Just the other day one of my friends mentioned a case of this friend of his who is going through some depression issues. Immediately I thought lingzhi can help! After I suggested it to my friend, he gave me that look “you think lingzhi can help with everything” 🙂 I know it sounds unbelievable that one product can help in so many ways and with so many issues, but it’s true. After listening to so many testimonies and gone through so many improvements myself, I am convinced!
We often neglect our mental health and blame our depression on external factors such as stress, family, relationships, economy and so on. Did you ever suddenly feel sad? Or do you sometimes find yourselves thinking negative thoughts for no reason? Or do you feel like you want to be alone and cocoon yourself in your room? Let me tell you something, this is not normal and shouldn’t be happening on a regular basis. I went through the same feelings for as long as I can remember and I always thought this is normal and that was just the way I am. However, after taking lingzhi for a while I’ve seen massive improvements in my mood. Having more energy and thinking sharper helped a lot. I realized that constant tiredness causes a lot of stress as well because we are not able to function 100%. In today’s world where people have to work extra hours and put enormous effort in order to be successful, having a good amount of energy plays a very important part.
Another very important factor in our mental health is balanced hormones and neurotransmitters. Hormones and neurotransmitters moderate our feelings of well-being, and lifestyle factors affect them.
Five of the main hormones and neurotransmitters:
This neurotransmitter drives your brain’s reward system. If you are praised at work for doing a good job, you’ll get a delicious dopamine hit–resulting in feelings of well-being. It also drives pleasure-seeking behavior. Boost it by setting realistic goals (e.g., tidying your desk or sticking to your workout schedule) and achieving them. And seek out pleasurable healthy activities that have a positive impact on your life.
This mood-boosting neurotransmitter was made famous by SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressants, which increase the brain’s serotonin levels. The most effective and natural way to boost serotonin is by exercising daily; that’s one reason a brisk walk does wonders for your mood.
Both a neurotransmitter and a hormone, oxytocin is often called “the love hormone.” Researchers from Claremont University in California have done extensive research on its impact on women, linking oxytocin release to life satisfaction levels. It may play a greater role in women’s physiology and happiness compared to men’s. Spending time with loved ones and being kind to others stimulates oxytocin. Don’t you feel good just reading that? Stress blocks the release of oxytocin, so manage your stress, too.
It helps form serotonin and protects you from irritability and anxiety, keeping your mood steady. Estrogen decreases with menopause, and lifestyle factors such as smoking and extreme exercise can also lower it. The estrogen/progesterone imbalance in perimenopause can also negatively affect mood. Stress management can balance them, since stress hormones, such as cortisol, interfere with the secretion, action and function of the two hormones.
This helps you to sleep well and prevents anxiety, irritability and mood swings. Levels drop as women enter perimenopause after age 35 or 40, and this can be accelerated by excess stress and unhealthy foods. Experts such as Dr. Sara Gottfried, author of The Hormone Cure, say taking care of yourself and eating right is your first defense for balancing hormones before trying hormone replacement therapy.
Lingzhi and Mental Health
If you are like my friend, you must be wondering so how does lingzhi help YET AGAIN?! Lingzhi is known as an Adaptogen, whereby it has a normalizing influence on our body. This means it is capable of toning down the overactive systems or strengthening the activity of under-active systems. Hence, Lingzhi is able to regulate back the imbalances and thereby improve the mental conditions. It basically helps to balance the hormones and neurotransmitters so you get adequate amount of necessary hormones in order to be happy.
What is interesting to note is that lingzhi even helps serious mental disorders, such as bipolar or schizophrenia. Just last week I heard an amazing testimony of a severe case of schizophrenia. This lady has been suffering with schizophrenia for a long time. She used to remove her clothes and burn them all the time. If she went out she used to scare people on purpose. As she couldn’t control any of these behaviors, her family made sure she doesn’t go out of the house. Just as they wanted to place her in the mental institution, her sister came across lingzhi and decided to give her a supply of few bottles. She forced the parents to give the sister lingzhi as they had no other solution for the problem anyway. She started consuming 20 capsules of Jia Hor Lingzhi and every time she consumed it, she fell asleep. Within about 2 weeks of consumption, they noticed she is behaving much calmer and doesn’t have so many outbursts anymore. Within the 6 months of consuming lingzhi she started behaving normally and the schizophrenia was gone. I know this sounds like a fairy tale story, but in actual fact it is a true testimony shared. Amazing isn’t it?
I don’t know about you, but these kind of testimonies really re-enforce the fact that this herb really is amazing and all this without any side effects.
Please don’t ignore your mental state and make sure you get professional opinion if you feel that something is not right. Depression is not something we need to accept and live with, there are ways out and lingzhi is definitely one of them.