RESHI (Ganoderma lucidum)
The Reshi is primarily composed of complex carbohydrates called water-soluble polysaccharides, triterpeniods, proteins and amino acids. Researchers have identified that water-soluble polysaccharides are the most active element found in Reishi that have anti-tumour, immune modulating and blood pressure lowering effects.It is treat as the raw material of a ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide capsule, tablet, granule and other kinds of health care products, functional food, beverage.
Another major active ingredient found in Reishi are triterpenes . Preliminary studies indicated that triterpenes help alleviate common allergies by inhibiting histamine release, improve oxygen utilization and improve liver functions. Triterpenes are bitter in taste and the level of the triterpene content contained in a product can be determined by the bitterness.