Cordyceps is a species of mushroom used as a traditional folk medicine in China and is now available as a mushroom extract supplement. Within the Cordyceps genus, the two most utilized and studied species are Cordyceps Militaris and Cordyceps Sinensis.
Cordyceps Militaris Benefits
Pure Nootropics provides high quality mushroom extract, using only 100% organic whole fruiting bodies which are rigorously tested and guaranteed pure.
Cordyceps Militaris Mushroom Mode of Action
Cordyceps Mushroom is an all-in-one medicinal mushroom favorite our customers keep coming back to. It supports immune system function and promotes exercise tolerance—meaning you can take your workouts up a couple notches! If you’re new to medicinal mushrooms, this organic extract in an easy-to-take capsule is a great place to start.
Known as “Winter Worm Summer Grass” and as “Dong Chung Ha Cao” in Korea and “Dong Chong Xia-Cao” in China, Cordyceps undergoes a unique life cycle that begins as a fungus that colonizes caterpillars (1).
Supplements are commercially made with artificial propagation and fermentation (3).
Cordyceps Militaris Mushroom contains many amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids, which are found in much higher amounts in the fruiting body rather than the entirety of the mycelia body. Lysine, glutamic acid, threonine, and proline are the most abundant amino acids found in the fruiting body (1).
Cordyceps Sinensis and Cordyceps Militaris both contain Cordyceps polysaccharides, and two bioactive constituents: cordycepin and cordycepic acid (4).
Cordyceps Militaris Mushroom Extract Capsules & Powder Dosage
Pure Nootropics’ Cordyceps Militaris Mushroom Extract Capsules provide 500 mg per 1 capsule. Suggested use for adults is 2 capsules by mouth once daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Pure Nootropics’ Cordyceps Militaris Mushroom Extract Powder provides 1000 mg per (2) level 1 cc scoops (provided with purchase). Suggested use for adults is 1000 mg by mouth once daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. (Due to variations in powder density, scoop measurements may fluctuate. We suggest purchasing a scale for measuring accurately. A scale allows users to better track progress and response to each dose. Scales are available for purchase through Pure Nootropics).
Please consult your healthcare practitioner before beginning supplementation of Cordyceps.
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Immune Support* Kang, HJ, et al. “Cordyceps Militaris Enhances Cell-Mediated Immunity in Healthy Korean Men.” J Med Food., vol. 18, no. 10, Oct. 2015, pp. 1164–72., doi:10.1089/jmf.2014.3350.
Promotes exercise tolerance* Hirsch, Katie R et al. “Cordyceps militaris Improves Tolerance to High-Intensity Exercise After Acute and Chronic Supplementation” Journal of dietary supplements, 1-13. 13 Jul. 2016, doi:10.1080/19390211.2016.1203386.
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8. Hui Mei Yu,†, Bor-Sen Wang,§, Shiow Chyn Huang,† and, and Pin-Der Duh*. Comparison of Protective Effects between Cultured Cordyceps militaris and Natural Cordyceps sinensis against Oxidative Damage, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2006 54 (8), 3132-3138, DOI: 10.1021/jf053111w.
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