Do you think you are fat? It’s no longer necessary to repeat how obesity is prevalent in modern society. The biggest problem is not the beauty or the ugliness of appearance, or the need to spend money to buy clothes and pants, but the excess fat in the body. These inflammatory reactions will not only induce insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and fatty liver, but also accelerate the accumulation of fat and cause a vicious circle.
Therefore, if the obesity factor can be eliminated, or the relationship between obesity and inflammation can be decoupled, a lot of ailments can be eliminated. The most eye-catching research on Ganoderma lucidum inhibiting obesity is that Professor Lai Xinzhi, Dr. Zhang Zhirong, and Dr. Lin Chuansheng from Chang Gung University, Taiwan, jointly published in Nature Comrnunications in June 2015. The research report confirms that Ganoderma can reduce the degree of obesity in mice by regulating the intestinal flora.
Since high-fat diet is the main cause of obesity in modern people, the team chose this animal experiment model to explore the effect of Ganoderma lucidum mycelium water extract rich in polysaccharides on obesity. It should be particularly emphasized that the experimental material was extracted purely with Ganoderma lucidum mycelium, without mycelial fermentation broth.
After 8 weeks of experimentation, it was found that Ganoderma lucidum did not affect the body weight of mice on a normal diet, but the rats fed with high-fat diet (the fat content is about 4.45 times that of general diet), if they also eat Ganoderma lucidum mycelium water extract, although They still get fat (1/4 heavier than normal diet rats), but they are 11%-18% less fat than those who eat high-fat diet alone.
Although the degree of weight loss is not perfect, the improvement of the internal environment is amazing. Experiments have shown that mice fed with "high-fat diet + Ganoderma lucidum mycelium water extract" have inflammation indicators of liver tissue, subcutaneous fat and visceral fat, as well as the response of cells in the body to insulin. Besides, the blood sugar level was 20% lower than that of the rats that "only eat high-fat diet". Obviously, under the awe-inspiring blessings of Ganoderma lucidum experts, mice that eat too well can not only "fat less", they can also "be healthier."
Regulate the intestinal flora and protect the intestinal barrier
Similar results are also reflected in changes in the intestinal flora. Many studies in the past have found that a high-fat diet will not only increase the harmfulness of the intestines and reduce probiotics, but also destroy the integrity of the intestinal mucosal tissue, allowing the endotoxins of intestinal bacteria to cross the intestinal barrier and enter the bloodstream. Circulation, causing an inflammatory response, thereby increasing the insulin resistance of the cells in the body and accelerating the formation of obesity.
However, animal experiments in the research report showed that high-fat diet mice that ate Ganoderma lucidum mycelium water extract, whether it is the ratio of good and bad intestinal bacteria, the integrity of the intestinal mucosal tissue, or serum endotoxins is very similar to that of mice on a normal diet or there is no significant difference.
The research team also conducted a "feces-eating" experiment: collecting the feces of mice in the Ganoderma lucidum group and feeding them to another group of mice on a high-fat diet. The results obtained were exactly the same as the results of "eating Ganoderma lucidum". Since stool reflects the intestinal flora, eating stool can also reduce weight gain, reduce inflammation and insulin resistance, which means that the source of the efficacy of Ganoderma lucidum mycelium water extract comes from the improvement of intestinal flora. After further confirmation, its main active ingredient is Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide with a molecular weight greater than 300,000.
Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides strengthen the good bacteria in the intestine
Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide cannot be decomposed by digestive enzymes, but it can be used as one of the nutritional sources of probiotics. Therefore, it is very likely that Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides with a molecular weight of more than 10,000 are especially loved by certain intestinal probiotics, so they are raised to be particularly strong, which weakens the power of bad bacteria.
It is far more effective than swallowing a lot of foreign probiotics to grow the good bacteria that are originally resident in the intestines. And this group of good bacteria will secrete some metabolites in the process of eating Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides, which will stimulate the immune cells on the intestinal wall. Don’t forget, the intestine is the home base of immune cells. When the immune cells in the intestine are healthy, abnormal inflammatory reactions in the body will have a chance to resolve. Insulin-resistant blood sugar levels will also improve, and the rate of fat accumulation will also be released. slow.
The research team even discovered that in this group of intestinal probiotics that love to eat Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides, there is a kind of bacteria, originally not many, but it is particularly active because of the nourishment of Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides, like Popeye who eats Boca. Moreover, the increase of this kind of bacteria alone has the previous effects, so the researchers nicknamed it "diet bacteria". Relevant details and evidence are still being confirmed. If that is the case, it is really great!
Train your body, Ganoderma helps your health
In fact, before the publication of this report, other cell experiments from Korea, Japan, and the United States pointed out that Ganoderma triterpenes, Ganoderma lucidum mycelium extract, or Ganoderma lucidum extract containing both polysaccharides can inhibit the differentiation of adipocytes into mature Fat cells to reduce the ability of fat cells to store fat. It is obvious that Ganoderma lucidum has great potential for "reducing fat accumulation".
Having said that, don't think that you can eat Ganoderma lucidum, eat French fries, and lose weight. There is no such good thing in the world! Because a high-fat (and high-sugar) diet will accumulate fat, it will cause inflammation and insulin resistance, and increase blood sugar and blood lipids. Don’t forget, the rats in the laboratory who eat a high-fat diet will still get fat even with the protection of Ganoderma lucidum
Therefore, people who want to have a good body still have to control their diet and cooperate with constant exercise. Ganoderma can only add to the cake. It is because of work that people who need to socialize frequently, or those who have a wider waistline must remember to eat more Ganoderma lucidum, because the body can be inferior to the human, but the health cannot be defeated.