Superb Antioxidant – Ling Zhi and Bee Pollen

In my previous post about exercise, I mentioned about how when we exercise too much, we need to also protect our cell with anti-oxidant food / supplement. And I recommended Ling Zhi and Bee Pollen.
To give an example of the meaning of oxidant. Try to cut an apple into half. What happen after few minutes? It turns dark color. The oxidation reaction basically forms a sort of rust on the surface of the fruit. You see the browning when the fruit is cut or bruised because these actions damage the cells in the fruit, allowing oxygen in the air to react with the enzyme and other chemicals. Same goes with our cell. Without anti-oxidant food or supplement, our cell is without protection from the damage caused by free radical.

Alright, let’s back to the Ling Zhi. Ganoderma (the scientific name for Ling Zhi), is a basidiomycete fungus which has been widely used for medical purposes especially in many Asian countries. It is regarded as the “Top Medicine” in the first Chinese medical encyclopedia, Shen Nong’s ‘Herbal Classic’ dating from more than 2000 years ago. Ling Zhi is often referred to as the King of Herbs, or Magical Medicinal Mushroom, due to its marvelous healing and therapeutic properties. It is reported to be even more powerful than ginseng.

From the research findings over the past thirty years, the active components of Ling Zhi can be categorized into the following:

  1. Ganoderma Triterpenoids / Triterpenes
  2. Polysaccharides or Polysaccharide peptides
  3. Nucleotides
  4. Phyto-sterols
  5. Polypeptides

Now let’s look into the first one active component, Ganoderma Triterpenoids / Triterpenes. (Note: This active component is the one which cause the bitter taste when you consume Ling Zhi). In 1999, Zhu and co-workers at The Chinese University of Hong Kong conducted an animal ex-vivo test (using rat red blood cells and liver mitochondria), and discovered that triterpenoids of ganoderma possess the most powerful anti-oxidant capability. Here is a research paper about Prevention of radiation-induced  damages by aqueous extract of  Ganoderma lucidum occurring in southern parts of India.

What about bee pollen (aka bee bread or a pollen ball)? It all starts with the pollen from flowers and other pollen-producing plants. Worker bees take this pollen and pack it into balls, which also mixes with honey, nectar and even the saliva of the bee. This is what makes it bee pollen. It is food for a young bee. Again, let’s check out bee pollen’s outstanding resume and credential:

  • Bee pollen cannot be re-produced in a laboratory – Man-made pollen does not possess the same unique properties, even though it is chemically identical, as far as science can determine. When laboratory synthesized pollen is fed to bees, they die even though all of the known nutrients are present. Even with the latest technology, science cannot identify some of the special components that exist in bee pollen.
  • “U.S. Department of Agriculture has stated that bee pollen is the most nutritious food we can eat.”
  • “One of the most unique substances on the planet, bee pollen”
  • Research has identified Bee Pollen to contain over 200 kinds of nutrients. For the complete list, you may want to check out this link – Composition: Pure Bee Pollen.

What are some of the vitamins or minerals which provides anti-oxidant? Beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, selenium, lycopine and zeaxanthin and bee pollen has almost all of these vitamins and minerals.

Contact me if you wish to try out some Lingzhi and Bee Pollen for your health maintenance. If you wish to eat Lingzhi and Bee Pollen for free, we also have a plan for that. Contact me to find out how 🙂

Related Link – Why Lingzhi (Ganoderma) and Bee Pollen are best friend?

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