Diabetes has a lot of complications, in addition to well-known cardiovascular disease, neuropathy and kidney disease, anemia and low immunity is also often accompanied by Health. Excessive blood glucose will destroy the red blood cells; high blood sugar environment caused by a large number of free radical proliferation, it will push the white blood cells to the road of no return. Studies conducted jointly by Israeli and Ukrainian scholars have shown that the mycelia of mycelia can improve both of these problems at a high dose and improve the health of diabetic animals.
Ganoderma lucidum protects red blood cells and prevents diabetes anemia
Anemia is one of the common complications of diabetes, mainly because of high concentrations of blood glucose can cause red blood cell membrane degeneration, the red blood cell life significantly shortened, and then cause anemia, so that patients because of tissue hypoxia and easy to feel bad breathing or fatigue tired The
According to a joint study by the University of Haifa in Israel and the University of Lviv in Ukraine, it has been found that the deep (liquid) fermentation products of Ganoderma lucidum mycelia are not only resistant to anemia but also hypoglycemic.
The researchers first injected a synthetic antibiotic (streptozotocin) to destroy its islet cells to form a first type of diabetes, and then oral administration of Ganoderma mycelium fermentation product powder (containing polysaccharides), taking a daily dose Kg body weight 1 gram.
After two weeks, compared with untreated diabetic rats, Ganoderma group not only glycemic index and glycosylated hemoglobin concentration was significantly reduced, and the number of red blood cells in the blood are more, red blood cells are less prone to "hemolytic reaction" (refers to the red blood cells due to abnormal decomposition And death), fetal heme concentration is normal (anemia when the index will rise), the ability to produce red blood cells in vivo is a substantial increase.
Ganoderma lucidum protects white blood cells, preemptive diabetes immunity
Long-term hyperglycemia in addition to harm the red blood cells, will bring disaster to white blood cells. The latter threat is mainly due to the high blood sugar environment to promote the formation of free radicals (such as nitric oxide), resulting in white blood cells (that is, immune immune cells) the number of apoptosis increased, leading to decreased immunity. So the research team also through animal experiments to observe the mycelium of Ganoderma lucidum for the protection of white blood cells.
When the first type of diabetic rats eat two weeks of Ganoderma mycelium fermentation product powder (dose: 1 gram per kilogram of body weight per day), not only the activity of nitric oxide synthase in vivo decreased, the metabolites of nitric oxide decreased, While the number of white blood cells, as well as white blood cells in the apoptotic protein (p53) and anti-oxidized protein (Bcl-2) ratio between, are also relatively close to normal rats. These results suggest that in the hyperglycemia in vivo environment, Ganoderma mycelium fermentation products have reduced the activity of active nitrogen free radicals and protects white blood cells.
In addition to Ganoderma lucidum, the researchers also observed the anti-anemia, hypoglycemic, anti-reactive nitrogen free radicals and anti-leukocyte apoptosis in the deep fermentation products of Brazilian mushrooms (also known as Agaricus brasiliensis). In the same animal model, the same dose, the same time conditions, the Brazilian mushroom mycelium fermentation products, although there are good results, but unfortunately the performance is slightly better than Ganzhi.
However, whether it is Ganoderma lucidum or Brazil mushroom mycelium deep fermentation products, both of normal blood glucose, red blood cells or white blood cells have no adverse effects.