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None proven: Several species of ganoderma containbioactive compounds such as triterpenoids and polysaccharides. G. Lucidum contains the largest variety of cellulose-, lignin-, and xylan-digesting enzymesused in biomass remediation and industrial sludge processing. Collectively, the ganoderma species are being investigated for a variety of potential therapeutic benefits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not entirely: As with many 'natural medicines', there are to date, no solid studies evaluating this fungus. Has been used in chinese medicine, under supervision of trained practitioners for years. Can decrease blood pressure (not good for those w nl bp, and thin the blood (not good for everyone). May interfere with chemotherapy for cancer. Please use only after consultation w/ a qualified provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No evidence it helps: Ganoderma products have become very popular in america in the last few years, just as they have been popular in traditional chinese medicine for centuries. The most popular ganoderma is the species known as ganoderma lucidum in latin, & is the best known and most well studied of all the medicinal mushrooms. But no studies show it works in sle as having nutritional support value or medical value. ...Read more
Can ganoderma help me in solving seizures history of more than 26years?If yes what should be content of it.
I checked: With herbalist! it's a mushroom ! it supposedly has effect on immune system. Have not seen it helping with seizures, worth a try1. ...Read more
Ganoderma lucidum: I believe you're asking about reishi mushrooms -- ganoderma is another name. It's claimed to be useful for immune system support. The above-ground parts are used. Not enough evidence to say if effective, though. Here's a rundown: http://www.Webmd.Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-905-reishi%20mushroom.Aspx?Activeingredientid=905&activeingredientname=reishi%20mushroom. ...Read more
Placebo response: Every medication and/or supplement invokes a placebo or nocebo response -- meaning the patient has expectations about positive or negative effects. This does not mean the medication or supplement has no physiological effect. A cochrane review on ganoderma (reishi) mushrooms did not support their use as first-line cancer treatment, or in long-term cancer treatment. http://tinyurl.com/n4cxxfm. ...Read more
Can try with caution: Usually one can clot adequately when platelet count is 100, 000 or more. While studies show that ganoderma can reduce platelet adhesion when added to blood in a test tube, it's not been proven that taking it orally results in less platelet adhesion. It's likely safe to try but wise to use low doses. Consider coriolus versicolor: http://www.Naturalmedicinejournal.Com/article_content.Asp?Article=390. ...Read more
Yes: Sorry to hear of your health problems. Reishi is one of many medicinal mushrooms with powerful proven benefits- see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021498_reishi_mushrooms.Html i would advise you also try homeopathy as an adjunct to standard treatment; dr. Ramakrishnan in india reports great results- you could consult with him or someone trained by him. See http://www.Drramakrishnan.Com/cancer.Php. ...Read more
Weight loss simple: The simple equation for weight loss. Less calories taken in (food) and more calories going out (daily activity). Note: most people do not realize they take in close to 3500 calories per day, but only may need 2000. The excess calories equals added weight. Important to eat small meals every 3 hours to keep blood sugar level and avoid cravings. It can be easy -- look into take shape for life, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I would like to have information about the beneficts and contraindications of the Ganoderma lucidum during the pregnancy, stress cases, etc?
What are physiological benefits of chlorogenic acid & ganoderma extract .. As it relates to increasing energy, increased metabolism, loosing weight?
There are NO: Proven scientific or medical benefits to either agent. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet scams. ...Read more
22 yrs old female had TB meningitis and still having issues. Can we give her ganoderma for enhancing recovery? Any known side effects? ??
Is it dangerous to take ganoderma mushrooms pills while having a pituitary macroadenoma and just started dostinex (cabergoline) because of high prolactin level?
Who knows: what's in the pills and what it could do to you? Reishi mushroom is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when used appropriately. It can cause some side effects including dryness of the mouth, throat, and nasal area along with itchiness, stomach upset, nosebleed, and bloody stools. However, there is almost no scientific evidence to document any of the claims. ...Read more
Is ganoderma lucidum safe to take for someone with pulmonary hypertension? Would the health bennifits of the ganoderma help their condition?
Pulmonary hypertensi: Ganoderma's effects are uncertain. You would be i'll advised to take it. ...Read more