Product name: Reishi spore oil
Plant latin name:Ganoderma Lucidum Karst
Production method: Co2 Extraction
Appearance: Pale yellow oil
Reishi spore oil is pale yellow oily liquid, has a unique taste of Ganoderma lucidum, slightly bitter, which is supercrtically Co2 extracted from broken ganoderma lucidum powder.Its nutrients include a group of triterpenes, called ganoderic acids, which have a molecular structure similar to steroid hormones. It also contains other compounds many of which are typically found in fungal materials including polysaccharides,natural organic germanium, enzymes, organic selenium and other active substances.
Reishi spore oil possesses anti-tumor, immunomodulatory and immunotherapeutic activities, supported by studies on polysaccharides, terpenes, and other bioactive compounds isolated from this fungus. It has also been found to inhibit platelet aggregation, and to lower blood pressure (via inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme), cholesterol and blood sugar.
Laboratory studies have shown anti-neoplastic effects of fungal isolated compounds against some types of cancer. Reishi spore oil has been reported to prevent cancer metastasis.
The mechanisms by which G. lucidum target different stages of cancer development: inhibition of angiogenesis (formation of new, tumor-induced blood vessels, created to supply nutrients to the tumor) mediated by cytokines, cytoxicity, inhibiting migration of the cancer cells and metastasis, and inducing and enhancing apoptosis of tumor cells.
Ganoderic acid has protective effects against liver injury by viruses, this compound also has a potential benefit of in the treatment of liver diseases in humans, and Ganderma-produced sterols inhibit lanosterol 14α-demethylase activity in the biosynthesis of cholesterol . Ganderma compounds inhibit 5-alpha reductase activity in the biosynthesis of dihydrotestosterone.
Besides effects on mammalian physiology, Reishi spore oil is reported to have anti-bacterial and anti-viral activities. Reishi is reported to exhibit direct anti-viral with the following viruses; HSV-1, HSV-2, influenza virus, vesicular stomatitis. Ganoderma mushrooms are reported to exhibit direct anti-microbial properties with the following organisms; aspergillus niger, bacillus cereus, candida albicans, and escherichia coli.