Cordyceps Mushroom Extract Capsules | 500mg | Whole Fruiting Body | Cordyceps militaris

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Cordyceps Mushroom Extract (Cordyceps militaris)
60ct. or 180ct.
60 Servings or 180 Servings
Beta-Glucan (β-Glucan) minimum content: 25%
As a dietary supplement, take one 500mg capsule of Cordyceps mushroom 1-2 times daily.
Store in a cool and dry place. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.
In an effort to use more appropriate materials for certain products, we will be phasing in different bottles that contain HDPE vs PET. As we make this transition you may receive a bottle that is different in color and material than that pictured.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions, and/or taking prescription drugs or over the counter medications.
Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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What Are Cordyceps Militaris Mushroom Capsules?

Cordyceps mushroom extract comes from Cordyceps fungus, specifically the Cordyceps militaris species. Cordyceps militaris thrives in mountainous regions and typically grows in China, Tibet, and other East Asian countries. Cordyceps is derived from the Greek word kordyle, which means “club,” and the Latin suffix –ceps, meaning “head.” Cordyceps fungus has been used traditionally for thousands of years.

Cordyceps militaris and other related species are considered endoparasitoid fungi, meaning they are basically parasites. However, Cordyceps militaris, the species used for our Cordyceps mushroom extracts, does not need a host to grow and can be grown on a substrate. Over the years through science and modern research, the many Cordyceps mushroom uses from ancient Tibetan practices are now being verified. Several other Cordyceps Mushroom Extract uses have since been discovered through modern scientific research too.

Evidence shows that Cordyceps mushroom benefits extend to many areas of health. These areas of health include cardiovascular health, cellular health, immune health, and cognitive health. These Cordyceps benefits can be traced to cordycepin, one of the main bioactive compounds in Cordyceps militaris. Cordyceps militaris in particular, carries higher levels of Cordycepin compared to other species of Cordyceps. So what Cordyceps health benefits come from cordycepin?

Cordyceps militaris

Cordyceps Benefits and Uses

    • May help support positive emotional outlook
    • May help promote cognitive function
    • May help support energy
    • May help promote immune system health
    • May help support cellular function

Understanding Cordyceps militaris Capsules

Cordyceps militaris mushrooms are rich in plant chemicals known as phytochemicals. The phytochemicals in Cordyceps may have various effects on human health. Cordycepin is the main chemical component found in Cordyceps militaris and is a powerful compound with a wide range of potential beneficial properties like the ability to support a healthy emotional outlook, promote cellular function and support energy.

In addition to cordycepin, Cordyceps is also rich in polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are a type of carbohydrate made of a string of monosaccharides. Polysaccharides may have various roles in the human body, particularly with the digestive system and immune functions. Cordyceps militaris is also known to carry beta-glucan polysaccharides, which are known for their immune system promoting benefits. Cordyceps fungus was also found to contain adenosine, which combines with phosphates in your system to create adenosine monophosphate, adenosine triphosphate, and other similar compounds used in energy production.

Cordyceps mushroom benefits from Cordyceps militaris are numerous and diverse. Studies suggest that the high amount of polysaccharides creates many Cordyceps benefits and uses which includes promoting healthy oxidation levels. In other animal studies, Cordyceps supplements were shown to increase cytokine synthesis. Cytokines are proteins that have been found to play an important role in cell signaling and the immune system and also contribute to several Cordyceps benefits.

Cordycepin Structure

What is Whole Fruiting Body?

Whole fruiting body, also known as a 1:1 extract, is actually more like a full-spectrum mushroom extract. Nootropics Depot whole fruiting body Cordyceps capsules do not use an alcohol extraction method where only the ethanol soluble compounds are concentrated and the insoluble compounds are discarded. Instead, Cordyceps mushroom is treated with hot water to break down the chitin in the cell walls of the mushroom. Chitin is a fibrous substance that makes up the cell walls of mushrooms and keeps the beneficial compounds trapped within the cell. Very few humans can metabolize chitin, so breaking down the chitin makes the beneficial compounds inside the cell walls much more bioavailable.

Once the chitin is broken down with hot water, the entire mushroom material is kept, dehydrated, then turned into Cordyceps powder. So none of the insoluble compounds in our 1:1 "extract" are lost or otherwise discarded. Ultimately, one unit of Cordyceps mushroom makes one unit of a finished extract, making Nootropics Depot’s Cordyceps mushroom whole fruiting body extract a true 1:1 extract. This also allows the effect profile to be close to that of wild mushrooms, but with much better absorption since the chitin is broken down. Nootropics Depot Cordyceps 1:1 whole fruiting body mushroom Cordyceps supplement extract is most like the mushrooms used in human clinical research.

Would you like to know more about the differences between our 1:1 and 10:1 Cordyceps mushrooms? Click here to read our Cordyceps blog post.

Beta-Glucan (β-Glucan) minimum content: 25%

Cordycepin content: .2% by HPLC

Cordyceps Dosage

As a dietary supplement, take one 500mg Cordyceps capsule 1-2 times daily.

Cordyceps Reviews

Get insight about other customers’ experiences by reading our Cordyceps militaris capsule reviews below.

Where to Buy Cordyceps Mushroom Capsules

Nootropics Depot offers 60ct. or 180ct. jars of certified organic Whole Fruiting Body Cordyceps militaris capsules. Nootropics Depot's Cordyceps militaris capsules have been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.

You may also be interested in Cordyceps whole fruiting body mushroom extract powder.

Attention: *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.

14 Reviews

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  • 5
    Pretty sure it's helping

    I'm always in good condition, but I do feel a little bit of a difference now. I do not think it is a placebo.

  • 5
    They work!

    Buying again!

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  • 5
    Pretty sure it's helping

    I'm always in good condition, but I do feel a little bit of a difference now. I do not think it is a placebo.

  • 5
    They work!

    Buying again!

  • 5

    This is the ultimate energy boosting + focus + mood uplifter! I pair this with the rhodiola rosea. 500 mg is too high of a dose for me so I split it in half @ 250 mg. Next time will purchase the 250 mg capsules. Great overall product and quality!!

  • 5

    Hands down the best cordyceps product I have tried.

  • 5
    Feelings of bliss

    I find this great for stress and energy, though I wouldn’t take it daily. It negatively affects word recall, but it improves focus, energy for exercise, and gives a warm feeling of bliss. It also helps me relax during social interaction but the word recall thing somewhat counteracts that. Given all that I find it best to take for hikes, trips, traveling, even learning, less so for writing an essay or discussion

  • 4
    Really good

    I like these capsules a lot. I get energy and endurance from them. But I do prefer the 10:1 more. These can make me kind of edgy, whereas the 10:1 is smoother. Both are great, but I prefer the 10:1 for my daily regimen.

  • 5
    Great Product

    I use Lions Mane, Red Reishi and Cordyceps together for overall health and immune support. I also give this to my spouse who had chronic sinus infections and would miss a significant amount of time away from work due to illness. Since taking this combo, she hasn't had a sick day in 3 years... Super happy with these products

  • 5
    Works as expected

    I've been taking Cordyceps for several years with excellent results. I'm always surprised to read a review that states they didn't notice any effects at all. Cordyceps provides stamina without side affects and has been of great benefit when combined with Red Reishi for my asthma. Working out and recovery is definitely enhanced with this product. For those not experiencing any results, I would suggest putting yourself under some kind of physical stress (working out, etc.,) for a week with and a week without. If you still don't notice anything, try Ashwaganda which also works well when combined with Cordyceps. Beyond that, try checking your pulse.

  • 4
    While these mushrooms are known to be beneficial...

    I felt no noticeable effects.

  • 5
    Great Quality, Unmistakable Results

    The cordyceps supplement sold here works. Do your research and read about some of the benefits of cordyceps – this product offers those benefits.

  • 4
    Gives energy and makes me feel more healthy and comfortable

    Cordyceps doesn't have much of a psychoactive effect for me, but I feel relaxed and pleased when I take it on most days, but over time, it is a feeling that you will likely eventually ignore and forget about as you get used to it as it is subtle. It helps significantly with confidence even after taking it for weeks, but it is a somewhat subtle effect (i.e. you're not going to go around feeling like "the man", doing whatever you want, but you may feel more comfortable/confident overall as I do). Cordyceps also seems to give me just enough energy to wake me up in the mornings, like caffeine, that can cause jitters (not that I would recommend Cordyceps for focus as you might recommend caffeine for). I don't notice a huge difference in athletic performance or endurance at the dosage recommended on the bottle (2 capsules taken at the same time in the morning), but there is some sort of effect going on. I also don't notice a difference in libido anymore. I did notice a difference in libido from the first bottle of Cordyceps I ordered, then I stopped taking it for a little while (i.e. weeks) after I finished the bottle, and then ordered another bottle, and now I don't get any libido improvements, but I don't really need them. I suspect that my original libido improvement was a placebo effect. In sum, it's wakes me up in the morning and concurrently makes me a bit calmer and more sociable. It doesn't seem to have significant effects on athletic performance or endurance, cognitive performance, focus, libido.

  • 5
    I notice it helping me in the gym.

    I'm convinced that it helps when I'm doing exercise. I have also noticed an increase in confidence and sociability. In my experience, it is similar to Ashwagandha, but without the excessive calm and indifference I sometimes experience with the latter. Very recommended indeed. Specially if you are dealing with physical fatigue.

  • 5
    Great for energy, mood, and motivation

    This is probably the most effective thing I've tried so far in my nootropics research. I didn't expect these non-lab created natural substances to be so effective, but they are. I hate inconvenience/I'm lazy so these capsules are the best choice for me. I get great energy and motivation when I take these. It combines very well with the GS-15-4 ginseng extract to really get productive. My usual problem is getting focused and motivated to start working on things--these really help with it. Seems to give a slight uplift to mood as well. I usually run in the morning and taking the Cordyceps/Ginseng combo amps my energy level up during exercise. Some other things I've tried with Cordyceps: Teacrine - A bit too intensely stimulating with a full dose of Cordyceps, half dose is fine Phenylpiracetam - Stimulating

  • 5
    Just WOW

    I was blown away a how effective these capsules were. I take one when I wake up, and I am stimulated, focused, and in a good mood all day. I never knew mushrooms could be so effective. This is going to be a staple for me for a long time. If you are curious, try this! You will not be disappointed.