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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)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Ganoderma lucidum, is it safe?

Ganoderma: Ganoderma lucidum is a mushroom that has all kinds of magical cures, none of which has been substantiated. I would therefore not recommend it. ...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