adaptation, Lingzhi can help significantly reduce the number of gout attacks and alleviate the symptoms of gout.