Which is Better - Wild Lingzhi or Cultivated Lingzhi?

Sunday 8 January 2012

Some people say wild Lingzhi is better than cultivated Lingzhi. Is that true?

This brings us to the question of what are the criteria to consider in selecting a good quality Lingzhi. There are 4 main points:

1) Species. A good species will have higher quantum of active components and thus ensures greater efficacy when consumed.

2) Growing environment and age. Lingzhi is a highly absorbent plant. Thus, it is important that it is grown in a clean environment that is free from contaminants and pollutants. Further, different species of Lingzhi have different maturity period. It is crucial that the harvest time is made when the effective components are the richest. Hence, the age of the Lingzhi and the timing of harvest is very important.

3) Processing method. Different components in the Lingzhi can only be extracted using different medium and at differing temperatures. A good quality Lingzhi is one that is extracted using multiple medium and differing temperature and is in water soluble form, so that the efficacy of all the components are drawn out.

4) Endorsements by authorities. A good quality Lingzhi should have endorsements from Government and Health authorities to certify their safety and effectiveness.

For more details, please refer to this article How To Choose The Right Lingzhi/Ganoderma.

From the criteria above, we can now address the question whether wild lingzhi or cultivated lingzhi is better.

When Lingzhi is gathered from the wild, we would not know the species, the growing environment and its age. Thus it is very difficult to determine the exact quality of wild Lingzhi. Due to numerous factors beyond control, wild Lingzhi with consistent quality is difficult to obtain.

In this respect, cultivated Lingzhi would be much safer and consistent in quality, as the species, cultivation environment and its age are always monitored compared to Lingzhi grown in the wild.

So that is your answer - cultivated Lingzhi is always better than wild Lingzhi. For more info, please email me at laifuiping@gmail.com. If you are interested to buy high quality cultivated Lingzhi, please click here to refer to Shuang Hor company website for Product Description and Price.