【Botanical Source】: Ganoderma Lucidum
【Material used】: Spore oil
【Specification】: 30% triterpenoid UV;350mg/softgel, 500mg/softgel
【Method of Extraction】: CO2 super-critical extraction technology
【Appearance】: golden, semi-transparent softgel
【Benefits】: Tonifies Jing, Qi and Shen, supports immune system functions, anti-aging.
Ganoderma Lucidum(Duanwood reishi mushroom) is a powerful tonic for the body which regulates the immune system, stimulates longevity and enhances well-being. Taken as a pure oil it is highly digestible and bio-available. In China and Japan, Ganoderma Lucidum is considered the most powerful tonic for the attainment of optimum health, longevity, and spiritual attainment. The active constituents in Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) are its unique Polysaccharides, Terpenes, and Beta-Glucans.
Ganoderma Lucidum Spores are the seeds of Ganoderma Lucidum mushroom plant that are released from the fruit body when the fungus ripens. Biologically, these seeds are called spores. And commercially they are called “Ganoderma Lucidum Spore Powder.” Ganoderma Lucidum spores are a type of dark brownnish powder with light weight and naturally spray out of the ganoderma cap into the air when the Ganoderma Lucidum grows to about 6-7 months. Many people may question why there is no mention of ganoderma spore in ancient medical books. This is because Spores Powder is a fairly new “discovery”. And Spores produced by common species or rather wild Ganoderma Lucidum plant are too miniscule to be viable for commercial production. Furthermore, the ravaging rain and wind also exacerbated this situation by damaging and scattering the Spores that were released. Hence, there was never any mentioned of the said Spores as having been used for healing in the authoritative ancient Pharmacopoeia “Sheng Nong Pern T’sao Jing”. It was only until recently when new species of “Spores” Ganoderma Lucidum plant that can produce Spores in profusion was successfully cultured and grown that now made it possible for Spores Powder to be made available on a commercial scale.
Ganoderma Lucidum spores spray generally lasts for a continuous period of about 10 days. Ganoderma Lucidum spores usually are collected by using paper bags to cover the whole ganoderma cap during the period when it sprays the spores. With many lab researches and studies in recent years, Ganoderma Lucidum spores are highly recognized by world scientists as the essence of Ganoderma Lucidum. Ganoderma Lucidum spores are a part of the mushroom, but it is the most significant composition of the Ganoderma Lucidum mushroom according to the current studies. Many Chinese TCM doctors highly recommend Ganoderma Lucidum spores products to those who are suffering from poor immune system and metabolism system disorders in order to achieve a full body recovery. That is becauseGanoderma Lucidum spores contain rich nutrition good for human health, including polysaccharides, triterpenoids compound, trace elements and so on.
Ganoderma Lucidum Spore Oil(Duanwood Reishi Mushroom Spore Oil) is the pure essence of Reishi spores, the most bioactive Reishi material. The essential nutrients of Reishi are contained in its spore. Ganoderma Lucidum Spore Oil(Duanwood Reishi Mushroom Spore Oil) has been shown powerfully support the immune system functions for healthy individuals, and is a superb tonic for those who wish to promote their health, age slowly and preserve their youthfulness. Ganoderma Lucidum Spore Oil(Duanwood Reishi Mushroom Spore Oil) is a golden, semi-transparent oil. Reishi Spore Oil is extracted directly from cracked-shell Reishi(Ganoderma lucidum) spores by advanced proprietary CO2 super-critical extraction technology. Reishi Spore Oil is the concentrated essence of some water-soluble constituents and all the lipid-soluble substances contained in Reishi spores, including all triterpenes and nucleosides.
Collection of Ganoderma Lucidum Spores
Major Components of Ganoderma Lucidum Spores
Scientific studies indicate that Ganoderma spore contain about a thousand of active pharmaceutical components, such as Ganoderma Lucidum polysaccharides, Ganoderma Lucidum triterpenes, Ganoderma Lucidum polypeptides, 16 types of amino acids (7 of which are indispensable to humans), proteins, steroids, mannitol, coumarin, alkaloids, organic acids (mainly fumarate), and trace elements such as Ge, P, Fe, Ca, Mn, Zn, etc. Among all these substances, triterpenoids, polysaccharide, nucleotides, amino-acid, micro-element, organic-germanium and alkaloids endow the Ganoderma Lucidum Spores with above mentioned physiological activities.
The trierpenoide compound includes Granoderma Lucidum acid. Ganoderma Lucidum spore acid, Red Lingzhi spore lactones etc. tetracyclic or pentacyclic triterpenoids, belongs to high-oxidized steral by-derivatives. Currently, about one hundred and eight triterpenoid compounds have been discovered by the scientist in the world.
Triterpeniods, also called Ganoderic acids which is another major active constituent found in red reishi. Preliminary studies indicated that ganoderic acids help alleviate common allergies by inhibiting histamine release, improve oxygen utilization and improve liver functions. Triterpeniods are bitter in taste and the level of the triterpeniod content contained in a product can be determined by the bitterness.Users of Ginkgo Biloba, Horse Chestnut and Valerian will recognize the potential benefits of terpenes.
The potency of Reishi mushrooms is usually based on its level of triterpenoids. One can determine the level of this by tasting it. The more bitter it is, the higher the level of triterpenoids. Because Reishi is a polypore, (a group of hard, woody, bracket-like mushrooms) it is not eaten, but cut into pieces and made into a tea. In China, the average dose is 3 to 5 grams a day. Other popular forms of delivery are the water/alcohol extracts and powders.
For these people it should come as little surprise that the triterpene-rich reishi mushroom is reputed to reduce hypertension. What may be news, however, is that the same compounds may also be adaptogenic and anti-allergic. The Ganoderic acids, C, A and D–in that order–appear to have the greatest anti-allergic activity, inhibiting histamine release. Ganoderic acids B and D may reduce hypertension. Studies done on a combination formula of reishi and other ganoderma species have shown these anti-allergic effects to be perhaps this medicinal’s most promising property. The combination formula has been observed to have a modulating and stabilizing effect on immunoglobulin levels. Patients with bronchitis, bronchial asthma, and allergies have all done well on reishi extract. Triterpene content may explain reishi’s ability to alleviate altitude sickness, as reported by Chinese mountain climbers ascending as high as 17,000 ft.
Ganoderma Lucidum Spore Benefits
1). Stimulating anti-tumor response./ Reducing percentage of new blood vessels in malignant tissue.
2). Impacting the tumor directly and destroying the malignant cells.
3). Reducing the malignant cell division, thus slowing tumor growth.
4). Reducing possibility of metastasis./Reducing possibility of disease recurrence
5).Speeding up post-surgery recovery / Improving the patient’s quality of life / Reducing pain
Pharmaceutical Researches and Studies on Ganoderma Lucidum Spore
Ganoderma spores inhibit the growth of human bladder cancer cells
Jian Yu Rao and colleagues at the Department Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (2004) conducted experiments which revealed that preparations of Ganoderma spores can inhibit the growth of human bladder cells. By studying the effects of the preparations on actin proteins, they showed that Ganderma causes the proteins to polymerize excessively, leading to a blockage in the cell division.(http://reishi.setamed.com/articulos/art21.pdf)
Ganoderma spores inhibit the growth of blood vessels supplying human prostate cancer cells
Daniel Sliva and colleagues at the Cancer Research Laboratory and Department of Medicine, University of Indiana, USA (2005) showed that preparations of Ganoderma spores can inhibit the growth of the blood vessels that supply human prostate cancer cells with oxygen and nutrients, causing the prostate cancer to die. They also produced data which suggests that Ganoderma directly blocks secretions from the growth that help the prostate cancer cells to divide. (http://boliviapuertapuerta.com/img/DXN/art11.pdf)
Ganoderma spores cause rounding and death of human breast cancer cells
Burton B. Yang and colleagues at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Toronto, Canada (2005) showed that preparations of Ganoderma spores reduce the numbers of integrin proteins at the surfaces of malignant human breast cancer cells. These proteins cause cells to adhere. But when exposed to Ganoderma spores, the breast cancer cells used by the team separated and died.
Ganoderma spores inhibit growth of vascular cells that carry blood to lung cancer cells
Qu-zehn Cao and Zhi-Bin Lin at the Peking University of Health Science and the Department of Pharmacology at Peking University, China(2005) showed that polysaccarides in Ganoderma spores inhibit the growth of the vascular cells that carry blood to human lung cancers cells. In doing this Ganoderma spores help to starve cancer cells of oxygen and nutrients, causing them to die. (http://reishi.setamed.com/articulos/art9.pdf)
Ganoderma spores cause human breast cancer cells to die
Burton B. Yang and colleagues at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Toronto, Canada (2006) showed that preparations of Ganoderma spores cause malignant human breast cancer cells growing in culture dishes to separate from the dishes, round up and die. They discovered that the spores collected from Ganoderma grown on wood logs were most effective.