Ganoderma Info : Polysaccharide and Beta-D-Glucan

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Ganoderma Amboinense

Polysaccharide and Beta-D-Glucan

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Polysaccharide and Beta-D-Glucan

1) Ganoderma Polysaccharide

Beijing University Center of Health Sciences and Japan's National Cancer Research Center have found that polysaccharide is effective in boosting immune system, increasing blood circulation, increase the blood's ability to supply oxygen, reduce the body's ineffective oxygen use in resting conditions, eliminate free radicals, increase outer cellular layer's sealing level, fights radiation, increases the functionality of liver, combined DNA, RNA & protein and extended life.

In ethanol precipitate of Ganoderma extract, it was found that there are high levels of polysaccharides. 1/3 of this is Beta-D-Glucan; an active component of polysaccharide which can stimulate TNF-α; a molecule that acts as a self-destruct mechanism with tumor cells.

Polysaccharide and Beta-D-Glucan can boost the body's self defense, induce interferons, increase the defense of Natural Killer Cells; thereby improving health and strengthening the immune system.

2) Beta-D-Glucan

As early as the 40th century, Beta-D-Glucan had been highly valued. In 1960, Professor Nicholas Diluzio of America's National University had concluded from his studies that Beta-D-Glucan is the source of activating human's natural healing ability; it can eliminate foriegn matter from the body, and combats radiation, electromagnetc radiation and other harmful rays.

Dr. Terry Willard, Ph.D., member of Canadian Government's Expert Advisory Committee on Herbs and Botanical Preparations, have commented that Beta-D-Glucan can inhibit the growth of tumors in mice by 100% effectiveness.

According to scholar Zhao Ji Ding in 1989 from his book "New Edition of Chinese Ganoderma", Ganoderma amboinense is a type of Red Ganoderma, with its special methods in cultivation, polysaccharide and beta-D-glucan are specially rich in level. According to Australian Nobel Prize winner in medicine and physiology, virologist, Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, a human body produces 3000 cancer cells each day; and a normal human being has around 60 trillion cells. In only a span of a day, 1012 new cells are produced, and among this approximately 3000-6000 of them is cancerous. With added elements of environmental stress, it can easily change radically.

Immunology in the medical world used to assume that T-cells are the main controller of the immune system. Until Nobel Prize winners, Medical Researcher Peter C. Doherty and Professor Rolf M. Zinkernagel publized a report, that infact, macrophages are the main element of activating T-cells, B-cells. This shook up the whole foundation of immunology; from this contribution, how macrophages operated become better understood; its attacking and engulfing functions, activating T and B cells and its chain reaction. Now macrophages have gained importance in aspects of increasing immune system reaction and activation.

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