We live in an electromagnetic environment every day. Although it is not yet certain whether these electromagnetic waves in our lives are harmful, we always hope any risk is as low as possible. Dicle University and Harran University in Turkey have confirmed that the extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields around our lives will indeed change the concentration of trace elements in the body, but these effects will be reduced by the intervention of Ganoderma lucidum. Specifically, the researchers found that through the changes in trace elements in rat teeth, it was confirmed that the two antioxidants, Ganoderma Lucidum and melatonin, can offset some of the effects of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields on the body. The research results have been published in the international medical journal "Drug Design, Development and Therapy".
All the electrical appliances in the house, the wires buried in the walls, the transformer boxes outside the house, the high-voltage wires, etc. are all places where extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields exist. Extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields have a statistically certain correlation with some diseases. For example, when the magnetic field strength of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields in a residential area is 3 to 4 milligauss, the risk of leukemia (blood cancer) in children is doubled; those who have been engaged in the electric power industry for a long time are more likely to develop cancer – but it cannot be scientifically confirmed that there is a certain causal relationship between the extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields and the cancer. Therefore, the World Health Organization (WHO) only lists extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields as low-risk "2B carcinogens", that is, there is limited evidence of carcinogenicity to humans, and the evidence of carcinogenicity found in animal experiments is not sufficient.
The researchers used two transformers to convert high-voltage electricity (10 kV) and general electricity (220 V) to arrange an extremely low-frequency electromagnetic field with a magnetic field strength of 2.48 μT and an electric field strength of 80.3 V/m for the experimental rats to stay in this environment for 8 hours/day for 26 days. Some of the rats were fed 20 mg/kg of Ganoderma lucidum extract (electromagnetic wave + Ganoderma lucidum group) every day during the experiment, while some were intraperitoneally injected with 10 mg/kg of melatonin (electromagnetic wave + melatonin group) every day. In addition, some rats were only exposed to electromagnetic waves, and no antioxidants were given (electromagnetic wave control group); some rats were not allowed to contact electromagnetic waves (normal control group). At the end of the experiment, the concentration of 16 trace elements in rat teeth was measured, including: lithium (Li), boron (B), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), vanadium (V), manganese (Mn), iron ( Fe), cobalt (Co), zinc (Zn), arsenic (As), selenium (Se), strontium (Sr), silver (Ag), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), and phosphorus (P).
It was found that rats that lived in extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields for 8 hours every day for 26 hours had 13 trace elements in their teeth, which increased or decreased compared with the normal control group, but if they also eat Ganoderma or inject melatonin, only three or four or trace elements will change. For rats that lived in extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields for 8 hours every day for 52 consecutive days, there are 11 trace elements in their teeth, which will increase or decrease compared with the normal control group, but if the rats eat Reishi Mushroom or melatonin at the same time, only 5 or 8 trace elements will change.
Although the concentration of trace elements affects the electrolyte balance, and some are even related to the antioxidant effects of cells, it is difficult to say that the extremely low-frequency electromagnetic field will have a negative impact on the health of experimental mice. However, at least it can be determined that living in an environment of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields for a long time does affect some trace elements in the body, and taking Ganoderma lucidum or injecting melatonin can make such effects smaller. Injecting melatonin is more troublesome, but taking Ganoderma lucidum is very convenient. So it is recommended to just choose the right Lingzhi .
To reduce the threat of electromagnetic waves, in addition to maintaining a safe distance (the intensity of electromagnetic waves will drop sharply with distance) and reducing contact time, you can also eat Ganoderma lucidum!
Data Origin: Dogan MS, et al. Effect of electromagnetic fields and antioxidants on the trace element content of rat teeth. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2017 May 4;11:1393-1398.
Source: Taiwan Ganoderma News Network Text / Wu Tingyao