Cordyceps sinensis grows only in highlands at an altitude of about 3800 meters above sea level, in the cold grassy meadows of the Himalayas.
It is one of the most famous mushrooms in the scientific world for its healing properties. Cordyceps sinensis is a mushroom with strong rejuvenating and regenerating power, it acts on all organs, but mainly on the kidneys, heart and brain. Also it is an excellent sexual tonic. It is considered an adaptogen, capable of increasing available energy and strength, and reducing fatigue.
The main ingredients it contains are:
- Cordycepine, a purine nucleoside with antibiotic activity and antineoplastic properties, which can help inhibit neoplastic cells in general and leukemia in particular.
- Ergosterol and ergosterol palmitate, are precursors of vitamin D2
- Cordycepic acid, which can facilitate the entry of bioactive chemicals into the brain.
- Vitamins B1, B2, B12, E, K,
- Amino acids
- Fatty acids
Over the years its use has been proposed against very different problems, from respiratory disorders such as cough and chronic bronchitis to those affecting the kidneys or liver, the need to urinate at night, male sexual dysfunctions,anemia, irregular heartbeat, high cholesterol, dizziness, weakness, tinnitus, unwanted weight loss, opium addiction. It is also taken to strengthen the immune system, improve athletic performance, fight aging, promote longevity and improve liver function in the case of hepatitis B.
It increases the levels of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in the body by about 28%. ATP is the body’s main energy source and is necessary for all enzymatic processes. It is therefore also very useful for sportsmen as it increases physical endurance and aerobic performance times. In the elderly it improves the quality of sleep, energy, mood, breathing and even mental polish. There has also been evidence that Cordyceps improves male and female sexual function as it increases libido by regulating hormone levels. It is also an excellent support in the reduction or elimination of any antidepressants, which lead to an absence of libido, which is compromised precisely due to a strong stress on the nervous system.
Frequent disorders and use of Cordyceps:
- Increased longevity
- Increased energy
- Diseases of the liver
- Kidney disease
- Coronary heart disease
- Erectile dysfunction
- Aphrodisiac for women
- Cough and cold
- Enlarged prostate
- Chronic pain
- Sciatica and back pain