Worldwide studies have shown that this unassuming fungus might deliver even more potentially life-enhancing benefits than previously claimed. This is considered a superfood which is just beginning to make itself known in the western medical literature. It is another valued Chinese medicinal herb.
It is found naturally in the highlands of China, Tibet and Nepal. Cordyceps sinensis contains various nutrients and active ingredients, which include cordycepic acid, cordycepin, amino acids, glutamic acid, polysaccharides, vitamin B12 among others.
It has been long-treasured as an essential tonic that may enhance blood circulation, and maintain a healthy kidney function and respiratory system. Normally used by sports people for extra stamina, aerobic enhancement, to overcome fatigue, create alertness and to increase energy levels. Particularly good for high altitude sports.
The best-known medicinal action of Cordyceps sinensis is the possible increase of physical stamina. Cordycepin might very effective against all sorts of bacteria that have developed resistance to other antibiotics. Cordyceps has been shown to improve the internal balance mechanism, thus making the utilisation of oxygen more efficient.Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of Cordyceps sinensis on heart rhythm disturbances such as cardiac arrhythmias and chronic heart failure. Excellent studies have demonstrated the possible benefits of Cordyceps sinensis in helping to lower total cholesterol and triglycerides and to increase
HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Clinical studies involving male and female patients with decreased libido have shown significant improvements in symptoms. The most dramatic physical proof has come from a male fertility study that showed that a Cordyceps supplement greatly increased sperm count, decreased sperm malformations and improved sperm survival rate after eight weeks of use. These properties and others may account for the overall physical enhancement, the added endurance, the libido-enhancing attributes and the anti-fatigue eff ects seen in humans using Cordyceps sinensis.
Technological advances by DXN Research and Development team has successfully led to the growth and production of DXN’s Cordyceps sinensis. It is grown from pure and carefully selected species, which is organically cultivated under stringent quality control and testing – from cultivation to finished goods (there are many cheap Cordyceps on the market but only the Cordyceps sinensis has therapeutic benefits).
Enhancing and strengthening of the immune system:
Cordyceps is supposed to increase the number of the Natural Killer Cells, which are responsible for the body defense against viruses and bacteria. Some trials show that the fungus works effectively in the leukemia stricken individuals.
Improving sexual function:
in men and increasing libido by stimulating the production of sex hormones. Cordyceps may also be a means for fighting female infertility.
Building muscles and improving physical performance:
Those Chinese athletes, who use Cordyceps, tend to show better results than the other sportsmen.
Providing anti-aging and fatigue reducing effects:
The fungus works as an antioxidant and increases cellular formation, especially in the elderly patients. It also promotes more restful sleep, soothes the nervous system, and reduces anxiety, thus working as a sedative.
Improving the respiratory function:
Cordyceps shows good results in fighting against cough, chronic bronchitis and asthma, since it relaxes bronchial walls and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Enhancing cellular oxygen uptake:
This benefits all the body systems, giving them more energy and vitality.
Benefiting vascular system by improving circulation, regulating blood pressure, and strengthening the heart muscle.
Protecting liver and kidneys:
Cordyceps improves blood flow to these organs (as well as to the others), which results in their better activity and ability to fight the diseases, including Hepatitis and chronic kidney disease.
DISCLAIMER: Cordyceps is said to be safe and has no side effects. However, pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as children are not recommended to use it, since no studies have been conducted in such persons.