Lingzhi (Reishi, 灵芝, Ganoderma lucidum) has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine as an anti-aging herb to promote longevity.
Lingzhi contains polysaccharides and peptides which can effectively delay aging by the following mechanisms:
1. Promote and regulate immune function. For adults and the elderly, this can effectively delay the aging process. For the children in the growth and development stage, this will promote the improvement of immune function, enhance disease resistance, and ensure their healthy growth.
2. Regulate metabolism, enhance the synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins. Studies have shown that Ganoderma lucidum can induce the biosynthesis of the nucleic acid and protein in blood plasma, liver and bone marrow, thus enhance disease resistance and fight aging process.
3. Fight against free radicals. Cell damage caused by free radicals is to be a major contributor to aging and to degenerative diseases of aging such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, cataracts, immune system decline, and brain dysfunction. Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides possess the properties that are very similar to SOD which can remove free radicals, prevent its damage to the body by stopping the oxidation of lipid. Such action protects the cells and delays their aging.
4. Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides prominently enhance the synthesis of DNA in the nucleus, and increased the number of cell divisions, thus delaying the aging process.
There are many lingzhi supplement products in the market. Consult your doctor before consuming them.
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