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Cordyceps mushroom extract promotes athletic performance and overall heart health. The Cordyceps fungi has remarkable anti-aging and anti-tumor properties.
It is lab tested to ensure it contains active compounds:
Serving Size: 1/2 teaspoon or 1 gram Amount Per Serving
|Cordyceps Mushroom Extract*± (Cordyceps militaris): 1000mg|
|* = certified organic|
|± = hot water extract|
|Percent of daily value not established|
Cordyceps Mushroom History
Wild Ophiocordyceps sinensis is a rare and expensive Chinese herb. It consists of a caterpillar and a blade-like mushroom body growing from one end. Its common Chinese name is “Winter worm, summer grass”. Due to the high cost of this herb, the Chinese produce the mycelium of this mushroom in liquid fermentation tanks. This pure mycelium product is primarily known as Cs-4. The authenticity of Cordyceps mycelium cultured from wild Cordyceps is not certain. Multiple cultures have been isolated from the wild Cordyceps, but none have actually produced the mushroom, a normal pre-requisite for determination of identity.
Proudly Made in China
In 1996, CEO and Founder of Nammex, Jeff Chilton organized organic mushroom production in China. That initiative paid off and today all our mushroom extracts are grown or wildcrafted deep in the mountains of China by Certified Organic production partners. Learn more about our growers in China.
Not All Medicinal Mushrooms Products are Created Equal
US lab-grown Cordyceps is mycelium grown on grain. Analysis has shown that US Cordyceps mycelium on grain has low levels of beta-glucan and very high levels of starch. We use only 100% organic fruiting bodies which are rigorously tested and guaranteed for active compounds. Learn more about the mycelia myth and the 10 Questions to Ask about Your Mushroom Supplement.
An important note is that any products made in the USA are typically not made from mushrooms but mycelium, the mushrooms root system, grown on grains.
The grain cannot be separated from the mycelium so it ends up being a significant portion of these types of products. Independent analysis has shown that due to this high amount of grain, they contain very little of the active compounds found in the research. Read your supplements panel very closely and look for the words “mycelium”, “myceliated brown rice”, “mycelial biomass”, “full spectrum”, “whole life cycle” or other derivatives of mycelium. It is not mushroom, so see “What is mycelium on grain” for more details.
This is why we specifically test for beta-glucans and starch, to show the potency of our products and to show that we have no added fillers like grain. Just 100% mushrooms.