Cordyceps Mushroom Powder (Dong Chong Xia Cao) 100 grams
Herbal Information for Cordyceps Mushrooms In Powder Form
Common Names: Cordyceps Mushroom, Cordyceps Bioavailable Mushroom, Cordyceps Biomass, Cordyceps Fungus, Cordyceps Mycelium, Caterpillar Fungu
Pin Yin Name: Dong Chong Xia Cao
Botanical Name: Cordyceps sinensis
Package Size: 100 Gram Bottle
Form: Powder, CS-4 Strain (Laboratory-Grown)
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Brand: Five Flavors Herbs
Other Notes: 2g scoop included
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Naturally Occurring Active Compounds: Adenosine, adenine, hypoxanthicine nucleoside, uracil, thymine, uridine, guanidine, thymidine, 3'-deoxyadenosine (also called cordycepin); sterides such as ergosterol peroxide, cholesteryl palmitate, eogosterol; polysaccharides such as galactomannan; alkanols such as D-mannitol (also called cordycepic acid), crude proteins, essential amino acids, multiple trace elements, and some vitamins.
Properties of Cordyceps Mushrooms
- Dynamic Metabolic Modulator
- Adaptogenic Liver Support
- Botanical Immune Support
- Supports Mental Acuity
- Botanical Support For Circulation & Cholesterol
- Supports Reproductive Vitality
About Cordyceps Mushrooms (Dong Chong Xia Cao)
Cordyceps' reputation amongst herbalists is due to its beneficial effects on invigoration and qi/energy enhancement. It was used in both Chinese and Tibetan traditional medicine. In Sikkim, a research study found that the Tibetan healers used the mushroom for 21 different ailments. The local people became interested in the mushroom when they observed that their goats, yaks, and sheep that ate the mushroom seemed to be stronger than those animals that did not consume it. To this day, local people still use the mushroom.
There are over 680 species of cordyceps, but the most well-known is Cordyceps sinensis. Traditional Chinese medicine used the mushrooms to promote general enhancement, enhance kidney yang, replace essence, invigorate the lungs and kidneys, provide breathing support, and dissolve phlegm. "Users say that in supplement form, cordyceps gives a boost similar to caffeine, but without the side effects of jitters or an inability to sleep several hours later" (Stiefel, 2013).
Many athletes use the fungus because it is said to increase their endurance. "One of the active ingredients of cordyceps is adenosine, a nucleic acid that is a crucial component of Adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the energy currency of your muscles. It is also the go-to fuel for any short, explosive activities like jumps and sprints. According to a 2007 study out of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, cordyceps can significantly boost up your body's ability to produce ATP, which can help anyone from elderly people looking to stay active, to elite world-class competitors" (Stiefel, 2013).
How to Use: Add a scoop to your tea or coffee, use in cooking, or make your own capsules.
Manufacturer's Statement: "We feel that ecological and physical health are intimately connected, and we strive to manufacture herbal products that respect the earth while supporting individuals' health. We select the highest quality herbs, emphasizing locally-grown, certified organic, and ethically wildcrafted plants whenever possible. We take pride in harvesting many of our own native West Coast plants highlighted in our formulations. Our Chinese herbs are never sulfured or irradiated, and are sourced from importers who test each batch for pesticides and heavy metals. We are Green Business Certified."
Product Details: The mushrooms are grown on organic myceliated brown rice. This powder is a 50 mesh size. It just a little coarser than baking flour. The extraction process uses only water (there are no solvents).
- Certified Kosher
- Certified Organic
- Full Spectrum
- No Fillers, Preservatives, or Sulfates
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