What Is Organic Ganoderma Coffee?

A mushroom that only grows in remote mountain regions of China is nick named the treasure of life or spiritual potency (after its Chinese name, Lingzhi). Now this renowned product is certified organic. What is organic ganoderma coffee but a combination of organic coffee and organic ganoderma? What are the benefits of ganoderma coffee? Very Well discusses the issue.

Ganoderma coffee is a powdered drink mix that typically contains instant coffee and the powdered extract of Ganoderma lucidum (a medicinal mushroom often referred to as “reishi” or “Lingzhi”). Other ingredients such as sugar, non-dairy creamer, and other herbs may be included. It’s a product that some proponents say offers a range of health benefits and is sometimes used by people who would like to reduce their coffee intake but still boost their energy level.

Despite the marketing claims for the benefits of Ganoderma coffee, however, there is no scientific support for the product’s health effects.

The fact of the matter is that no one has done any research to see if ganoderma coffee has any health benefits above and beyond the health benefits of drinking coffee. But some work has been done on ganoderma itself.

For instance, a 2003 study of 34 advanced-stage cancer patients found that Ganoderma may help strengthen the immune system in people with cancer. Published in Immunological Investigations, the study found that 12 weeks of treatment with Ganoderma supplements enhanced the immune response in most participants.

What’s more, findings from animal-based research and test-tube studies suggest that Ganoderma may help knock out breast cancer cells, reduce airway inflammation associated with allergies, and lower cholesterol levels.

Coffee is good for you and organic coffee is better but too much coffee gives you the jitters and keeps you awake at night. What are the side effects of ganoderma coffee?

Side Effects of Ganoderma

Ganoderma side effects include dry nose and throat, nausea interactions with medications like anticoagulants and chemotherapy meds. There are also case reports of people who came down with hepatitis after taking ganoderma products. At least one reported case was a fatality.

Is This an Herbal Supplement or an Unregulated Drug?

For more than a century the United States has had laws requiring that medications do not cause any harm. For forty years the law has required that medications do what they claim to do. These laws, unfortunately, do not apply to dietary supplements. Thus products like ganoderma are commonly marketed in such a way as to suggest that they have numerous benefits to your health. However, if you read the fine print they never really say that. If they make clear claims about the effectiveness of their products the Food and Drug Administration will require them to provide proof or take their products off the market. Thus the way these products are marketed is to provide “testimonials” about how someone felt better or suggests this product to friends. This level of “proof” is not scientific and not based on research. So, go ahead and try some organic ganoderma coffee but be aware that while there is a ton of proof that coffee is good for your health you may be wasting your money by adding the mushroom from China.

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