Mushroom Tinctures – Cordyceps Information

CORDYCEPS Cordyceps militaris

Known for its many uses, in vitro and in vivo studies have indicated the following potential benefits for Cordyceps. See a comprehensive summary of scientific research and studies on Cordyceps in Stephen Buhner’s book Herbal Antivirals: Natural Remedies for Emerging & Resistant Viral Infections beginning on page 288.

Exercise Performance & Muscle Fatigue
Known to boost energy and increase the body’s production of the molecule ATP (adenosine triphosphate), essential for delivering energy to the muscles, improving the way the body uses oxygen, especially during exercise for older and younger adults.

Anti-Aging Properties
Antioxidant benefits may help improve memory and sexual function

Type 2 Diabetes
Cordyceps helps in the management of Type 2 Diabetes by mimicking the action of insulin.

Kidney Function
100 mg/day for 3 months significantly improved kidney function and slowed the progression of chronic kidney disease in a human trial.

Cancerous Tumors
Cordyceps shows potential anti-tumor effects, slowing the growth of many types of tumors. See research on-line for specific tumors.

Cholesterol, Triglycerides, and other Heart Protective Effects
Cordyceps may be used as a treatment for arrhythmia and other heart protective effects due to the adenosine content, especially noted in C. militaris. In animal studies, the LDL (“bad” cholesterol) and triglyceride levels were shown to decrease. Another compound, cordycepin, appears to have actions that relax blood vessels, improving circulation and lowering blood pressure.

When human cells were exposed to Cordyceps, proteins that increase inflammation in the body became suppressed.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information provided here is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare provider and should not be construed to indicate that the use of this herbal product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare provider before taking this herbal product.

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