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Cordyceps sinensis, of the ergot family, is a precious traditional dried Chinese medicinal fungus that grows on insects, especially silkworms. It is rare, but herbalists in China have known about it for thousands of years. It was highly recommended by ancient medical practitioners as the most effective cure for all illness. Owing to the herb's high efficacy and potency in curing various diseases, it is well known as an important nourishing tonic. However, as the sourcing and gathering of the herb is difficult (it grows on the bodies of certain moth larvae in the mountainous regions of China and Tibet), its supply often falls short of demand.
History & Traditional Uses: For centuries Cordyceps was only available to Chinese royalty. It grows only under very specific and hard-to-duplicate conditions. This powerful fungal herb exists in only one place in the world, on the Qinghai, the Tibetan Plateau, and is a member of a family of fungi that represents just 2% of that available. The temperature is low year round, and the high altitude limits the oxygen available. These harsh conditions, which make life difficult even for most fungi, are perfect for growing Cordyceps. The great Ming Dynasty herbologist, Li Shih-Chen, praised Cordyceps as equivalent to ginseng, "invigorating all the body's vital energy systems."
The fungus caused a stir in 1993, when a Chinese women's team broke nine world records in the Chinese National Games. They were accused of using steroids, but passed all drug tests and pointed instead to a box of Chinese herbs containing Cordyceps. Considered safe and gentle, Cordyceps is sold as a supertonic for physical stamina, mental energy and sexual power. Chinese buy it in the whole dry form, and simmer it in duck and chicken soup. It regulates and ensures the normal functioning of the body, strengthens the immune system and promotes overall vitality and longevity.
Healing Potential: Studies indicate that Cordyceps provides tremendous health benefits: It is very effective in tonifying arrhythmia with an efficacy up to 94%. When the product was applied to 200 different ailments, no toxic side effect was detected. It is also effective in lowering the lipoproteinemia level, and in preventing arteriosclerosis, coronary heart disease as well as certain other diseases related to blood vessels of the brain.
Cordyceps can be used in the treatment of chronic nephropathy, chronic nephritis. Moreover, it has a diuretic effect and is good for the prevention of nephralgia. It helps strengthen the immune system of tumor patients who have received radiotherapy, chemotherapy or operation. It is remarkable for increasing the blood cells and protein for producing blood plasma, and for eliminating the ill effects after various therapies. Furthermore, the product is a synergist for reinforcing the efficacy of radiotherapy. Studies show that Cordyceps extracts can help prolong the life of cancer patients and reduce the effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy when taken regularly for years. Patients taking Cordyceps in conjunction with radiation or chemotherapy showed a higher percentage (85%) of normal blood counts than those who did not take it (59%).
It provides remarkable benefits for various illnesses, impotence, emission, neurasthenia, rheumatoid arthritis, cirrhosis, flabby waist and knees. It helps stimulate the immune system of the elderly and strengthen their resistance to illness. Frequent dosage can prevent senile disorders. One reason for aging is insufficient secretion of sexual hormones, and Cordyceps is, in this regard, a hormone stimulator. Moreover, the aging effect is to a large extent attributed to the rise of active monoamine oxidize enzyme and Cordyceps can effectively inhibit it increase. Thus, it is an anti-aging medicine which helps regenerate organic functioning.
Cordyceps is a unique dietary supplement purported to have more pronounced benefits than ginseng in energizing the body's systems. It helps support the body when fatigued, promoting stamina and healthy lung function. Long-term administration of Cordyceps can reinforce the body against foreign attacks, improve the organic functioning, strengthen the immune system and in turn help bring longevity.
Nature's Sunshine uses a proprietary process in cultivating Cordyceps sinensis, providing a premium quality and standard of this rare, wild-crafted botanical harvested from the high plateau of Tibet. Since Nature's Sunshine uses natural source materials in its products, they are subject to color variation.
Caution: Cordyceps is safe for adults, but people using immune-suppressing drugs, anticoagulant drugs or bronchodilators should consult their heal care practitioners before using this product. Pregnant or lactating women should avoid using this product.
Cordyceps (90 capsules)