The fruiting bodies (carpophore pegs)
Abundant polysaccharide (45%) beta -
- glucan, arabinogalactan; ganoderanas
, B and
. Triterpenes: acids ganodéricos
, M, R, S and Y; ganodermadiol, acid derivatives lanostaoico. Steroids: ganodosterona. Unsaturated fatty acids: oleic. Traces of alkaloids. Protides: Ling Zhi - 8; glycoproteins (lectins) Minerals: germanium,
The high molecular
polysaccharides have an immunostimulant action, antitumor (power production of cytokines by macrophages and
lymphocytes and increased levels of interleukin IL - 1beta, IL - 2 and IL - 6, tumor necrosis factor alpha and
interferon gamma) antiviral (especially preventively) antinociceptive and hypoglycemic (see side effects and precautions) The triterpenes are responsible for their anti - inflammatory action, lipid (reduces levels of
and triglycerides) antihypertensive and hepatoprotective (action reinforced by the ganodosterona) it
been found that the anti anisci produces an effect on the
(lowers the content of collagen
, normalize the abnormal
structure and reduces the levels of aspartate transaminase (AST) alanine transaminase (ALT) GOT, lactodeshidrogenasa (LDH) alkaline phosphatase and total bilirubin) Antihistamine, by the action of ganodéricos and oleic acids. Moreover.
been described an antiplatelet effect and
. Intervener in the prevention and treatment of oncological processes.
, prevention of thromboembolism. Adjunct in the treatment of
. Treatment of
background processes. Osteoarticular inflammation,
also been experimentally verified its effectiveness as an adjunct in the treatment of immunodeficiencies induced by opiate abuse.
Initially this may cause decompensation in the levels of glucose, which is often normalize within
few weeks (see precautions)
Caution / Poisoning.
When prescribing for patients with
should monitor blood sugar levels to adjust, if necessary, the dose of
or oral agents.
When prescribing for patients with
or hyper hiposecretoras recommend their postprandial administration, associated with
teas demulcent (eg
Galenica forms / Dosage.
3 to 9 g / day in two to three shots.
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