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Reishi Mushroom Dangers
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
Yes: Reishi mushrooms are very safe and non-toxic. Like most medicinal agents people have not done formal studies on humans to see if it is safe in pregnancy, but it is generally considered to be safe in pregnancy; there is no more reason to avoid reishi mushrooms if pregnant than portobella or shiitake mushrooms. ...Read more
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
Hi there. I'm slightly prehypertensive, and for general heart health, apart from exercise, etc., I take moderate amounts of several vasodilators, such as fish oil, garlic, hawthorn, celery seed, olive leaf, arginine, CoQ10, and reishi mushroom (as well a
Need a big picture:
Make sure you had a stress test to see if blood pressure is overly elevated with exercise. This is an important marker of how your blood vessels react. Echocardiogram (which you had) and functional medicine testing may help to idenitify root cause of blood pressure elevation. You need blood work, heavy metal screen, and vascular reactivity assesment, maybe meds, and supplement tune up! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
21 yrs old female had TB meningitis last yr. She still has issues like one side weakness. Can Ganoderma enhance recovery? Any side effect of ganoderma
Nope: Ganoderma certainly will not hurt but the damage from TB meningitis is due in part to her own immune system fighting the infection and the resultant inflammation and recovery. Steroids immediately afterward, good nutrition, physical therapy and time are you best chance at recovery. ...Read more
After a blood test I have anemia, I took iron tablet sangobion. I also take pollen and ganoderma is it ok? Thanks
Any food or supplements like spirulina, noni, flax, ganoderma, etc helpful for weak pumping heart?
Supplements: The best diet for a "weak heart" is one that is low in sodium (or salt) and fat (if there also is coronary artery disease). Some have suggested that coq 10 might be useful but studies show otherwise. These agents are all considered alternative therapies for which there is limited scientific data as of yet to support their use. See http://nccam. Nih. Gov/ for more details. ...Read more
I have a big problem with herpes (cold sores). During 3 weeks I got 4 herpeses. I am taking lysine, vitamin c, ganoderma lucidum, but with no effect?
Antiviral drugs: There are several oral antiviral drugs that your physician can prescribe for you and which should work much better. Make an appointment and discuss what would be best for your particular situation. ...Read more
Is sleep and lose ok to take if using venlafaxine? Ingredients: raspbery ktone, L-arginine, saffron extract, L-Glutamine, ganoderma licidum, melatonin
Yes you can, because: That Sleep-n-Lose is safe to take with anything, because it won't do you any good at all. It's a bit of plant & vegetable extract, a couple of NONESSENTIAL amino acids that MAY be helpful ONLY while you're pregnant, & a little melatonin. The ONLY thing you will reduce is your bank balance. Knowledge is power. Arm yourself against hucksters of bogus supplements & pseudoscientific claptrap. ...Read more
Dangers are Real.: The effects of mushrooms (psilocybin) vary significantly on their strength & purity. It is difficult to know much active material you are using. The significant issues occur when they are taken in large amt's.They have potential to cause nausea, vomiting, cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea, ^ blood pressure, ^ heart rate, impaired judgment, dizziness, anxiety & flashbacks, numbness, dizziness >. ...Read more
Could be: Commercial mushrooms come from safe sources. If you are into foraging for them, either you must be an expert or do this with an expert. Some like morels are easy to identify but others can be difficult and mushroom poisoning is something you would rather not acquire. ...Read more
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