Cordyceps Sinensis Mushroom Powder (Fermented) (8 oz)
Cordyceps sinensis can only grow high up in the Himalayan mountains, at altitudes over 3,800 meters above sea level. The fungus itself is a parasite, only growing on the larvae of a rare and specific caterpillar itself only found at these heights, and deep underground. As the fungus grows, it consumes around 90% of its larval host. The larva becomes more or less mummified by the fungus and the result is an odd looking, orangey brown, finger-shaped ‘mushroom’.
Much of its medicinal ability lies in its cordycepic acid, amino acids, vitamins and minerals including the B vitamins, vitamins E and K and potassium, calcium, zinc, and magnesium.
Cordycepic acid is a known anti-inflammatory agent and is used in TCM to help support inflammatory lung conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.* Cordyceps sinensis is a powerful antioxidant too, having a boosting effect on the production of important cells of the immune system, called natural killer cells. This means it may help support a healthy immune system and promising research is underway to see its potential effect on cancer cells.*
Our Cordyceps mushroom powder is refined to a 50:1 ratio and standardized to 8% cordycepic acid
Our fermented Cordyceps Extract Powder is also non-GMO and gluten-free.