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Cordyceps also know as the Caterpillar Fungus is well known for improving lung capacity and increasing overall energy
Species name: Cordyceps Militaris
Cordyceps are an incredible energy boosting mushroom because of their ability to increase ATP production through pre-cursor compounds like adenosine and cordycepin. ATP is the compounds which gives our cells energy*. This is why Cordyceps is recommended when it comes to physical performance In TCM, Cordyceps is also used for lung related issues like asthma or even seasonal allergies*.
Cordyceps has been described as a treasure in old Chinese medical books and Tibetan medicine. With hundreds of different species, it is a parasitic fungus that preys on insects. Traditional healers have recommended the fungus as a powerful tonic because it improves energy, appetite, stamina and endurance.The most well known species of cordyceps is Cordyceps sinensis; the most expensive mushroom in the world costing over $20,000 per kilogram, sold almost exclusively in Asia. It is a rare combination of a caterpillar and a mushroom and found at high altitudes in the Himilayan Plateau.
For many years, the Chinese weren’t able to cultivate this mushroom, fueling an increasing demand on a small supply. Now, with this particular fungus, it is very important to be aware of what you are consuming because wild Cordyceps sinensis rarely make it to the North American market, yet companies are still advertising Cordyceps sinensis on their products. If a cordyceps product is grown in North America, it is almost certainly myceliated grain. High amount of grain means low amount of mycelium, and decreased beta-glucans, which are the beneficial polysaccharides found in the cell wall.
Luckily, there is one type of Cordyceps species that can be cultivated commercially to produce a mushroom (fruiting body), and that is Cordyceps militaris.
Real Mushrooms has created an organic Cordyceps militaris extract, verified for quality by 3rd party labs, that contains those beautiful beta-D-glucans, cordycepin and NO starch.
Dosage: It is recommended that adults take up to 2gms per day over a long period of time or as recommended by your practitioner.
Pet Friendly: Use as directed by your Veterinarian
• Hot water extracted from 100% Cordyceps militaris mushrooms
• Still contains all non-water soluble components
• Genuine mushrooms, unlike O. sinensis mycelium
• Certified Organic ingredients
• Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Vegan
• >25% Beta-glucans, <5% Starch
• No added starch, mycelium, or grain of any kind
• 500mg capsules, 300 capsules per bottle
• Verified for quality at accredited 3rd party labs
Serving Size: 2 capsules Servings per bottle: 150
Amount Per Serving
• Cordyceps Mushroom Extract#± (Cordyceps militaris) 1000mg
• Beta-D-glucans >25%
• Starch <5%
Other ingredients: Hypromellose (vegetable capsule), silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, may contain stearic acid
# = certified organic ± = hot water extract Percent of daily value not established
*Disclaimer: The statements made on this page are based on traditional use and modern research. They have however, not been validated conclusively by Health Authorities. Any of the Real Mushroom products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information presented on this page is intended for educational purposes. If you are a retail consumer, please consult your doctor or health practitioner for any medical advice.