Comparative Differences in ß-1,3-1,6 Glucan content between Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) mushrooms (Biomass vs Extracted) in the Presence of Proteolytic Enzymes
by Professor Amin Karmali
Some mushrooms have been known to exhibit several medicinal properties for thousands of years in Japanese and other Asian cultures. The Reishi mushroom, also known as Ganoderma lucidum, is well characterized (in Traditional Chinese Medicine) for the prevention and treatment of several disease states such as cancer, allergies and asthma. In the west, Reishi is commonly sold in the extract form. This study shows the difference in the concentration of both enzymes and beta-glucans between one Reishi extract sample and one Reishi biomass sample.