bacteria, beta-glucan, cholesterol lowering, reishi, short chain fatty acid, triterpene

Ganaderma lucidium and gut microbiome

This is a continuation of a previous post comparing the cholesterol lowering abilities of a statin and a Ganaderma lucidium extract.   Effect of experimental diets on intestinal phyla and the Lactobacillus genus This is figure 6 in the Meneses 2016 publication.   Liberty was taken to add phylogenic classification of five members of the human… Continue reading Ganaderma lucidium and gut microbiome

appetite control, beta-glucan, short chain fatty acid, Uncategorized

A brew for appetite control ?

Short chain fatty acids, e.g. acetate, propionate, and butyrate, are produced by the fermentation of dietary fibers in the colon. The ability of two different fermentable carbohydrates (inulin and β- glucan) to effect  body composition and central appetite regulation in high fat fed mice was examined by Arora and coworkers (2012).    A fermentation of… Continue reading A brew for appetite control ?

beta-glucan, cholesterol lowering, liver disease, reishi

Ganaderma lucidium polysaccharides

The original goal was to address two questions regarding the polysaccharides of Ganderma lucidium: What do they do? How are they digested and absorbed by the human gastrointestinal tract in the first place?  See Ganaderma lucidium tea to understand why we care. One study I find truly incredible was performed by a group  from Mexico… Continue reading Ganaderma lucidium polysaccharides