A few days ago I came across this publicity pamphlet, which would have missed no more if not for the “credentials” that displays:
The Demon Fox News and Discovery; the ganoderma is recommended by a media and Pub Med (and do not know how much falls to Pub Med called “media” as we understand most mortals). This aroused my curiosity, and immediately went to Pub Med to see what it was saying.
It is worth noting the obvious initial suspicion with which started the search. We know that miraculous cures are rather dubious, and when a product claims to heal many things (even they have not the slightest relationship to each other), we know that we are on track. However, we must review existing information (so you can see more broadly claims Gano Café Colombia, here are ).
Let’s start with an extensive review found in Pub Med, being the most comprehensive and that speaks more “benefits” of ganoderma. Here we can find a multitude of studies on various medical properties attributed to the fungus … but the findings do not support claims as the pamphlet; namely “prevents and treats the following conditions …”.
Most satisfactory results are obtained in in vitro studies, in some animals and in humans práctiamente none; and are found doubtful, either methodology or because they are insignificant. Let’s start with cancer:
These results provide any evidence that the antitumor effects of G. Lucidum effects are mediated by the immune system. However, it should be noted that all studies were conducted by the same research group, and other direct antitumor effects of G. Lucidumnot been studied in humans in vivo.
As for its use as an antioxidant:
In an animal study (diabetic rats), the levels of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants grew, and the levels of lipid peroxidation decreased with treatment with G. lucidum.However, no direct connection is established between the antioxidant properties of G. lucidum and anticancer or immunomodulatory effects, and the fact that the antioxidant or lingzhi act as pro oxidant may depend on the concentration and the environment.
As for diabetes:
[…] The data from different studies suggest that ingestion of G. lucidum helps modulate glucose levels in the blood. However, studies have been done mostly in animals. You need more support well-planned human clinical studies with and without combination with traditional medications.
The conclusion of the review is:
With its growing popularity, there have been many studies on the composition, crop, and effects of G. lucidum, and no data to support its positive health effects, including anti-cancer effects, regulation of blood glucose, antioxidant effects, antibacterial and antiviral, and protection against liver and gastric damage. However, most studies have been done in animal or cell culture models. Experimental studies in humans have been few, and the results do not always support the in vitro findings. Now the wealth of chemical data and anecdotal evidence of the effects of G. lucidum need to be complemented by reliable, from well-designed human trials Clinical and experimental data, to establish clearly whether the reported regarding health effects are valid and significant.
In other words, the ganoderma looks promising in a thing or IN VITRO, but then to go on to say that cures and prevents all kinds of diseases there is a whole ocean away.
Other studies support this conclusion. In the case of cancer, we study . in which there are promising results in animals, but the conclusion is that more clinical trials are required This new review of studiesis less optimistic, and concludes:
Our review found insufficient evidence to justify the use of G. lucidum as first-line treatment for cancer. It remains uncertain whether the G. lucidum helps prolong long-term survival of cancer. However, G. lucidum can be administered as an alternative attachment to conventional treatment, considering its potential to improve tumor response and stimulating host immunity. (…) Further studies on the effects of G.Lucidum in long-term survival of cancer are needed.
As for their anti inflammatory and antioxidant in the treatment of arthritis properties this study have concluded that :
G. lucidum and San Miao San may have analgesic effects in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis, and are generally safe and well tolerated. However, we were unable to demonstrate antioxidant effects, anti-inflammatory or immunomodulatory significant.
Elsewhere I consulted found that the evidence for the claims made are insufficient, as we see here, and readers are referred to verified rather than blindly trust the ganoderma, therapies like here.
Regarding allergies, t … lso are promising studies in animals ; and, indeed, are a mix of various herbs, and still no concrete results in humans.
As we can see, in every one of the statements on this magic mushroom is a “however”. It should be noted that consumption appears to be safe and secure, so no more mess with that atiborren of this coffee “optimized”. But in the best case, these people are exaggerating the attributes of your product.And here I do not like talking as in the best case, what these people are doing is called blatantly lie, because without any solid scientific basis, are making statements that directly induce the consumer to error. Of course it’s much more complicated (and inconspicuous) in a pamphlet explaining the studies so far are being made, that positive results are in vitro or in animals, there is no certainty of its effectiveness in humans … but to say (and by implication) that sites like Pub Med support the use of ganoderma to “prevent and act” on a lot of diseases ie lies like fists.
So if you want to buy this coffee
because it tastes good, because it’s Colombian industry, because it seems flashy, or for any reason they can think is perfect. But if you plan to buy to prevent things as diverse as cancer, diabetes, insomnia, or yellow fever; Think twice, do not rely solely on this product and continue to consult with your doctor; to abandon a proven treatment for a coffee that may not serve you more than you warm on a cold day, can put your health at risk.