Caterpillar Mushroom - Cordyceps Sinensis

Cordyceps Sinensis

Ophiocordyceps sinensis

Caterpillar fungus, yartsa gunbu (Tibetan), dong chong xia cao (Chinese)

Active Ingredients: cordycepin (3′deoxyadenosine), adenosine, ergosterol, mannitol, lysine, glutamic acid, proline and threonine

Taste: Cordyceps sinensis has a savory umami-quality and a deep earthy-nutty flavor. It is suitable for prepared meals, soups and broths as a quality functional ingredient.

Top Benefits Include:

  1. Aids the immune system function
  2. Increased energy
  3. Increased stamina & endurance

What the Active Ingredients Do: The ingredients in Cordyceps Sinensis are linked to an increase in the body’s production of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is essential for delivering energy to the muscles. This may improve the way the body uses oxygen, especially during exercise

Key Applications: Cordyceps is a very popular addition to performance and energy ingredient mixes included in supplements, functional foods and beverages. 

  1. Dietary supplements for performance and immunity
  2. Addition to tea and coffee as a functional enhancement and an afternoon picker upper
  3. Addition to ready to eat and grab-n-go foods (soups, shakes and prepared meals) as a functional ingredient and enhancing taste due to its earthy umami flavor

History: Cordyceps sinensis mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in Chinese and Tibetan medicine. They increase oxygenation to sustain energy and support recovery. International interest in the benefits of Cordyceps increased in 1993 when several Chinese runners smashed various world records and attributed their success to eating Cordyceps mushrooms.

Traditional uses and medicinal potential of Cordyceps sinensis of Sikkim

Jan-Mar 2011

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

A rare Tibetan worm may hold key to long-acting COVID vaccines

August 27, 2021

https://www.monash.edu/discovery-institute/news-and-events

Mushroom-derived chemotherapy shows promise

Oct 19, 2021

medicalnewstoday.com

Cordyceps: Learn the Health Benefits of This Traditional Chinese Adaptogen

Nov 27, 2019

eatthis.com

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