Reishi Mushroom helps slow down or reverse the pathology of Alzheimer's disease

- Sep 04, 2018 -

Prof. Xu Ruixiang and Dr. Chen Simin at National Taiwan University confirmed that Ganoderma lucidum water extract and alcohol extract can slow down or reverse the memory and cognitive deterioration caused by Alzheimer's disease.

The so-called "dementia" refers to the "gradual cognitive deterioration" caused by brain injury or brain disease, which is much worse than normal aging. Therefore, dementia is not a single disease but a symptom complex containing a series of symptoms. For example, the memory impairment affects the cognitive function of language, spatial sense, and computational ability.

The “Water Maze Experiment” is a method commonly used by scientists to detect learning, memory and cognitive ability in mice. The "water maze" used in the study of Alzheimer's disease is a swimming pool with a diameter of 180 cm and a water depth of 75 cm. It has a platform in the fourth quadrant. It uses the characteristics that the mouse does not like water and finds the platform and climbs up to rest to ascertain whether the memory and cognition of the mouse have declined or progressed.

The experiment showed that Ganoderma lucidum water extract & alcohol extract can improve the memory and cognitive deterioration caused by Alzheimer's disease.

MRI scan showed that the brain blood flow velocity of Alzheimer's disease mice was much slower than that of normal mice. For Alzheimer's disease mice taking Reishi Mushroom water extract or alcohol extract, the blood flow velocity of brain regions (including hippocampus)  is closer to that of normal mice. It can be seen that Ganoderma lucidum improves the memory and cognitive function of the mice with Alzheimer's disease, and some of them achieve this by "improving the supply of blood flow to the brain."

For the Alzheimer's disease that has already formed, both the water extract and the alcohol extract of the Ganoderma lucidum can help restore the pathological brain towards the normal direction, and not only the memory and cognitive behavior improves, but also the blood flow rate, blood viscosity, blood circulation, nerve conduction of the brain are all better.

In general, Lingzhi can help slow down or reverse the pathology of Alzheimer's disease.

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Excerpt from Lingzhi News Network