and Relief of Menopausal Symptoms
It seems that more and more women are seeking alternative ways to deawith the symptoms of menopause.
Symptoms may include hot flashes, sweating, head and body aches, fatigue, mood swings, nervousness, depression, lack of concentration and insomnia to name a few of the more common side effects.
It seems Ganoderma lucidium may be able to help with many of these symptoms.
In an edition of Health News there is an article detailing how Ganoderma helped a woman with her menopause symptoms which included backaches, night sweats, and hot flashes. After taking Ganoderma lucidium supplements she reported that her backaches were gone (the germanium component has been shown to help with pain while the adenosine component of Ganoderma has muscle relaxant properties), hot flashes were reduced and she was able to sleep a lot better. For her, Ganoderma lucidium was a very effective herb for menopause relief.
Reishi mushroom is called the “mushroom of immortality” in China and has been used as a tonic and strengthening medicine for thousands of years. It is commonly prescribed for fatigue and has been historically used to treat insomnia, nervousness, and mood swings as Reishi seems to calm a person during the day, reduce anxiety, and help overcome emotional distractions. In China, women have used the reishi mushroom for younger-looking skin as it has long been known as the herb for longevity.
In a study on the cardiovascular effects of the extract Ganoderma lucidium . The researchers found that Ganoderma lowered blood pressure by its central inhibition of sympathetic nerve activity. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for increasing heart rate, constricting blood vessels, and raising blood pressure.
An interesting effect happened during a cancer study on Reishi . Besides being found to have positive effects on the immune system. They also observed that it helped sweating and insomnia in many patients.
Another interesting effect that women should be concerned about is that after menopause, decreased estrogen is associated with increased risk of heart disease.
The ovaries make estrogen from LDL cholesterol (the bad artery clogging kind) but since estrogen levels fall after menopause LDL levels tend to rise offsetting the ratio between good and bad cholesterol which can contribute to heart disease. Ganoderma lucidium helps by reducing cholesterol directly or by inhibiting its production in the liver. You can read more on Ganoderma and cholesterol by clicking here.
As you can see, Ganoderma may truly be a herb for menopause relief. Helping women more effectively deal with their menopause symptoms in a natural way. Ganoderma lucidum has also been hailed as a bone protector in that it increases the body’s alkalinity, thus inhibiting the release of minerals from the bones in an effort to buffer acidic conditions. See “ganoderma lucidum and bone health”.
The above material is referenced from www.ganodermaa-z.com