Ganoderma lucidum Ameliorates Non-Alcoholic Steatosis by Upregulating Energy Metabolizing Enzymes in the Liver

- Aug 07, 2018 -

Gyeongsang National University published a paper in the Journal of Clinical Medicine in June 2018 that Ganoderma Lucidum has a potential to improve non-alcoholic steatosis and the associated complicated disorders via the induction of energy metabolizing enzymes.

Non-alcoholic steatosis is a common health problem worldwide due to altered food habits and lifestyles, and it is intimately linked with various metabolic disorders. 

The research results not only tell us that the alcohol extract of Lingzhi fruit body has the effect of relieving hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and fatty liver caused by high-fat diet but also reminds us that it is possible to get fatty liver without drinking alcohol.

According to a report titled "Non-alcoholic fatty liver is more likely to become cirrhosis", the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in China has exceeded 25%, and the morbidity rate for ordinary adults with liver diseases in economically developed areas such as Shanghai and Beijing is more than 31%; clinical data shows that nearly one-third of patients will develop hepatitis within 10 to 15 years.

This is a bit ironic. When global health institutions continue to fight viral hepatitis through vaccines and drugs, the prevalence rate is getting higher and higher because of fatty liver and hepatitis caused by eating or drinking too much.


Fatty liver refers to the condition when the amount of fat in the liver is more than 5% of the weight of the whole liver. The initial diagnosis must rely on B-ultrasonography or CT. If you do not have a physical examination habit, you can also judge from whether you have abdominal obesity (central obesity), high blood sugar (type 2 diabetes) and high blood lipids because these symptoms or diseases often occur with the nonalcoholic fatty liver.

However, there is currently no drug that can treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. This is why doctors can only give you prescriptions for light diet, exercise, weight loss but can not give you positive treatment.

It's not a piece of cake to change diet and living habits. Most people can't control their diet and don't love to exercise. How to do? Having read the research results of Gyeongsang University in Korea, we know that there is another option, that is, eating the fruit body alcohol extract of Reishi Mushroom.

Ganoderma lucidum with health care effects on liver protection, hypoglycemic, lipid-lowering is really cost-effective! Although it still can't make people thinner, at least it can make fat people healthier.