Few diseases, like diabetes, can affect many organs throughout the body. To put it simply, "diabetes" is the dysfunction of the body to use glucose.
Glucose cannot be utilized effectively by cells without insulin. The function of this hormone is like the "key to open the door". Once there is no key, or the keyhole of the key and the cell door is not matched, the glucose cannot be used effectively by the cell.
Diabetes caused by insufficient insulin secretion is "type 1 diabetes". It is caused by the immune system attacking islet cells as an enemy. It is an autoimmune disease and must be treated with insulin for life. So it is also called "insulin-dependent diabetes." The patients were mainly children and adolescents with genes in this area. However, in recent years, there are many people who have developed the disease after adulthood. It is speculated that the immune system may be disturbed by factors such as viral infection, chemical toxins in the environment, and emotional stress. However, the vast majority of people with diabetes still belong to "type 2 diabetes". Although their islet cells function normally, they cannot open the cell door because they have "insulin resistance". Because most patients have the trait of [being too fat", they are also called [obese diabetes". This used to be a trait for the elderly, but as eating habits changed, the proportion of younger people with this disease becomes higher and higher.
There is no single drug that can treat diabetes completely. However, the Ganoderma lucidum is just like a good wife which can protect islet cells that Western medicine can't do now. The researchers first injected chemicals into mice to destroy islet cells and form type 1 diabetes. For the untreated mice, almost all of the islet cells died. However, mice that eat Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides not only preserve part of islet cells, but also regenerate the remaining cells, and each cell secretes more insulin. Under the circumstance, the blood sugar of the mice naturally improved.
(1) they help reduce the inflammatory response and reduce islet cell casualties.
(2) they help inhibit the decomposition of starch or glycogen and reduce glucose production.
(3) they help promote insulin secretion, increase the sensitivity of cells to insulin (ie, reduce insulin resistance), accelerate the absorption and utilization of glucose by cells, and allow more glucose to enter the cells.
In addition, Ganoderma lucidum also has the effect of stabilizing blood sugar in normal animals.
In other words, Lingzhi can lower the "glycemic index" of food, not only protects islet cells but also prevents diabetes and reduces fat accumulation.