What is Ganoderma?
Ganoderma is a genus of polypore fungi in the family Ganodermataceae. The Ganoderma described in both ancient and modern times refers to the fruiting body of Ganoderma, which is listed as a top-grade nontoxic medicine that helps prolong the lifespan and does no harm to the body if taken often or for a long period in the Sheng Nong’s Herbal Classic. It enjoys the reputation of “Immortal Herb” since ancient times. The application range of Ganoderma is very extensive. According to the dialectical view of TCM, this medicine is related to the five internal organs and tonifies Qi in the whole body. Therefore people with weak heart, lung, liver, spleen and kidney can take it. It can be used to treat diseases that involve respiratory, circulatory, digestive, nervous, endocrine and motor systems. It can cure various diseases in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, gynecology and ENT (Lin Zhibin. Modern Research of Ganoderma Lucidum)
Ganoderma Lucidum Fruiting Bodies
Ganoderma fruiting body is the general name of the whole strain of Ganoderma. It can be ground into powder or cut into pieces. It is mostly used in cook or soaked with water or wine. Ganoderma cap contains very rich in bioactive substances such as Ganoderma polysaccharides and triterpenoids Ganoderic acid. Ganoderma stipe is also discarded when producing Ganoderma series products, so the buyers usually choose Ganoderma without stipes.
Ganoderma Lucidum Extract
Ganoderma extract is obtained by extracting Ganoderma fruiting body with water and alcohol. Since it is bitter and easily oxidized and perishable, the storage conditions are strict. The polysaccharides and peptides contained in the water extract of Ganoderma have a positive effect on immunomodulation, anti-tumor, protection against radiotherapy and chemotherapy injury, sedation, analgesia, cardiac stimulating, anti-myocardial ischemia, antihypertension, blood sugar lowering, blood lipid regulation, hypoxia tolerance increasing, anti-oxidation, free radicals cleaning and anti-aging. Ganoderma alcohol extract and its triterpenoids have the functions of protecting the liver, anti-tumor, analgesia, anti-oxidation, scavenging free radicals, inhibition of histamine release, inhibition of the activity of human ACE, inhibition of cholesterol synthesis, inhibition of platelet aggregation and the like. (Lin Zhibin. “Lingzhi From Mystery to Science”)
Why Ganoderma Spore Powder needs to be cell-wall broken?
Since the surface of the ganoderma spore has a double-layered hard shell, the active ingredients contained in the spore are wrapped inside and cannot be easily absorbed by the body. At present, there are several technologies of breaking the cell wall of ganoderma spore including bio-enzymatic, chemical and physical methods. The method with better results is low-temperature physical cell-wall breaking technology adopted by our company. It can achieve over 99% cell-wall breaking rate, which substantially enables the body to absorb and utilize the active ingredients of the spores.
Does Ganoderma spore powder taste bitter?
Pure Ganoderma spore powder is not bitter, and the fresh one exudes the unique aroma of Lingzhi. The compound spore powder to which Ganoderma extract powder is added has a bitter taste.
What is the difference between Ganoderma spore powder and Ganoderma fruiting body?
Ganoderma is a treasure of traditional Chinese medicine. The fruiting body of Ganoderma contains very rich polysaccharides, triterpenoids, proteins and various trace elements. The cell-wall broken Ganoderma spore powder is made with modern biotechnology to break the cell-wall of spores. It is processed under aseptic and low-temperature conditions to maintain the biological activity of active ingredients such as polysaccharides, peptides, amino acids and triterpenoids of Ganoderma spore powder. The content of triterpenoids in the cell-wall broken Ganoderma spore powder is higher, and the Ganoderma fruiting body after water extraction is rich in Ganoderma polysaccharides. Ganoderma spore and extract compound has better effects.