TIPS FOR IDENTIFYING GANODERMA LUCIDUM SPORE OIL
What is Ganoderma lucidum spore oil?
When Ganoderma lucidum matures, a kind of ovoid germ cells called “Ganoderma lucidum spores” will be ejected from the bottom of the cap. Ganoderma lucidum spore oil is the lipid active substance contained in Ganoderma lucidum spores. It is the essence of Ganoderma lucidum spores.
Spore oil is a light golden yellow transparent liquid at room temperature. It is not easy to purify and extract, so it has the reputation of “liquid gold”.
The main components and functions of spore oil
Ganoderma lucidum spore oil is derived from Ganoderma lucidum spore powder by CO2 supercritical extraction. It is a fat-soluble substance and its main components are triterpenoids, sterols, fats and fatty acids. Studies have shown that Ganoderma lucidum spore oil can not only inhibit tumor growth and kill tumor cells but also has a certain regulatory effect on immune function. (Reference: Sun Lin et al. Preliminary study on the effect of Ganoderma lucidum spore oil on human liver cancer cell line HepG2 and its mechanism[J]. Journal of Practical Oncology. 2011, 26(2): 128-133.)
Tips for identifying spore oil
1. Observe its color: The color of high-quality Ganoderma lucidum spore oil should be light golden yellow and shiny while inferior Ganoderma lucidum spore oil is merely light yellow, or even very light yellow;
2.Smell its odour: high-quality Ganoderma lucidum spore oil has the pure and strong aroma peculiar to Ganoderma lucidum and Ganoderma lucidum spores while inferior Ganoderma lucidum spore oil has no such smell but an earthy smell or a putrid smell after oxidation of grease.
3.Feel its taste: For high-quality spore oil softgel, after the outer softgel skin is broken, you can feel a taste of slight sweetness and bitterness peculiar to Ganoderma lucidum while inferior spore oil has no such taste but even a rancid taste.
4.Identify its source: The raw material of high-quality spore oil comes from spores of fresh Ganoderma lucidum cultivated imitative-wildly on logs in pollution-free high mountain forest areas.