Suggested use: a full tube (20 drops) once a day - 30 days supply
Canadian Cordyceps Mushroom Tincture
A dual extract 8:1 of locally grown Cordyceps mushroom. Carefully extracted over the course of several months, this cordyceps tincture is super concentrated and consists of a dual extraction using spring water and Canadian distilled alcohol. Add these drops to your daily tea, coffee, smoothies, yogurt, or for best results directly under your tongue. Simple and easy to use especially for those on the run without the time to brew a fresh pot of Cordyceps tea.
ALCOHOL and WATER dual extractions
Cordyceps dual extractions are said to contain alcohol soluble and fat-soluble compounds (see below) from Cordyceps mushrooms. Alcohol-based extracts are said to contain properties such as triterpenoids (anti-inflammatories), sterols (anti-virals) and ergothioneines (anti-oxidants) plus hot water extractions extract polysaccharides (immune system stimulants). Handcrafted in small batches, this product contains 100% organic ingredients. Dual Extractions of Cordyceps mushrooms contains immune fighting properties among many other health benefits.
Benefits of Cordyceps, All Backed by Science
Cordyceps is a genus of parasitic fungi that grows on the larvae of insects. Their potential health benefits are promising.
The remains of the insect and fungi have been hand-collected, dried and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries to treat fatigue, sickness, kidney disease and low sex drive.
Supplements and products containing Cordyceps extract have become increasingly popular due to their many purported health benefits.
Of the more than 400 species of Cordyceps discovered, two have become the focus of health research: Cordyceps sinensis and Cordyceps militaris.
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1. May Boost Exercise Performance
Cordyceps are thought to increase the body’s production of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is essential for delivering energy to the muscles.
This may improve the way your body uses oxygen, especially during exercise.
2. Anti-Aging Properties
The elderly have traditionally used Cordyceps to reduce fatigue and boost strength and sex drive.
Researchers believe their antioxidant content may explain their anti-aging potential.
Antioxidants are molecules that fight cell damage by neutralizing free radicals, which can otherwise contribute to disease and aging.
3. Potential Anti-Tumor Effects
Cordyceps’ potential to slow the growth of tumors has generated significant interest in recent years.
Researchers believe the fungi may exert anti-tumor effects in several ways.
In test-tube studies, Cordyceps have been shown to inhibit the growth of many types of human cancer cells, including lung, colon, skin and liver cancers.
Cordyceps may also reverse the side effects associated with many forms of cancer therapy. One of these side effects is leukopenia.
4. May Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes
Cordyceps contain a special type of sugar that may help treat diabetes.
Interestingly, Cordyceps may keep blood sugar levels within a healthy range by mimicking the action of insulin.
Some evidence suggests that they may also protect against kidney disease, a common complication of diabetes.
5. Possible Benefits for Heart Health
As research emerges on the effects of Cordyceps on heart health, the benefits of the fungi are becoming increasingly apparent.
In fact, Cordyceps are approved in China for the treatment of arrhythmia, a condition in which the heartbeat is too slow, too fast or irregular.
A study found that Cordyceps significantly reduced heart injuries in rats with chronic kidney disease. Injuries to the heart from chronic kidney disease are thought to increase the risk of heart failure, so reducing these injuries may help avoid this outcome.
Cordyceps may also have a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels, that Cordyceps decrease “bad” LDL cholesterol.
6. May Help Fight Inflammation
Cordyceps is said to help fight inflammation in the body.
Although some inflammation is good, too much can lead to diseases like heart disease and cancer.
Research has shown that when human cells are exposed to Cordyceps, special proteins that increase inflammation in the body become suppressed.
Thanks to these potential effects, researchers believe Cordyceps may serve as a useful anti-inflammatory supplement or drug.
Taking Cordyceps Supplements
Cordyceps sinensis is difficult to harvest and carries a price tag of more than $9,000 USD per pound.
For this reason, the majority of Cordyceps supplements contain a synthetically grown version called Cordyceps CS-4.
To ensure you buy high-quality Cordyceps supplements, look for brands that carry the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) or NSF International (NSF) seal.
These are third-party organizations that ensure supplements contain the ingredients listed on the label, without impurities.
The dosage commonly used in human research is 1,000–3,000 mg per day. This range is not associated with side effects and has been found to have certain health benefits.
Side Effects and Safety
No studies have yet examined the safety of Cordyceps in humans.
However, a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine suggests they are nontoxic.
In fact, the Chinese government approved Cordyceps CS-4 for use in hospitals and recognizes it as a safe, natural drug.