“I love combining your Organic Cordyceps extract with Reishi before studying for exams. I feel that the Cordyceps activates my mind, boosts my memory and gives me the mental stamina to keep going while the Reishi reduces my stress and helps me calm down, I feel a million times smarter and more collected on both these herbs, and my grades have gone up since taking them.”-Kim, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Grad school student.
Cordyceps Extract is a phenomenal world-class herb, which has earned its reputation in the forefront of Chinese herbalism due to its varied multitude of functions.
Benefits may include:
- Tonified kidneys and lungs
- Increased cellular ATP for natural energy
- Balanced immune system
- Reduced stress and fatigue
- Improved oxygen utilization
- Potent anti-oxidant, adaptogen and anti-inflammatory
- Enhanced athletic performance
- Tonified kidney yang jing energies
Ingredients: 14:1 Cordyceps Mushroom Extract* (cordyceps sinensis, cs-4)
30% polysaccharides, 22% cordycepic acid and 0.15% adenosine
Other Ingredients: None
Container Size: 4 oz. | 114 grams
Serving Size: 1/2 teaspoon, which is about 2 grams
Serving Per Container: 57
Directions: Add 1/2 – 1 teaspoon, or as directed by a health professional, into food or beverage of choice. Mix and enjoy.
Suggested Use: This powder can be added directly to smoothies, juices, and protein shakes. It does taste like a mushroom, slightly bitter, so its great in both sweet and savory preperations. It is already prepared and ready to consume as is- no heat or stewing necessary. Powdered extracts generally mix more easily in warmer temperatures, but a blender can be used to help incorporate the powder into cooler foods and beverages or simply to ensure a more thorough distribution.
*This is NOT merely ground up or powdered raw herb. This powder is a CONCENTRATED EXTRACT, this means that the active constituents are extracted from the herb and then concentrated to a 14 to 1 ratio. The ratio means that FOURTEEN pounds of whole herb is concentrated down into one pound of extract. This means far more potency and efficacy in less space.
There are fossils that indicate the species of Cordyceps has been present in nature for over 48 million years. In ancient China, Cordyceps was referred to as, “the animal that turned into a plant and back to animal again.” It wasn’t until a group of yak herders witnessed its effects on their herd that it was considered for human consumption. These herders saw that after their yaks had consumed the vegetation containing this fungus, not only were they stronger and more resistant to high altitudes, but also healthier, longer lived, and with mating activity that had become more productive and frequent. After putting two and two together, one brave herdsman experimented for himself. Immediately he experienced the remarkable effects Cordyceps had on his stamina, immune functions, and sexual drive, and thus, it spread like wildfire, becoming the hottest herbal commodity in the country.
Lungs and Cordyceps Extract
Cordyceps extract nourishes the yin of the lungs and the yang of the kidney. It increases overall energy and respiratory function. The lung yin relates to the fluids of the lung keeping it supple and moist. In Chinese medicine the lungs govern the circulation of water and fluids throughout the body, it is a delicate organ most prone to damage due to its external relationship to other organs. Cordyceps protects the lungs and is known as one of the ONLY herbs which can rejuvenate lung tissue! Thus, it is sometimes referred to as the “smokers herb”. When the lungs are properly supported, fluids circulate appropriately preventing edema and fluid accumulation. Both of which are significant factors in disrupting the pathogenesis of disease.
ATP: (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate)
Recent research has confirmed that consuming Cordyceps can be seen to increase both cellular ATP and oxygen utilization. ATP is the molecule that releases energy into our cells. Though we get our energy from proteins and the different food sources we ingest, without ATP, the energy would be useless. With more cellular ATP and better oxygen utilization, you are provided with more fuel to burn and more oxygen to fuel it. These harmoniously combine to provide amazing results in physical performance. For athletes or anyone who is physically active, this provides an upgrade in your exercise. This alone will improve your day, providing more natural, usable energy, and making Cordyceps a leader in fighting fatigue.
Cordyceps restores Jing, the bodies deepest energy reserve. Jing is responsible for brain function, fertility/reproductive health, body strength, immune function, bone development, and overall energetic output. It is both pre-natal and post-natal and synonymous in Chinese medicine as, “pre-heaven” or “post-heaven”. This defines jing as a combination of our quality of genetics inherited from our parent’s lifestyles and genes, as well as our own nutrition and lifestyle. Thus, Jing has to do with who we are at our core. Cordyceps is THE Jing tonic to take, as it strengthens the kidneys without being too heating or drying like most Jing tonics.
TCM INFO for Practitioners:
Pin Yin: Dong Chong Xia Cao
Latin: Cordyceps Sinensis
Category Tonify Yang
Properties: Sweet, Warm
Channels Entered: Lung, Kidney
1.Tonifies the Kidneys, strengthens Yang and augments Jing: For Kidney Yang Deficiency with impotence, and sore and weak lower back and lower extremities, Kidney Jing Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency
- Nourishes Lung Yin, transforms Phlegm and stops bleeding: For Lung YinDeficiency with chronic cough and wheezing
Consumptive coughs with Blood-streaked sputum
Asthma due to Kidney and Lung Deficiencies
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22796203 – Claims for lung tissue rejuvenation.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9764768- Claims on Cordyceps restoring sexual function and as an aphrodisiac.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11439844- ATP claims, fatigue and endurance.
Claims on Antioxidants-http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814608013046
Anti tumor- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15574120
Claims on improving exercise performance- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3110835/
Claims on immune system- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92758/
Claims on legitimacy of cultivation of Cordyceps- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17253264