How it Benefits*
Ganoderma lucidum has been recognized as a precious health supplement for more than 2,000 years.
The Ancient Chinese Pharmacopoeia claims that it is one of the few truly “superior” medicinal agents that can strengthen and augment the body’s well-being. First recorded in the Eastern Han Dynasty near 1st century BC, Ganoderma lucidum has been traditionally referred to as the “mushroom of immortality.” It was named the #1 superior herb (out of 365 herbs) by the Ancient Chinese Pharmacopeia, the Ben Cao Jing.
Known as the Reishi mushroom in Japan, it was used to
boost immunity, raise energy levels, alleviate inflammation, and improve liver function.
Ancient Chinese texts reveal that the mushroom was also used to enhance vitality and prevent memory loss. The mushroom has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat fatigue, diabetes, high cholesterol, hepatitis, blood clots and tumor growth.
Today, the mushroom is revealed to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating, and anti-tumor properties.
Research on Ganoderma lucidum has included findings that suggest its ability to lower cholesterol levels, repair liver damage from hepatitis, and promote sleep.
Many of Ganoderma lucidum's healing properties can be attributed to its unique blend of polysaccharides and trace elements.
Purported Health Benefits of Ganoderma
Supports immune system function
Enhances the body’s resistance to viral activity: studies showcase its effects on type I and type II herpes, HIV-1, and other viral infections
Helps fight and prevent chronic and acute inflammation
Improves respiratory function: used in Chinese folk medicine to treat bronchitis, dyspnea (shortness of breath), and asthma
Exhibits anti-aging properties: rich source of antioxidants helps inhibit free radical production and reduce oxidative damage
Boosts liver function: used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to help repair liver damage caused by hepatitis
Promotes sleep in cases of insomnia
Maintains healthy cholesterol levels
Used in ancient China as cancer chemotherapy-type agent: studies reveal that it is a potential anti-cancer agent
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Clinical Trials & Research Reports**
Studies suggest Ganoderma lucidum is effective in alleviating the side effects of chemo and radiation therapy. Additionally, the patient's food-intake may increase while using reishi.
— The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 2005
1 A study on reishi and breast cancer showed Ganoderma lucidum displayed anti-tumor activity against human breast cancer cells and immunomodulatory activities.
—Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society, 2007
2 Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides can improve the metabolic abnormalities of diabetic mice and delay diabetic renal complications.
—Journal of Asian Natural Products Research, 2006
3 A study indicated that the Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide isolate is a potential agent in the fight against certain types of human herpes viruses.
—Journal Of Ethnopharmacology, 2000
4 Triterpenoids are the predominant triterpenes in
reishi, possessing multiple bioactivities, including immunomodulating, antioxidative, and antitumor effects.
—Nutrition and Cancer, 2005
Why Choose Tonicology
Our Ganoderma lucidum is rich in polysaccharides, triterpenoids, polypeptides, peptidoglycan, nucleotides, ganoderic acids, and trace elements that are readily absorbed by the body. Our cultured strains of Ganoderma lucidum have a 99.4% similarity in rDNA sequence with the wild-type Ganoderma, as confirmed through NCBI’s global genome database, GenBank. Our Ganoderma mycelia are grown in a water-soluble medium that does not leave any residues.
Our product is 100% pure, 100% mushroom and harvested from both the mycelia and fruiting bodies.
Aside from strain authenticity, the other key to cultivating any biologically active mushroom is “Geographical Authenticity”, since only natural micro-habitat conditions can give each mushroom its unique biomedical features. Ganoderma is found in the humid coastal villages of China and Japan, growing in shaded, rotting logs or trunks of the chestnut, oak or plum trees. Because of its specific growing requirements, Ganoderma lucidum is extremely rare in the wild and requires the right combination of humidity and oxygen levels to thrive. Our Ganoderma strains are cultured in exact lighting and temperature conditions, with micro-clustered water containing nutrients and trace elements that nourishes each mushroom’s unique properties. These processes are performed in controlled environments that replicate Ganoderma's natural habitat.
What's different about Ganoderma is that many of its medicinal properties are trapped within the spore's chitin shell. Chitin is usually difficult for our digestive systems to break down. We use modern bio-fermentation and cell-rupturing processes to
break down these chitin walls at a 99.5% success rate to release each spore's medicinal value.
Additionally, our mushroom extracts are uniquely enriched with our signature 76 specific nano-sized trace elements mandatory to good health.
Certified Natural and Safe Pure, organic, natural offerings. SGS Certified. QAI Certified. cGMP Certified.
Healing from the roots Each tonic supplies the trace elements, polysaccharides and minerals we need to function optimally, thereby healing from the root instead of treating symptoms.
Brand Recognition Named a top 3 most trusted and recognized brand by Business Today, our partner CGB Corp is a globally recognized leader in health with 7 hospitals treating 35,000 patients daily, 2 medical universities and 100+ health centers.
Modern Science Enhancing Traditional Healing
Nanotechnology breaks down molecules to 1 Billion th of a meter. In this size, nutrients and trace elements are absorbed much more quickly by our hard-to-grow medicinal mushrooms and herbs.
Peace of Mind - Made in Taiwan (not China) Taiwan is a heavily regulated country with strict dietary supplement laws. You can be sure our products are clean and safe.
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Safety & Side Effects
Our offerings are all natural and safe. We don't use chemicals, pesticides or heavy metals, EVER! CGB's state-of-the-art Agricultural and Environmental Research Center in the U.S., Europe and Asia assure cleanliness and purity.
In clinical studies, reishi mushrooms have been shown to be nontoxic in high doses, and severe side effects have not been observed. Mild side effects may include stomach upset, dry mouth, diarrhea, and skin rash, and generally disappear after several days. Side effects can be alleviated by stopping use, or in the case of stomach upset and diarrhea, taking the supplement with meals.
Inform your licensed medical practitioner of any dietary, supplement or exercise program, especially if you are pregnant or have pre-existing medical conditions.
References & Resources** 1 “Effects of Ganoderma Lucidum Extracts on Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting in a Rat Model”, Wang C., Basila D., Aung H., Mehendale S., Chang W., McEntee E., Guan X., Yuan C., The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 2005, Vol. 33 No. 5, p807-815 2 “The Anti-Cancer and Immunomodulating Potential of Ganoderma”, Yue G, Fung K-P, Tse G, Leung P-C, Lau C., Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society, June 2007, Volume 13 Issue 2 3 “Effect of polysaccharides from Ganoderma lucidum on streptozotocin-induced diabetic nephropathy in mice”, , Journal of Asian Natural Products Research, Dec 2006, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p705-711 4 “Antiherpetic activities of acidic protein bound polysaccharide isolated from Ganoderma lucidum alone and in combinations with acyclovir and vidarabine”, S.S. Han, Journal Of Ethnopharmacology, 2000, 72(1-2):221-227
5 “Anticancer Effects of Ganoderma lucidum: A Review of Scientific Evidence”, John W. M. Yuen, Mayur Danny I. Gohel, Nutrition and Cancer, 2005, 53(1), 11â€“17