Product Code: A08
Contents: 100 capsules x 0.595 g
The properties of Cordyceps, the "miraculous fungus", have been known in Chinese medicine since ancient times. The most recent scientific research confirms these claims pointing to numerous qualities of Cordyceps that boost natural defence, body functions and overall well-being.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, Cordyceps supports overall good health, strengthens human resistance to disease, builds strength, endurance and stamina. Owed to its scarcity and high price, Cordyceps had always been reserved exclusively for the Emperors’ indulgence; and until recently, it has been virtually unknown in the Western world.
Cordyceps sinensis, or rather Ophiocordyceps sinensis - as this is the scientific name of the species since 2007, is also known as caterpillar fungus or simply cordyceps. During the warm months is grows like any fungus, however in the winter the larvae of certain moth species become its host. To survive, the fungus kills and then mummifies the insect, and feeds on it. Cordyceps is naturally present in Tibet and Nepal at altitudes between three and five thousand metres above sea level.
Discovered about one and a half thousand years ago by Himalayan shepherds, it quickly found applications in Chinese herbal medicine mainly as an energising, anti-ageing agent that prevents dementia, and improves physical condition. Due to its scarcity and "miraculous" properties'cordyceps reached a very high price. In ancient China, only the imperial court and aristocracy could afford to use it. Nowadays, these "miraculous fungi" are grown in bioreactors. The annual production is counted in millions on tons, hence now everyone can benefit from its extraordinary qualities.
Tiens produces this remarkable supplement using highly advanced biotechnology at the same time preserving the natural contents of the preparation.
The main ingredients of cordyceps are cordycepin and adenosine - active substances whose presence in the fungus determines the quality of the cultivation. They can play a role in a wide spectrum of biological processes, for instance in intercellular transport of energy. Other active ingredients are polysaccharides, cordycepic acid and vitamin A, B, C, E, 16 among acids, superoxide dismutase (SOD) as well as zinc, selenium, magnesium, iron and potassium.
It is important to remember that cordyceps preparations cause to a large extent calcium a washout effect in the body, thus it is recommended to simultaneously take calcium supplements that can alleviate the calcium deficiencies.
A number of 1–2 capsule of the preparation may be taken twice a day, on an empty stomach between meals with warm water.
Cordyceps preparation may disrupt the action of some immunosuppressive drugs (medications reducing the activity of the immune system used e.g. in transplant rejection prevention), therefore remember to inform your doctor about its use.
Last updated: January 25, 2017