Ganoderma Lucidum, also known as Gano, Reishi or Lingzhi, has a 4,000 year history in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is considered to be of the highest class of tonics.  It is particularly renowned for its use in promoting longevity, supporting liver function, and is reputed to reduce hypertension.  It has been used in China as a panacea to alleviate things from everyday nuisances like the common cold or skin disorders to terminal conditions such as cancer.  In recent years the focus of research with Reishi is its apparent immuno-enhancing and anti-tumor activities.

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While the exact mechanism is still unknown, a large numbers of studies have shown that Reishi may modulate many components of the immune system such as the antigen-presenting cells, NK cells, T and B lymphocytesm, which are pivotal to initiating a primary immune response. It is believed that it may be through this immune modulation that reishi’s apparent anti-tumor effect may be achieved.

Click here for a research article written by by a Leukemia Research organization. We have also provided links for a number of other research studies below, including studies published on  Another website with some very interesting research on Ganoderma Lucidum is  This website includes studies on the effect Ganoderma Lucidum has on Cancer in Children, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Early Parkinson’s Disease.

Ganoderma for Man’s Best Friend
Today, new uses for reishi mushrooms are being discovered, even in veterinary medicine.  Doctors and Scientists reveal the power of ganoderma reishi in the human body and for dogs.  As more and more professionals consider homeopathic treatments for pets, one major herbal contender is knocking out all the competition. And the winner, as usual, is Ganoderma lucidum.  Sometimes, you just have to say “Wow — how can one little mushroom do so much?!”

University of Florida Veterinary Scholar Dr. R.M. Clemmons suggests in his article “Integrative Treatment of Cancer in Dogs” shoring up your pup’s immune system with regular doses of Ganoderma lucidum, the powerful little ‘mushroom that enriches all our GanoCafe products!  In addition to Ganoderma’s seeming positive effects in fighting canine diseases, Dr. Clemmons also suggests Ganoderma for improving man’s best friend’s immune and digestive systems, and providing them more energy for their doggy day.  Blogger Jennifer Gittins over at eHow also offers ideas for enriching your woofer’s diet with Ganoderma lucidum in her article “Reishi Mushroom Treatments for Canines”.  I love that there is no placebo effect with animals… so when something changes for your dog, you know its real!

According to Ms. Gittins and Dr. Clemmons, your doggy’s dosage should be:

1/4 human dosage for small breeds *  1/2 human dosage for medium breeds * 1 full human dosage for large breeds

In her article, Ms. Gittins says that in dogs, reishi mushrooms are used to treat various conditions such as arrhythmia, high blood pressure, dizziness, allergies, insomnia, nervousness, ulcers, bronchial inflammations and to stimulate the immune system. They can also be beneficial in relieving pain and improving liver and heart function.

Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D Says
Be sure to give any tonic a reasonable trial – take it regularly for at least two months. With some, you’ll experience obvious effects – perhaps an increased sense of well-being and more energy. Or you may find that, over time, a tonic improves your response to both physical and emotional stress and decreases your susceptibility to illness.  Andrew Weil, MD


Ganoderma Studies


Studies on Ganoderm Lucidum

Studies on Ganoderma Mycelium

Studies on Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma)

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Lingzhi Reishi

Sage Journals


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