Ganoderma for Kidney Protection

Reishi for protection and improvement of kidney functions

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Ganoderma lucidum protects the kidney from damage caused by harmful chemicals (tested in vivo with streptomycin and cisplatin).
It prevents damage in kidney endothelial cells in people with proteinuria (protein in urine that can damage the kidney).
Diabetic patients often develop chronic kidney problems due to the constant ups and downs of glucose in their organism. Reishi has been seen to protect the kidney (proved in diabetic mice).
The benefits of Ganoderma lucidum for the kidneys appear to be multifactorial due to its immunomodulatory effects, vasodilatory effects, effects on blood lipids, antiplatelet effects that contribute to kidney function.



In Thailand there was a study involving 14 patients with nephrosis (a kidney disease that affects the nephrons) in which they had persistent proteinuria (excess protein in the urine). The patients were treated with Ganoderma lucidum and all 14 patients experienced suppressed endothelial cell cytotoxicity, restored immunocirculatory balance and suppressed proteinuria.
Suppression of proteinuria is shown to be enhanced by Ganoderma lucidum along with the vitamins C and E. This is thought to be so because of the antioxidant capacity of the three. Click here for more on Ganoderma's antioxidant properties.
There was another interesting study done in India showing how Ganoderma is a herb for the kidneys. In this study on the prevention of nephrotoxicity induced by the anticancer drug cisplatin it was shown that Ganoderma lucidum could prevent nephrotoxicity by the drug cisplatin. It did this by "restoring the renal antioxidant defense system" and it was also shown that it did not interfere with the antitumor properties of cisplatin.

Studies and research:

Prevention of cisplatin induced nephrotoxicity by terpenes isolated from Ganoderma lucidum occurring in Southern Parts of India.

Ganoderma lucidum suppresses endothelial cell cytotoxicity and proteinuria in persistent proteinuric focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) nephrosis.

Treatment with vasodilators and crude extract of Ganoderma lucidum suppresses proteinuria in nephrosis with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.

Effect of polysaccharides from Ganoderma lucidum on streptozotocin-induced diabetic nephropathy in mice.

Treatment of glomerular endothelial dysfunction in steroid-resistant nephrosis with Ganoderma lucidum, vitamins C, E and vasodilators.

Effect of an extract of Ganoderma lucidum in men with lower urinary tract symptoms: a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized and dose-ranging study.

POS-02.75: A randomized clinical trial of an ethanol extract of Ganoderma lucidum (edible and medicinal mushroom) in men with lower urinary tract symptoms



Protector against damage in the kidney:

Evaluation of the hepatic and renal-protective effects of Ganoderma lucidum in mice.

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