Cordyceps the “Super food”

Cordyceps sinensis is being used as a health supplement by well informed consumers seeking alternatives for a wide range of health issues because the Cordyceps sinensis mushroom is considered a “Super food” with very high potential by a growing number of researchers.

A native of the high Himalayas, known and used in China for over two thousand years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) due to its properties in assisting to restore normal levels of energy, longevity and improving overall quality of life. Ancient Chinese records claim Cordyceps is benefi cial for the heart, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal and urinary system, liver, kidneys, lungs and restoring normal sexual functions.

The best-known medicinal action of Cordyceps is in the increase of physical stamina. In 1993 the Chinese National Games brought this mushroom to the attention of the world’s sporting authorities. A group of women athletes who had been taking Cordyceps shattered nine world records. There have been many reports of amazing improvements in performance in various sports due to the intake of Cordyceps. Many athletes take it for endurance and stamina, due to its properties to help boost energy and assist in improving memory and concentration. 

Medicinal mushrooms are extremely high in both beta-glucans and polysaccharides.Polysaccharides are long sugar chains with many oxygen sections within them. As the body breaks down these sugars, the oxygen molecules are released and absorbed on a cellular level. It would seem that this more effi cient use of oxygen improves the internal balance mechanism.

These properties may accountfor the overall physical enhancement, the extra endurance and antifatigue eff ects seen in people using Cordyceps. The list of medicinal mushrooms also includes Reishi (Ganoderma) – rich in beta-glucans that are known sources of oxygen and Lion’s Mane, which we will cover in a future newsletter.

Unique active ingredients include: Cordycepic acid, Cordycepin (eff ective against all sorts of bacteria that have developed, or are developing, resistance to more common antibiotics) Glutamic acid, Beta-glucans, Polysaccharides, Amino Acids, Vitamin B12 and more. Cordyceps, due to its antioxidant properties is normally used in conjunction with Ganoderma to assist with immune system problems. DXN Cordyceps sinensis does NOT contain any additives or fi llers. It is 100% pure.