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Does Lingzhi Help You Sleep Better?

Do you find it hard to fall asleep? Consider the mushroom known as lingzhi, whose spores are more potent than its body. The active component in its cracked spores has been scientifically proven to increase the sleep latency time, thanks to its ability to modulate delta activity during non-REM sleep, thus offering you better quality snooze. As a bonus, Lingzhi Cracked Spores can also reduce fatigue and aid cardiovascular function.   Ganoderma lucidum / Lingzhi Cracked Spores possesses tranquilizing action, and its use for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and palpitation is well documented in TCM. Cui et al. (2012), considering this action of Lingzhi, investigated the influence on the sleep of freely moving rats and the potential mechanism of...

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How Does Ganoderic Acids In Lingzhi Benefit You?

Ganoderic acids (GAs), the triterpenoid extracts of Ganoderma lucidum / Lingzhi have therapeutic properties. Lingzhi cracked spores has long been used in Eastern herbal medicine and is thought to increase vitality, immune function and life expectancy. Several recent studies have shown them to possess antitumor and anti-metastatic properties in a range of cancer cell types.   Studies indicated that Lingzhi cracked spores has many pharmacological activities such as antimicrobial, antiviral, antitumor, antiallergic, immunomodulating, anti-inflammatory, antiatherogenic and against obesity. The most important bioactive products of Lingzhi cracked spores, as claimed by numerous studies, are Ganoderic acids (GAs), which belong to a class of oxygenated C30 lanostane-type triterpenoids.   ( Reference: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2012.00085/full )   HQ only uses the highest content of Lingzhi...

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Does Lingzhi Have Antioxidant And Anti-Aging Benefits?

UV is a primary environmental factor implicated in skin aging; it causes coarse wrinkling, dryness, and laxity (Kong et al. 2018). UVB irradiation stimulates MMP-1 secretion and reduces the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which can accelerate skin senescence (Hwang et al. 2018). The extract of Lingzhi cracked spores / Ganoderma lucidum can inhibit UVB-induced MMP-1 expression and increased procollagen expression by inhibiting ERK pathways (Lee et al. 2018). GLPs can inhibit MMP-1 protein expression, promote C-telopeptides of type I collagen protein, and inhibit ROS production in fibroblasts following UVB treatment (Zeng et al. 2017).   The long-term presence of free radicals and ROS accelerates aging and numerous age-associated illnesses (Bishop et al. 2015). Therefore, studies on scavenging free radicals...

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Does Lingzhi Help Atopic Dermatitis?

Lingzhi is considered a modern-day elixir and has long been used medicinally in China, Japan and Korea. Ganoderic acid, an active ingredient found in the mushroom, is known for its excellence in enhancing the immune function of cells. Due to the hard texture of the mushroom, it has been ingested in powder or liquid form.   The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that a team led by Dr. Ho-Youn Kim of the Smart Farm Research Center of the Gangneung Natural Products Informatics Center determined the conditions for enhancing the anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and antioxidant effects of Ganoderma lucidum and confirmed its marketability as an anti-inflammatory agent for the skin.   Dr. Kim from KIST who spearheaded the research...

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Is Lingzhi Anti-inflammatory?

Lingzhi Cracked Spores has been an important functional ingredient in many salve formulations due to its anti-aging, anti-melanogenesis, and skin barrier-enhancing properties. Inflammation is a normal physiological response to an infection or injury, which is part of host defense and tissue healing. In the inflammatory environment of the body, elevated levels of TNF-α, IFN-γ, and IL-4 can further accelerate the inflammatory response in the dermis and destroy epidermal barrier function. GLPss58, a sulfated form of a polysaccharide from the fruiting body of Lingzhi, can inhibit the binding of L-selectin with the receptor, activate the complement systems, and block the binding of TNF-α and INF-γ to their antibodies. GLPss58 could inhibit all the L-selectin-, complement-, and cytokine-mediated inflammation pathways. In addition,...

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