TABLE 9.1Comparison of Triterpene and Polysaccharide Contents of 11 Commercial Lingzhi (G. lucidum) Products currently available on the Market

Nature of ProductTriterpenes (%)Polysaccharide (%)
A (fruit body extract)1.364.48
B (fruit body extract)2.365.32
C (fruit body extract)1.8815.70
D (fruit body extract)1.0610.97
E (fruit body extract)0.447.51
F (fruit body extract)1.786.18
G (fruit body extract)1.4413.30
H (fruit body extract)0.5015.80
I (fruit body extract)7.827.66
J (fruit body powder)0.461.10
K (mycelium powder)Undetectable12.78

Source: Chang, S. T., and J. A. Buswell. 2008. Safety, quality control and regulational aspects relating to mushroom nutriceuticals. Proc. 6th Intl. Conf. Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products, 188–95. Krefeld, Germany: GAMU Gmbh. With permission.

From: Chapter 9, Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi or Reishi)

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