As the saying goes: "Water can carry a boat, it can also overturn the boat." Everything has two sides. The immunity we often say is not an exception. Everyone pays attention to the question of "how to enhance immunity" but ignores the consequences of "over-enhanced immunity". Fortunately, Ganoderma lucidum has a two-way regulation of immunity.
How important is immunity?
As early as 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, pointed out: "The best doctor is in the human body, he is our healthy immune system."
Medical research has shown that more than 90% of the body diseases are related to immune system disorders. A person with a strong and perfect immune system can not only fight off viral infections but also greatly reduce the chance of suffering from cancer.
The immune system is the "home guard"
For a country to be at peace and quiet, its army needs to be able to resist foreign aggression, and its police must be able to monitor and remove internal troublemakers. If you compare the human body to a country, the immune system takes on military and police duties.
Immune "soldier" is responsible for external defense, protecting the body from viruses, bacteria, pollutants and other attacks. Immune "soldier" is a metaphor for immune defense function, refers to the body's rejection of exogenous antigen foreign body. This function is to fight infection and to reject foreign or allogeneic cells and organs.
The immune "police" is responsible for internal control, surveillance and removal of bad molecules inside the body. The immune "police" is a metaphor for Immune homeostasis and immune surveillance. Immune homeostasis refers to the ability of the body to recognize and eliminate aged and damaged tissues and cells. Immunological monitoring refers to the ability of the body to kill and eliminate abnormally mutated cells. The body can monitor and inhibit the growth of malignant tumors in the body. Once the immune function decreases, the host is susceptible to malignant tumors.
Immunity can be a friend or it can be a latent "enemy." Many people only know that low immunity will result in sickness, but they don't know that too strong immunity is not good at all. People with too strong immunity are prone to develop allergic reactions such as rhinitis, allergic asthma and urticaria.
Moreover, if the immune response is too strong, the immune system is likely to indiscriminately attack and destroy its normal cell tissue. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, psoriasis and other diseases result from the blind attack of the immune system.
Reishi mushroom helps with balancing the body’s immune system.
What we usually mean by "good immunity" is that the immune system functions normally and is in a state of balance. Peking University Professor Lin Zhibin's research team has done this experiment:
Every day, the mice are forced to swim for 5 minutes in the cold water at 14 ° C (because most mice will give up their will to live within 10 minutes). The rats who are sick of water are not only facing drastic changes in the external environment but also huge psychological pressure. As expected, after 15 days, the immunity of the mice was reduced by 30% to 40%. However, mice fed with Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide extract during the experiment maintained their immunity at normal levels, even better than normal.
Interestingly, although the Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides eaten by the mice have low, medium and high doses (medium and high doses are respectively 2 and 4 times that of the low doses), the effect is not much different. This seems to imply that we can boost immunity by the right amount of Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides, but even if you eat more, there is no danger of over-enhancing immunity.
Many of us are suffering from physical or psychological pressure for having a weak or compromised immune system. But Ganoderma lucidum can help us balance the immunity.
In July of this year, Prof. Lin Zhibin also said in the column of "The Discussion on Ganoderma and Primordial Qi" in the Straits TV. "The most important role of Ganoderma lucidum is to support healthy energy, which is reflected in its ability to enhance immune function and vitality in body organs like the heart, brain, liver, kidney. When these organs disfunction, Ganoderma lucidum can help restore them to normal."
The immunomodulatory effect of Lingzhi is not a unidirectional activation or inhibition but a pharmacological action with bi-direction conditioning. Ganoderma lucidum can enhance immunity but not "excessively" so that the body's immunity is progressing steadily! Abusing immune-enhancing products is not advisable, so let Ganoderma help you "stabilize immunity"!