Yes, despite what you may hear. There occasionally mild side effects as well as important cautions and warning to keep in mind when using Ganoderma.
Ganoderma is not just one of those “fad” herbs, that have no noticable effect on your body.
It can dramatically improve your health – so there are things to keep in mind before and while you take it – particularly if you are on other medications.
The most common side effects are dizziness, dry nose and throat, headache, and skin irritation that may involve itching or a rash. A small percentage of patients experience mild gastrointestinal discomfort when taking Ganoderma Lucidum, according to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).
Careful monitoring needs to occur is you are on medications for these conditions:
You may need to decrease those 1st three medications while taking Ganoderma Lucidum.
This is because Ganoderma helps to lower blood sugar levels and blood pressure, as well as inhibit platlet aggregation (which leads to blood thinning).
I know of a diabetic who is very thankful for this effect since after using Ganoderma products she was able to decrease her insulin intake from two shots a day to one shot of insulin a day.
If you are on immune-suppressants, talk to you doctor before taking any Ganoderma product. Ganoderma helps to boost the immune system.
The vast majority of people do not experience side effects from using Ganoderma Lucidum and when they do, they are usually mild.