The Surprising Benefits of the Cordyceps Sinensis Mushroom

For generations, the Cordyceps sinensis mushroom has been used by traditional healers in China and Tibet to heal a variety of ailments and to promote overall health. However, it’s only recently that this exotic fungus has been put up to scientific scrutiny. The results are quite surprising. Here are some of the benefits you will get by taking the Cordyceps sinensis mushroom:

Increased Endurance

Are you an athlete looking to boost your performance on the field? Or maybe you’re just a regular Joe who goes running every now and then? Either way, you may perform better if you take Cordyceps sinensis as it has been shown to increase endurance and fight fatigue.*

One study showed that the CS-4 strain of Cordyceps sinensis significantly increases endurance and reduces fatigue. This study tested endurance by timing swimming duration. After 3 weeks of oral administration of cordyceps, the group taking the highest dose was shown to have 73% more endurance than the control.

Anti-Cancer/Anti-Tumor Properties

Throughout the world, cancer is the second highest cause of death from any disease. In fact, in the United States, one out of two men will have cancer at some point in their life and one out of three women will as well. It’s a scary thing to think about! However, we do have some ways to decrease the odds and the Cordyceps sinensis mushroom is one of those ways. Cordyceps sinensis has been shown to have a direct cytotoxic effect (meaning a cell-killing effect) on various types of tumor cells, including melanoma, prostate, breast, and colorectal cells.*

Increased Libido/Sexual Health

The Cordyceps sinensis mushroom is also effective in enhancing the sexual health in both men and women as it has been shown to enhance libido and decrease instances of erectile dysfunction in men. A Chinese study on mice also concluded that the mushroom is effective in increasing testosterone in males.

Enhanced Immune System

Although the cold and flu season is often a difficult one for most people, it doesn’t have to be anymore! Studies have shown that Cordyceps sinensis helps to enhance the immune system in a variety of ways. One of those ways is by maintaining proper health of the gut. Our intestines naturally have a whole host of bacteria with some being beneficial, and others not so much. Ingestion of Cordyceps sinensis is a great way to reduce harmful bacteria in the gut (like Salmonella and E. Coli) and raise levels of helpful bacteria (Lactobacillus). This effect increases the immune system and helps prevent and fight off illness and infections.


Although this mushroom is quite unknown to much of the world, its health benefits are becoming hard to ignore. The aforementioned health benefits are really just the tip of the iceberg as science is continuing to discover more and more benefits from this exotic fungus.

For best results, it is recommended to take a daily supplement that contains 400-500mg of Cordyceps sinensis per pill.


by Griffin Williams - Nature Restore Health & Wellness Contributor


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.