Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi) (wikipedia) is a soft, corky medicinal mushroom that grows in Asia. In Chinese medicine, the spores have been used for more than 4,000 years. Now, scientific studies have shown that they have specific immunotherapeutic activities, making linghzi one of the most powerful medicinal ‘herbs’ in the world.
Spores are reproductive structures of mushrooms. Each spore can produce a new mushroom, rather like a seed can produce a plant – so it is loaded with a diverse array of natural chemicals to help the mushroom grow and develop. That’s why the spores are far more potent than any other part of the mushroom. They are about 75 times more potent.
Ganoderma spores and human health
Chemical analysis has revealed that Ganoderma spores contain high levels of immunotherapeutic compounds. Laboratory studies with Ganoderma spore extracts and human blood, breast, prostate, colon and lung cells have revealed that compounds in the spores can cause unhealthy cells to round up and die (apoptosis), and inhibit unhealthy development of blood vessels around the cells.
At Purespores, we supply Ganoderma lucidum spores that are living and organic. They are sourced from a leading research institute. The Academy of Science in China where research-grade purity is essential.
We are confident that ours are the purest Ganoderma spores you can find anywhere. We commissioned an analysis of Ganoderma spore products from other suppliers, and found that they contained very few spores (much less live spores) and massive amounts of fillers, despite labeling. Beware also of labels that claim the spores are ‘wild’: since it takes 1000 kilos of Ganoderma mushrooms to produce just one kilo of spores, it is almost impossible to harvest very large quantities from the wild. Our Ganoderma is grown in field conditions that closely mimic those in the wild.
The truth about broken spores
We do not sell broken spores for ‘easier absorption’ - Chinese medicine shows that they lose much of their therapeutic value within hours of being broken, unless properly preserved in the cold. The results from scientific studies on broken spores are collected within hours of them being broken and maintained in the cold.