How Ganoderma Polysaccharides enhance your immune system

 

What is Ganoderma Polysaccharide? How it gives Ganoderma Lucidum herb a strong ability to enhance immune system?

Polysaccharide is also known as PSK in Japan. For many years, the Japanese has been using PSK as an alternative cancer treatment. This substance caught the attention of many medical scientists due to its immune stimulating and anti-cancer effects.

Ganoderma polysaccharide is non-toxic with health benefits such as:

  • Strengthening immune system
  • Suppressing cancer cells
  • Reducing unwanted cholesterol
  • Neutralizing fats

 

Chemical makeup

This substance is derived from combination of monosaccharides.

Monosaccharide is the scientific name for substance with a unit of sugar molecule. It consists of Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen bond together with the formula C6H12O6. This group consists of simple sugar such as glucose and fructose.

Substance with two units of sugar molecule is known as disaccharide. Examples are maltose, lactose and sucrose.

Polysaccharide is actually substance with 10 or more units of sugar. It interests scientist for its many beneficial effects for human. For example, it's known to enhance activity of immunity cells like macrophage and lymphocyte. Therefore, it helps to enhance immune system naturally.

 

Ganoderma polysaccharide benefits

Researcher cultivated cancer cells in Petri dish and drop in Ganoderma polysaccharide concentration. They found that cancer cells were soon deactivated and died. With this, it has a supporting function in cancer treatment.

In the blood stream, Polysaccharides help body cells to absorb sugar. Therefore, it can improve diabetes condition.

 

Polysaccharide in nature

Polysaccharides exist in many forms in nature. For a diabetes patient, a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor may prescribe Astragalus Root (Huang Qi) and Lycium Fruit (Gou Qi) herbs.

Astragalus contains Astragalus Polysaccharides while Lycium contains Lycium Polysaccharides. Each has different functions in improving diabetes.

However, Polysaccharides exist in a very high concentration in two precious herbs, namely Ganoderma Lucidum and Cordyceps Sinensis. Ganoderma herb contains Ganoderma Polysaccharides while Cordyceps herb contains Cordyceps Polysaccharides. Both herbs are proven to enhance immune system, improve diabetes and improve cancer.

Beta glucan polysaccharide in Ganoderma is especially potent to improve cancer.

Learn more about other Ganoderma component - Triterpenes

 

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