Do you believe in miracles? We present you an amazing gift from nature – the fungus Cordyceps sinensis .
Due to its unusual appearance, its name comes from a word with the following meaning: cord – ribbon, ribbon; ceps – head and sinensis – Chinese. Cordyceps sinensis is also called “caterpillar fungus” due to its unusual origin – it grows as a parasite on caterpillars!
Cordyceps originates from the Himalayas, which is why it has adapted to high altitudes, harsh climate and changing temperatures, so it contains a number of defense substances that were created as an evolutionary response to adverse environmental conditions, and have a beneficial effect on the body. That is why it has been used in traditional medicine in China and Tibet for over 2000 thousand years.
There are a number of interesting stories related to the effectiveness of Cordyceps sinensis . In 1993, Chinese athletes won as many as 5 world records in the Beijing National Games, thanks to supplementation with this natural substance.
The exact composition of this fungus has not yet been fully investigated, but there are reliable studies on the effectiveness of its active substances. The main active substance in Cordyceps sinesis is called cordycepin , and in addition, this fungus is rich in polysaccharides, mannitol, glucosamine and sodium – compounds that show beneficial effects on the body.
Cordyceps sinensis shows exceptional antitumor and immunomodulatory potential – this means that it stimulates the release of interleukin signaling molecules and activates the immune response cells, which is why it is used during infections and weakening of the organism.
Cordyceps is also known as an adaptogen – a compound that helps the body cope with physical stress. In fact, cordyceps helps in the synthesis of ATP and increases the utilization of oxygen, thus improving the endurance of the organism.
There are a number of proven benefits provided by this mushroom. Cordyceps sinensis is used:
- in chronic fatigue, exhaustion, loss of concentration
- in sexual dysfunction, but also in decreased libido in men and women
- athletes to improve endurance and achieve better athletic performance
- seniors for longevity and healthy living
- during and after chemotherapy and radiation therapy
- with elevated blood cholesterol levels
- with elevated blood sugar levels
- in chronic kidney and liver disease
- with cough and shortness of breath
- for faster recovery after illness
Also, clinical studies have shown that daily intake of Cordyceps sinensis can reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol by 21%, and increase “good” HDL cholesterol by as much as 30.8%.
It may seem amazing, but this mushroom is really a great natural treasure.
Essence has developed products that contain the finest extract of Cordyceps sinensis , which is standardized to 30% polysaccharides , which means that it is highly effective. We have Cordyceps sinensis elixir and capsules , so you can choose the form that is more comfortable for you to apply.