Organic Cordyceps Mushroom Powder
Prized for their natural ability to fight free radicals, infections and inflammation, these are impressive disease-fighting mushrooms that have been used for centuries to reduce symptoms of respiratory disorders, coughs, colds, liver damage and much more. As a true “superfood,” the cordyceps mushroom can slow the effects of aging and stress, help keep the body free from disease and boost energy levels to keep you going all day long. Cordyceps fungus is sometimes called the caterpillar fungus. It’s parasitic in nature because it grows on a type of caterpillar and then winds up eating its own host!
- Increases immune function
- Slows aging and promotes mental clarity
- Improves athletic performance
- Enhances sexual function
- Regulates blood sugar levels
- Supports heart health
- Combats stress and supports mental health
- Promotes restful sleep
Some studies suggest that consuming cordyceps benefits immune function and can help optimize the health of the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and reproductive systems. This is because they contain anti-inflammatory compounds like polysaccharides, modified nucleosides and cyclosporines. Similar to other functional mushrooms, cordyceps supplementation supports the body’s healthy immune functioning. Its polysaccharide content supports gut health and helps to modulate the immune system. As an adaptogenic mushroom, cordyceps helps the body to react appropriately when challenged by infection or inflammation.
Cordyceps are jam-packed with antioxidants that can help fight free radical damage, prevent oxidative stress and help slow the signs of aging to optimize your health. Not only that, but it also helped boost brain power and enhance sexual function. Traditionally, people of both sexes took tonics made from cordyceps to enhance libido and improve reproductive function. Cordyceps supplements can help the body utilize oxygen more efficiently and improve blood flow, which is important for physical health and sexual function. Improved endurance, increased energy and lower levels of inflammation are several other reasons that cordyceps may improve fertility and libido. Thus, they may be used as a natural treatment for infertility as well as a natural remedy for impotence.
Cordyceps supplements have helped combat high blood sugar levels while also reducing insulin levels to protect against insulin resistance. Recent research has found a strong link between cordyceps and heart health, with studies showing that they could help protect the heart against damage and lower cholesterol levels to prevent coronary heart disease. Cordyceps extract can help reduce damage to the heart and liver.
Several promising in vitro studies have found that cordyceps could possess powerful anti-cancer properties and may help block the growth and spread of several different types of cancer. In particular, in vitro studies show that cordyceps extract may be effective at reducing the growth of liver, lung and colorectal cancer cells. However, the anti-cancer effects of cordyceps extend beyond stopping cancer growth. Studies also show that these medicinal mushrooms could reduce the risk of side effects caused by cancer treatment, including leukopenia, a condition sometimes caused by chemotherapy or radiation that results in a decrease in the amount of white blood cells in the body and a higher risk of infection and illness.
Several studies suggest that they can boost athletic performance — improving physical abilities, endurance and stamina — partially because they boost the body’s supply of ATP, one of the primary sources of energy during exercise. Cordyceps contain adenosine, a type of nucleic acid that is needed to make ATP, an “energy carrier” that is depleted in the muscles during physical activity. Studies show that in addition to the cordyceps mushroom’s ability to improve the availability of oxygen in the blood, it helps to support cardiac function and respiratory health. The increased availability of oxygen to exercising muscles has been shown in a recent study to significantly increase Max VO2, time to exertion, and other sports performance parameters, helping with overall endurance and recovery. These performance results demonstrated the effect of an enhancement of the mitochondrial production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the “cellular currency” or fuel that provides cellular energy for the body.
Suggested Use: Take 1 teaspoon with food 1-2 times daily.
Disclaimer: This product is not for use by pregnant or lactating women. Consult your healthcare practitioner before use if you have or if you had any previous health condition that you are taking any medications for including OTC medications or if you are planning a medical procedure. Discontinue use immediately and contact your healthcare provider if any adverse reactions occur. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Not intended for persons under age 18