If you’re not getting the results you want from your fitness routine, this weight loss supplement may help. Using the Chinese mushroom, lingzhi, this claims to boost metabolism, burn fat quickly, reduce the formation of fat cells and help your body expel toxins more efficiently. It’s available in four tea formulas or in pill form. But does the 2 Day Diet Japan Slimming Formula work?
What is Lingzhi?
This herb is one variety of the mushroom ganoderma lucidum and it grows at the base of deciduous trees. Also known as reishi in Chinese, the word lingzhi means “herb of spiritual potency.”
There are over 100 varieties, but only six are touted for their healing properties. They’ve been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries and are usually classified into different colours in relation to their healing paths or benefits:
Black: Improves kidney function and treats urination problems
Green: Improves liver function and helps to calm the spirit.
Red: Boosts energy and the immune system, improves blood circulation and memory
Violet: Strengthens bones and joints, replenishes vital energy, and treats deafness.
White: Relieves oral and nasal congestion, treats coughs and respiratory disorders, and calms the spirit.
Yellow: Aids the digestive system, treats abdominal pain and anxiety.
Recently scientific reports have confirmed this mushroom’s healing abilities. For instance, a study conducted at the Cancer Research Laboratory, Methodist Research Institute, Indianapolis showed that it can slow the progress of metastatic breast cancer. Also, it’s packed with powerful antioxidants that help boost the immune system.
How does it help weigh loss?
Lingzhi detox tea and pills should be taken in addition to an exercise program. With its affect on kidney function, the formula basically acts as a diuretic helping to expel toxins and excess water from your body.
As it can also affect liver function, it may improve how your body breaks down fat and carbohydrates. In a study called “The Pharmacological Potential of Mushrooms,” a form of ganoderma lucidum was given to diabetes patients. It lowered their blood glucose and triglycerides levels. In another Peking study, reishi extract lowered the glucose levels in mice.
Makers of the weight loss supplement also claim that it helps to suppress appetite and rev up metabolism — both of which will quicken weight loss. Some users report losing up to 13 pounds in one month, while others have lost between 30 to 40 pounds in five months.
However, some dieters have been disappointed with this diet’s claims. Some find that it takes more than two days to see the effects, while others see no results at all.
Are There Any Side Effects?
So far only very mild ones have been reported. If used long term lingzhi may cause drowsiness, nosebleeds, dry throat and abdominal pains. The weight loss supplements contain other ingredients such as dioscoreae, ebony, fox nut, seman pruni, and Tuckahoe, but there’s little scientific information about them. One possible reaction of fox nut is increased sexual energy. Tuckahoe, which is also a fungus, strengthens the spleen and helps increase diuretic action in the body.
Users of the slimming teas and pills report feeling bloated or constipated. Don’t take it if you have a heart, liver, or kidney condition.
There is no manufacturer listed for this slimming supplement and no official website to contact them or find out more about the product. Also, most weight loss products come with a money-back guarantee or trial period; the lingzhi slimming formula does not.