It'll be nice if others could comment on their past experiences with these supplements
Ganoderma lucidum boosts immune system & normalizes macrophage functions, allowing proper identification of pathogens/foreign bodies and their destruction. Commonly used as supplement to chemotherapy & immunity disorders (allergies, asthma etc). My personal experience : higher levels of alertness & calming attitude. Girlfriend experience recovery of minor skin rash on thigh after 1 week (she had it for 1-2 years). Sister's seafood allergy relieved on first day, full recovery after 2 weeks. She suffered for 1 month : huge rashes on neck, torso & thighs, to the point of bleeding due to relentless scratching. She got the rash after a seafood buffet
Cordyceps sinensis tonifies the kidney & liver. Best for vitality, sexual health & strenuous exercise. Google for details.
Best BULK sources of these supplements in North America
Note : Best sources refers to highest quality, standardization (guaranteed minimum levels) of active ingredients, full-spectrum (all parts of the plant), organic certified. Most products on the market do NOT publish the percentage of active ingredients at all.
If you have a better & cheaper source than me, please let me know. Seriously.
Parts of interest (highly concentrated extracts preferred, as the natural form is indigestible.)
- Fruit body aka "the mushroom"
- Mycelium aka "the roots"
- Spores aka "the seeds"
Each part (mushroom, roots or seeds) have different active ingredients which works synergisticly with each other, leaving out any part is not as beneficial as the whole.
Active ingredient : Polysaccharides & Triterpenes. Understand that polysaccharides are soluble in water only, but not alcohol. So, the other active ingredients which make up the whole plant are extracted via alcohol. I would recommend to get both water & alcohol extracts.
IMPORTANT : Polysaccharides from Ganoderma lucidum cannot be easily absorbed into the body due to their molecular structure, Vitamin C (minimum 1 gram) must be consumed together with Ganoderma lucidum in order to break down the polysaccharides
Nammex distributor for international markets is Garuda International. The specifications (links below) are consolidated for easy viewing in one page. North America customers should order directly from Nammex.
1st choice : http://www.alohamedicinals.com/cordyceps.html
Note : AlohaMedicinals have both individual active ingredients (standardized extracts) & Full-Spectrum extracts for sale in bulk & retail. Email them for specifications. They are also the largest medicinal mushroom producer in North America. They're also the world's only producer of Hybrid Cordyceps sinensis, combining multiple species of Cordyceps for the multi-layer benefits of each species. But they refused to sell to me as there is an exclusive distributor in my country.
These retail products are expensive to me and I did try them before, but the bulk products from Nammex, Elitelands & Aloha Medicinals are much cheaper. Just have to buy the capsules & the filler machine separately.
There's also a cheaper filler machine somewhere for less than $20. I need to find it. _________________ i2w Willpower : Being unconquerable lies with yourself. | Focus : Do not see, but watch the seeing. | Visualizations : Stretch as the boundaries of the Universe.
I don't know much about these new herbs, but I've picked up bad rap on pharmanex. That's merely a glossy MLM arm of NuSkin if I recall. As we know, most MLM companies tend to sell crap. _________________ Just as the highest and the lowest notes are equally inaudible, so perhaps, is the greatest sense and the greatest nonsense equally unintelligible.
Try Spirulina. It's one of the most complete health supplements. _________________ Just as the highest and the lowest notes are equally inaudible, so perhaps, is the greatest sense and the greatest nonsense equally unintelligible.
- Full Spectrum Powder Ganoderma lucidum (Red Reishi) $75
- Full Spectrum Powder Hericium erinacea (Lion's Mane) $75
I've been on Red Reishi for 3 months now, buying another costlier Japanese brand. Results were very good : more energy, alertness, calm etc. A friend who had dermatitis (chronic skin condition) was totally overjoyed when his skin healed promptly within 1 week after consuming Reishi + Vit. C. He had this condition for years, mostly on his hands & fingers.
Mushrooms & fungi are a reliable source of medication & supplements. Penicilin, PSK & PSP (both are approved cancer treatment from MOH Japan) are sourced from mushrooms or fungi.
That site offers good quality information regarding Chinese herbs, especially on grading & selection of herbs. I've been visiting that site since 6 years ago _________________ i2w Willpower : Being unconquerable lies with yourself. | Focus : Do not see, but watch the seeing. | Visualizations : Stretch as the boundaries of the Universe.
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