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What are the benefits of consuming ganoderma ?

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 more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Ganoderma lucidum, is it safe?

Ganoderma lucidum, is it safe?

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 more

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Can ganoderma help with some of the pain from lupus?

Can ganoderma help with some of the pain  from lupus?

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

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Is ganoderma safe to use for high blood presssure w/ medications?

Is ganoderma safe to use for high blood presssure w/ medications?

No: Ganoderma will increase the effectiveness of other blood pressure medications and can drop your blood pressure dangerously low. ...Read more

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Where can I buy ganoderma lucidum?

Ganoderma lucidum: Check with a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Can ganoderma help in weight loss?

Can ganoderma help in weight loss?

Yes: It can help, but reading about reishi mushroom makes it a bit unclear as to safety. Some reports state that it harms the liver and others state that it protects it. My advice would be yes take some if you have no liver issues but don't overdoit. ...Read more

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Is ganoderma lucidum ok to consume when pregnant?

Is ganoderma lucidum ok to consume when pregnant?

No really: Estrace (estradiol) is the generic form of estrogen replacement. Most of this product are made up of a number of different estrogen, and brand anne and generic act the same way locally. ...Read more

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Can ganoderma help me in solving seizures history of more than 26years?If yes what should be content of it.

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

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Can you tell me detailed information on ganoderma benefits?

Can you tell me detailed information on ganoderma benefits?

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

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Is it true that food supplement and ganoderma is placebo?

Is it true that food supplement and ganoderma is placebo?

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

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Can ganoderma coffee help with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis?

Can ganoderma coffee help with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis?

NO: Ganoderma coffee has no benefit in assisting MS or affecting course of disorder. The only real significant control of MS comes from use of potent medications, such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya. ...Read more

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Can i take ganoderma .I have platelet count of 110, .Or can I take it in low doses?

Can i take ganoderma .I have platelet count of 110, .Or can I take it in low doses?

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

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Reishi mushroom(ganoderma lucidium) can be helpful in hepatitis b, cancer..Its it ok to take it?

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

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Can drinking ganoderma in coffee and having garlic work together for weight loss?

Can drinking ganoderma in coffee and having garlic work together for weight loss?

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 more

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Hello, I would like to have information about the beneficts and contraindications of the Ganoderma lucidum during the pregnancy, stress cases, etc?

Hello, I would like to have information about the beneficts and contraindications of the Ganoderma lucidum during the pregnancy, stress cases, etc?

Not recommended: after some search i came to a conclusion that though it carries great value in Asian medicine but still we don't have enough researches to prove its efficacy in medical field so as a physician I wont absolutely not recommend it during pregnancy ...Read more

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What are physiological benefits of chlorogenic acid & ganoderma extract .. As it relates to increasing energy, increased metabolism, loosing weight?

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

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Is it safe to drink coffee with ganoderma in pregnancy?

Is it safe to drink coffee with ganoderma in pregnancy?

Some concerns: I am not an authority on this issue but i would be a little concerned. This coffee contains ganoderma lucidum (reishi mushroom) which has been associated with nausea, vomiting, GI upset, skin rash, nose bleeds & thinning the blood. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take ganoderma mushrooms pills while having a pituitary macroadenoma and just started dostinex (cabergoline) because of high prolactin level?

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