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Cordyceps Sinensis Extract (40% Polysacharides)

Boosts Energy & Stamina*
Supports Healthy Cholesterol*
Boosts Immune System*
Supports Healthy Libido*
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Cordyceps Sinensis is a fungus that grows on the back of a particular caterpillar (the larvae of ghost moths) and has been used as an effective tonic and aphrodisiac in traditional Chinese Medicine.

What is Cordyceps Sinensis?

Cordyceps Sinensis (also hailed as Himalayan Gold) is one of the most well-known mushrooms in the wild fungus family. It is an entomogenous fungus with lots of ethnopharmacological properties and it is found at high altitudes (above 3,500 m in the Himalayan region). This fungus is highly prized in the traditional medicinal system of China, Nepal, and India. At present, it is extensively used in Western countries as a supplement touting many health benefits including, optimal sexual function in men and immune system support. Other common names for Cordyceps include dong chong xia cao in Chinese, tochukaso in Japanese and caterpillar fungus, vegetable wasps and plant worms in English. *

How could Cordyceps Support My Health?

For many years, nature has been the key provider of effective health tonics.These days, we are also discovering and making use of important fungus. One such fungus with enormous healing benefits is Cordyceps Sinensis.

Cordyceps is generally used to support optimal sexual function, night sweating, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, tiredness, respiratory support,  heart rhythm, and a healthy liver. *

Nutritive Value

These are some of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Cordyceps:

Cordyceps is a good source of Vitamin B1, B2, B12, E, and K and essential minerals like K, Na, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, Pi, Se, Al, Si, Ni, Sr, Ti, Cr, Ga.

Proteins like cadaverine, spermidine, spermine, putrescine, flazin , perlolyrine, cordymin and essential amino acids, such as aspartic acid, threonine, serine, glutamate, proline, glycine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, lysine, histidine, cystine, cysteine and tryptophan have been identified in Cordyceps.

Cordyceps is also rich in ergosterol, cerevisterol, α-sitosterol, ergosteryl-3-O-α-D-glucopyranoside, ergosterol peroxide, 3-O-ferulylcycloartenol, daucosterol, stigmasterol, stigmasterol 3-oacetate, fungisterol, cholesterol, campesterol, and dihydro brassicasterol.

Polysaccharides (such as d-mannitol), fatty acids, natural plant phenolics, and nucleosides are the active components in Cordyceps. High concentrations of Cordycepin (3'-deoxyadenosine) is a derivative of the nucleoside adenosine. Guanosine and uridine are also abundant in Cordyceps.

Suggested Usage / Dosage

The recommended dosage for this extract is 2 g daily for a minimum of 9 weeks.

Interactions / Side Effects

People with autoimmune diseases and bleeding disorders are strictly advised not to consume Cordyceps.

Ideal Storage Conditions

Store this product in a cool dry place in a sealed container. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be sealed again and used within 6 months.

Shelf Life

2-years from Date of Manufacture.

References

  1. Morphological and phylogenetic studies on Cordyceps sinensis distributed in southwestern China. Noriko Kinjo and Mu Zang. Mycoscience 42: 567-574, 2001.
  2. Review on Yarsagumba (Cordyceps sinensis) - An Exotic Medicinal Mushroom. Sudipta Chakraborty, Sailee Chowdhury and Gouranga Nandi.International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research 2014; 6(2); 339-346.
  3. Cordyceps fungi: natural products, pharmacological functions and developmental products. Xuanwei Zhoua, Zhenghua Gonga, Ying Sua, Juan Linb and Kexuan Tanga.JPP 2009, 61: 279–291, 2009.
  4. Medicinal Value of the Caterpillar Fungi Species of the Genus Cordyceps (Fr.) Link (Ascomycetes). A Review. John Holliday and Matt Cleaver. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 10(3):219–234 (2008).
  5. Cordyceps sinensis protects against liver and heart injuries in a rat model of chronic kidney disease: a metabolomic analysis. Xia LIU et al., Acta Pharmacologica Sinica (2014) 35: 697–706.
  6. Antitumour activity of cordycepin in mice N. Yoshikawa, K. Nakamura, Y. Yamaguchi, S. Kagota, K. Shinozuka, M. Kunitomo, Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Physiol. 2004, 31, S51.
  7. Antitumor e ect of cordycepin (3'-deoxyadenosine) on mouse melanoma and lung carcinoma cells involves adenosine A3 receptor stimulation. K. Nakamura, N. Yoshikawa, Y. Yamaguchi, S. Kagota, K. Shinozuka, M. Kunitomo, Anticancer Res. 2006, 26, 43.
  8. The apoptotic e ect of cordycepin on human OEC-M1 oral cancer cell line W.-C. Wu, J.-R. Hsiao, Y.-Y. Lian, C.-Y. Lin, B.-M. Huang, Cancer Chemother. Pharmacol. 2007, 60, 103.
  9. Cordycepin: selective growth inhibitor derived from liquid culture of Cordyceps militaris against Clostridium spp.Y.-J. Ahn, S.-J. Park, S.-G. Lee, S.-C. Shin, D.-H. Choi, J. Agric. Food Chem. 2000, 48, 2744.
  10. Ryu E, Son M, Lee M, et al. Cordycepin is a novel chemical suppressor of Epstein-Barr virus replication. Oncoscience. 2014;1(12):866-881.
  11. Zhu, Jia-Shi, Halpern, G., Jones ,K (1998) The Scientific Rediscovery of an Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine: Cordyceps sinensis The Journal Of Alternative And Complementary Medicine [part 1]Volume 4, Number 3, 1998, pp. 289—303 [part 2] Volume 4, Number 4, 1998, pp. 429 – 457.
* Individual results may vary from person to person.