Scientific Research

Our team of highly trained researchers continue to explore the numerous benefits and potential applications for our adaptogen fungi.

Take a look at some research done on our fungi below:

    Shih YL, Wu MF, Lee CH, Yeh MY, Chou J, Liu JY, Lu HF, Huang YP, Liao NC, Chung JG (2017) Antrodia cinnamomea reduces carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity in male Wistar rats. In Vivo 31: 877–884. PDF version
    Schachter J, Martel J, Lin CS, Chang CJ, Wu TR, Lu CC, Ko YF, Lai HC, Ojcius DM, Young JD (2018) Effects of obesity on depression: A role for inflammation and the gut microbiota. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 69: 1–8 (featured cover article). PDF version


News Coverage:


LA Times: Asian mushroom extract shows promise as treatment for obesity and its ills

PBS: This mushroom might alter gut bacteria for the better, study finds

BBC: Mushroom used in Chinese medicine ‘slows weight gain’

Nature Asian:Medicine: A mushroom that shrinks mice

Popular Science: This Mushroom Used In Chinese Medicine Helps Mice Lose Weight

Live Science: Mushroom Extract May Help Treat Obesity, But It’s No Magic Cure

Asian Scientist: Lingzhi Tweaks Gut Bacteria To Fight Obesity In Mice

Cosmos Magazine: The obesity fighting mushroom


*Studies performed by Chang Gung Biotechnology in collaboration with researchers at Chang Gung University are marked with an asterisk.

Scientific studies on the biological effects of medicinal mushrooms produced by Chang Gung Biotechnology (articles in Chinese):

    Wu MF, et al. (2012) Subacute and subchronic toxicological assessment of Antrodia cinnamomea in mice. Journal of Traditional Medicine 11‒22.
    Chen YJ, et al. (2013) Evaluation of genotoxicity of wall-broken spores of Ganoderma lucidium in the Ames test. Journal of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences 25: 98‒104.
    Chou HC, et al. (2013) Toxicological evaluation of Agaricus blazei Murill extract in male SD rats (unpublished manuscript).
    Wu CL, et al. (2015) Evaluation of Ganoderma lucidum on anti-fatigue function by swimming test. Journal of Traditional Medicine 26.