Many animal experiments have pointed out that Ganoderma has the effect of lowering blood sugar, but the actual use of the results in the human body is how? A study published in Taiwan, "Journal of Internal Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 1 (February 2008) confirmed that the use of Ganoderma lucidum adjuvant treatment of diabetes, can play a certain degree of hypoglycemic effect.
This was conducted by Zangxing University Wang Zhenwen, Chen Shengming, and Taichung Rong total metabolic endocrinology director Xu Huixheng physician jointly conducted clinical trials: 46 diabetic patients were randomly divided into experimental group and control group, without stopping the existing drugs Under the premise of the experimental group taken three times a day, each two 500 mg of Ganoderma lucidum capsules, the comfort group was eating placebo capsules.
After 12 weeks of adjuvant therapy, the postprandial blood glucose of Ganoderma lucidum group was significantly improved, while the subjects with poor blood glucose control (fasting blood glucose ≥ 180mg / dl or HbA1C≥8%), after taking Ganoderma lucidum, fasting blood glucose and Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) decreased significantly (glycosylated hemoglobin on average reduction of 0.6, placebo group increased by 0.4), but for the original blood glucose control of patients with good, Ganoderma lucidum for fasting blood glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin effect is not so obvious.
The study was also published in the May 19, 2008 "Apple Daily", Dr. Xu Huichheng in an interview with the newspaper stressed that this study shows that Ganoderma can reduce blood sugar, but still not enough to replace the drug, only as adjuvant therapy.
According to the Department of Health's annual statistics, diabetes has leapt to the top ten causes of death, most of whom (95%) have diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Although Western medicine is currently the main treatment of diabetes, but according to the British prospective diabetes research report, with the diabetes suffering from a long time, drug treatment effect is getting worse, it is clear that the existing hypoglycemic drugs can not effectively control all diabetic blood sugar.
The use of Chinese herbal medicine as adjuvant therapy is a new trend in the 21st century, whether it is from the animal or human test can be learned that Ganoderma is diabetes is worth considering the adjuvant therapy.