Ganoderma lucidum protects the kidney from damage caused by harmful chemicals (tested in vivo with streptomycin and cisplatin).
It prevents damage in kidney endothelial cells in people with proteinuria (protein in urine that can damage the kidney).
Diabetic patients often develop chronic kidney problems due to the constant ups and downs of glucose in their organism. Reishi has been seen to protect the kidney (proved in diabetic mice).
The benefits of Ganoderma lucidum for the kidneys appear to be multifactorial due to its immunomodulatory effects, vasodilatory effects, effects on blood lipids, antiplatelet effects that contribute to kidney function.
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