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OPC & PRECIOUS MEDICINAL HERB GANODERMA LUCIDUM

There are six kinds of Lingzhi, but only 2 of them are medicinal herbs. Lingzhi which is used for treatment is the dried sporophore of Ganoderma lucidum (Leyss. ex. Fr.) Karst or Ganoderma sinense Zhao, Xu et Zhang. (Family Ganodermataceae)

Ganoderma lucidum (Leyss. ex. Fr.) Karst. Ganoderma sinense Zhao, Xu et Zhang

Ganoderma lucidum – with other name red Lingzhi, is considered the best efficacious Lingzhi, is easily grown in industrial scale, there are many researches of this kind of Lingzhi. Mushroom Lingzhi is popularly talking about is Ganoderma lucidum, and Ganoderma lucidum is the input material in OPC for production of finished product Lingzhi.

Ganoderma lucidum Outline firmbriate, pileus reniform, semi - rounded or subrounded, 10-18 cm in diameter, 1-2 cm thick. Shell hard, yellowish-brown to redish-brown, lustrous, with circular arris-ed stripe and radiatewrinkle, edge thin and even, frequently incured slightly. The inner part white to brownish. Stip cylinder, laterally grown, few leaning grown, 7-15 cm long, 1-3.5 cm in diameter, reddish-brown to purplish brown, luminous. Spore small and fine, yellowish-brown. Odour, slightly aromatic, taste, bitter and puckery.

LINGZHI ( Ganoderma )

Ganoderma lucidum protects the liver, detoxifies the body, strengthens the heart, fortifies the brain, eliminates the sputum, induces the urine, benefits the stomach. Recently, scientists have discovered that Lingzhi can prevent and protect against cancer, protect against aging and increase the longevity.

Many researches in the worlds have identified active ingredients of Lingzhi and determined pharmacological effects of Lingzhi as: Germanium, ganoderic acid, ganodermic acid, oleic acid, ganodosteron, ganoderans, adenosine, beta-D-glucan,…(especially Lingzhi has germanium content 5 – 8 times higher than that of Ginseng). Germanium helps body cells absorb oxygen better; polysaccharide increases the immune capacity of the body, strengthens the liver, kills cancer cells; ganodermic acid protects against allergy, has anti-inflammation effects. Lingzhi contains 21 mineral elements which is necessary for the activity and metabolism of the body such as cooper, iron, potassium, magnesium, sodium, calcium, etc.

Premature Lingzhi. Mature lingzhi
Lingzhi cultivation in industrial scale. One of the harvesting ways of Lingzhi spore.
Lingzhi after harvesting Lingzhi slice

Ganoderma Spore
Ganoderma Spore is scattered when Lingzhi grows maturely, has oval shape, very small dimension # 4 - 6 micron, is the seed of Lingzhi, is a living creature, wrapped with chitin wall in the outer shell, thus it is hard to be absorbed into the body. After the shell of Ganoderma Spore is demolished, spore will be easy for the direct absorption in the stomach. Ganoderma Spore is the quintessence of Lingzhi, contains all the genetic properties of Lingzhi and protects human health like Lingzhi.

Remark: there is a food mushroom which is called Lingzhi mushroom in Vietnam market. However, this kind is not fresh or premature Lingzhi for treatment, this is Bunashimeji mushroom, a nutrient food mushroom which is originated from Japan (also called white Lingzhi, brown Lingzhi). 

According to traditional medicine, Lingzhi tonifies the vital energy, tranquilizes the mind, treats cough and eliminates asthma, is used in case of restless mind, insomnia due to heart palpitation, cough and asthma due to lung impairment, shortage of the Qi, appetite loss.

Toxicity of Lingzhi: Lingzhi has low toxicity: no abnormal observation are found in mouse, dogs experiments.

Based on many precious effects of LIngzhi, OPC has researched and prepared range of products which is efficacious, convenient for use and appropriate for customer’s passion.

LINGZHI TONIC  

Since 1993, Lingzhi was researched and prepared in form of tonic alcohol, Lingzhi combines with Ginseng and araliaceous bark, these 2 medicinal ingredients help increase the physical strength, help high spirit and cheerful mind, relieve fatigue and ache. All of 3 these medicinal ingredients invigorate the body. Besides, the combination of Rhizoma Imperatae cylindricae and

Styliet Stigmata Maydis helps harmonize the property of the product, create the cool and sweet taste for the product, helps the body eliminate toxicity out of the body.

Pre-clinical experiment and clinical trial experiment of Lighzhi tonic has been carried out in Institute for Traditional Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City. Lingzhi tonic has no toxicity. Lingzhi tonic induces mild diuretic, lessens the joint ache in patients with joint degradation, reduces hypertension slightly in diabetic patients with regime diet, increases the adaptation of the body in case of overwork, increases the amount of red blood cell for the body.

Lingzhi tonic tonifies the body, treats metal depression, supports patients  in several symptoms of the diseases like diabetes, joint ache, insomnia, etc. Since the manufacturing, Lingzhi Tonic is not only a nutrient alcohol but also a precious present in occasion of holiday, traditional lunar new year since it is uniquely designed and manifests a very traditional characteristic value

FORMULA: for bottle of 500ml
Ganoderma lucidum........................................7.5g
Radix Ginseng................................................2.5g
Cortex Scheffleraheptaphyllae..........................1.0g
Rhizoma Imperatae cylindricae.........................2.5g
Styliet Stigmata Maydis...................................2.5g
Excipients……........................................sqf 500ml

GINSENG - LINGZHI   (hard capsule) 

GINSENG - LINGZHI hard capsule was launched in the market in 1995, it comprises of Lingzhi and Ginseng and is prepared in form of hard capsule which is convenient for use, appropriate for many kinds of users including both people can not consume alcohol and people do not get used to consume alcohol. GINSENG - LINGZHI hard capsule tonifies the vital energy, benefits the blood, benefits the heart and mind, tranquilizes the mind, reduces blood cholesterol, increases physical strength, enhances the memory, fortifies the immune system, and is used in cases of asthenia, exhaustion, fatigue and in convalescent period, treats mental depression, insomnia, high blood cholesterol.

The experimental pharmacology and clinical pharmacology carried out in the Laboratory and Hospital of Practice in The Centre for Training and Researching of Traditional Pharmacy and Medicine. The results shows that LD50 is not established, Ginseng Lingzhi helps increase weight in rat, do not change liver enzyme in rat for prolonged use, increases the volume of red blood cell and increase the amount of red blood cell. Ginseng Lingzhi induces diuretic, increases the elimination of Sodium, Chloride, but keeps Potassium and Calcium level unchanged.

On clinical experiment, Ginseng Lingzhi:

* increases the average evening sleeping time for patients with the impairment of vital energy and blood, improves the state of fatigue and appetite loss, increase the desire of physical activity and working in patients.

* Increase the adaptation of the body in the conditions of overwork.

* Increase the quantity of red blood cell and reduce blood cholesterol slightly.

* On experiment and clinical study, no side effects is recorded.    

FORMULA:
Ganoderma lucidum........................1000 mg
Radix Ginseng.................................250 mg
Excipients…………................……sqf 1 capsule

GINSENG - LINGZHI  ( Flo-through teabag )

Ginseng Lingzhi flo-thro teabag not only is a herbal beverage but also help enjoying typical fragrance and taste of each medicinal herb, perceiving the essence of the nature in each tea pot, benefit the health. Ginseng Lingzhi flo-thro teabag is used to tonify the health, increase the immune capacity of the body, regulate the heart and the blood vessel, reduce cholesterol, prevent and protect against liver inflammation, tranquilize the mind, enhance memory, increase the longevity.

The experimental pharmacology and clinical pharmacology carried out in the Laboratory and Hospital of Practice in The Centre for Training and Researching of Traditional Pharmacy and Medicine. The results shows that LD50 is not established, Ginseng Lingzhi flo thro tea bag helps increase weight in rat, increase the amount of red blood cell, do not change liver enzyme in rat for prolonged use, do not change the amount of white blood cell and the volume of red blood cell.

On clinical experiment, Ginseng Lingzhi:

* increases the average evening sleeping time for patients with the impairment of vital energy and blood, improves the state of fatigue and appetite loss, increases the adaptation of the body in the conditions of overwork, increases the quantity of red blood cell.

FORMULA: for 1 teabag
Ganoderma lucidum............................... 500 mg
Radix Ginseng........................................ 125 mg
Herba Centellae asiaticae........................ 500 mg
Herba Passiflorae foetidae....................... 500 mg
Pericarpium Citri reticulatae perenne........... 10 mg
Excipients …………....……………...........sqf 1 teabag

LINGZHI – OPC ( softgel )

In 2012, Lingzhi OPC softgel, a new dosage form containing Lingzhi, was launched in the market in order to meet the more and more high and diversified demand of customers.

Lingzhi OPC softgel contains higher amount of Lingzhi in each dosage unit, has more specific effects on cardio vascular system, protects the liver, is appropriate for consumer who need to use only one ingredient Lingzhi, not Lingzhi in combined formula. Lingzhi OPC softgel regulates blood pressure, reduces blood cholesterol, enhances liver function and detoxifies the liver.

FORMULA: for 1 softgel
Ganoderma lucidum ...............................3.00 g
Excipients.....................................sqf 1 softgel

In upcoming event, product range of Linhzhi will introduce 2 new finished products in form of pure herbal extract, they are LINGZHI EXTRACT and LINGZHI – GINSENG EXTRACT.

These new products are prepared in form of extract which is easy for absorption, has characteristic herbal fragrance and taste combining with the sweetness of pure honey, helps diversify dosage form containing Lingzhi, is appropriate for more kinds of consumers, especially for people who like to use pure extraction, for people who like to use only one ingredient Lingzhi, and for people who like to use Lingzhi in combination with Ginseng, provides more convenience for the elderly.

Lingzhi Extract benefits the vital energy and blood, tranquilizes the mind, treats cough and eliminates asthma, strengthens the spleen and stomach, promotes the immune capacity of the body, regulates the blood pressure, reduces blood cholesterol.
Lingzhi Extract is used in case of mental depression, fatigue, appetite loss, insomnia.
Lingzhi Extract is used as adjunctive therapy in acute and chronic hepatitis, chronic bronchitis, coronary disease, high lipid level.

FORMULA: for 1 bottle of 50g 
Ganoderma lucidum................50.0 g
Excipients (Honey....)........sqf 50.0 g

Lingzhi Ginseng Extract  tonifies vital energy, benefits the blood, nourish the heart and tranquilizes the mind, reduces blood cholesterol, fortifies the health, enhances the memory, increases the immune capacity of the body. Lingzhi Ginseng Extract  is used in case of asthenia, exhaustion, fatigue, appetite loss, and in convalescent period. Lingzhi Ginseng Extract  treats mental depression, high blood cholesterol.

FORMULA: for 1 bottle of 50 g
Ganoderma lucidum................50.0 g
Radix Ginseng................ .......12.5 g
Excipients (Honey... )....... sqf 50.0 g

Manufacturing procedure is monitored closely from input material to finished product; machineries and enterprise comply with GMP WHO principle, OPC brings product range Lingzhi to consumers from simple dosage form to modern dosage form, provides efficacious and safe products with stable quality and reasonable price, meets the more and more high demand of herbal medicine.

During the past 37 years of development, OPC has won the trust of domestic and oversea customers, and with the trend of developing products originated from nature in general and medicinal herb Lingzhi in particular. OPC will produce more and more better new products, as the orientation of the Management Board “Strategy of product development of OPC is to focus on producing products originated from medicinal herb, combining oriental traditional medicine and modern manufacturing technology”. All OPC staff have been striving for that development orientation, accompanying with the whole population contribute to the construction of the country for more and more sustained and strong in the aspect of protection and care for the public health.

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By Pharmacist Yen Vuong Xuan Translate - By Master Pharmacist Dan Tran Ngoc
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