According to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, ganoderma contains active ingredients that can increase your metabolic rate after consumption. As your metabolism increases, your body uses more energy to digest food more efficiently. This energy is fueled by breaking down fat deposits and calories in your body, which can then lead to weight loss. Ganoderma increases the rate in which your body provides oxygen to your blood, which allows your body to exert additional energy.
Ganoderma supplements also contain polysaccharides which can serve as a strong detoxifying agent in your body according to the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, . In addition, polysaccharides strengthen your body's natural healing ability while also assisting with digestion. According to MayoClinic.com, an improved digestive system may lead to more efficient waste excretion and thus increased weight loss. Further research is needed to substantiate claims of weight loss associated with detoxifying agents, however.