Cordyceps Mushroom Extract Powder | Whole Fruiting Body | Cordyceps militaris

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Cordyceps Mushroom Extract
30g or 60g
60 Servings or 120 Servings
Minimum 25% Beta-Glucan Content
As a dietary supplement, take 500mg 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.
This product does not include a scoop. Transfer scoops are not an accurate form of measurement. A milligram scale is needed to accurately measure this product.

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Cordyceps Mushroom Extract Powder

Cordyceps mushroom extract powder comes from Cordyceps militaris, a species of fungus that thrives in mountain environments, particularly 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.” The fungus has been used traditionally for thousands of years.

Cordyceps fungus and similar 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 is able to grow on a substrate. Through science and modern research, the many ancient Tibetan uses of Cordyceps mushrooms are now being verified. Many other Cordyceps Mushroom Extract uses have since discovered through modern scientific research too.

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

Cordyceps militaris

Cordyceps Benefits and Uses

    • May help promote cellular function
    • May help support immune system activity
    • May help promote energy
    • May help support cognitive function
    • May help promote feelings of well being

Understanding Cordyceps Mushroom Extract Powder

Cordyceps militaris mushrooms are rich in phytonutrients, or plant chemicals, that 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 possible beneficial properties such as the ability to promote energy, support feelings of well being, and promote cellular function.

In addition to cordycepin, Cordyceps is also rich in polysaccharides, a type of carbohydrate made of a string of monosaccharides. Polysaccharides may play various roles in the human body, particularly regarding the digestive system and immune functions. Cordyceps militaris is also known to contain beta-glucan polysaccharides, which are known for promoting immune system function. Cordyceps fungus was also discovered 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 are numerous and diverse. Studies suggest that the high amount of polysaccharides creates many Cordyceps benefits and uses including the promotion of 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 contribute to several Cordyceps benefits.

Cordycepin Structure

What is Whole Fruiting Body?

Whole fruiting body or what we sometimes refer to as 1:1 extract, is actually more like a full-spectrum mushroom powder. Nootropics Depot whole fruiting body Cordyceps powder does not use an alcohol extraction method where only the ethanol soluble compounds are concentrated and the insoluble compounds are discarded.

Cordyceps mushroom is treated with hot water to break down the chitin in the cell walls of the mushroom. Chitin is a fibrous substance in the cell walls of mushrooms and keeps the beneficial compounds stuck within the cell.. Very few humans can metabolize chitin, so breaking it down makes the beneficial compounds inside the cell walls much more bioavailable.

After 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 better absorbed since the chitin is broken down. Nootropics Depot Cordyceps 1:1 whole fruiting body mushroom 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) minium content: 25%

Cordycepin content: .2% by HPLC

Cordyceps Dosage

As a dietary supplement, take 500mg of Cordyceps Mushroom 1-2 times daily.

Cordyceps Reviews

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

Where to Buy Cordyceps Mushroom Extract?

Nootropics Depot offers 30g or 60g jars of certified organic Cordyceps militaris Whole Fruiting Body Mushroom Extract. Nootropics Depot's Cordyceps mushroom extract powder has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.

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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.

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  • 5
    Muscle fatigue

    Overall, muscle lift improvement. More importantly, less muscle fatigue. I enjoy it combined with phenibut. It's a solid feeling.

  • 4
    kind of a booster

    I had read a study on this wonderful mushroom. It's a silent energy booster in so many ways and also good for the liver and kidneys. I can feel the subtle energy boosting qualities of this mushroom extract. The flavor is like a sweet earthy taste. I like it.

15 Reviews

  • 5
    Muscle fatigue

    Overall, muscle lift improvement. More importantly, less muscle fatigue. I enjoy it combined with phenibut. It's a solid feeling.

  • 4
    kind of a booster

    I had read a study on this wonderful mushroom. It's a silent energy booster in so many ways and also good for the liver and kidneys. I can feel the subtle energy boosting qualities of this mushroom extract. The flavor is like a sweet earthy taste. I like it.

  • 5
    my 2nd jar, I will keep ordering

    my 2nd jar, I will keep ordering

  • 5
    Works better than expected

    A great substance. After taking 500mg I notice, as others have shared, that breathing somehow feels if I can take a fuller and more productive breath. More than that however, my road biking times have dropped since taking this. Recently a loop consistently taking me 55-57 minutes was covered in 50 minutes and another loop I do which at best I would be able to finish in 43 minutes, I did in 40 minutes. This is a keeper for me!

  • 5
    Cordycepin may help joint pain and inflammation.

    There is a call for further study into corycepin as a novel relief for OA pain. The 10:1 version has double the cordycepin, but they were out of stock at the time of purchase, and it's more expensive anyway. Goes well with shilajit, milk thistle, Sierrasil, avocodo unsaponofiables, and Na-r-ala ( which is proven to make the unsaponofiables work better according to a study ) for OA pain.

  • 5
    Smooth Energy, Positive Mood Boost

    I judge based only on acute effects. In My Experience: Cordyceps gives a smooth boost in energy and motivation, making for positive productivity without the anxious edge that might show up with Polygala or Caffeine, for example. I initially used one dose of 500mg alongside a 100mg caffeine pill to test effects. I now use two doses of 250mg Cordyceps with 250mg Lion's Mane together with 100mg caffeine. I take this dose once in the morning and once in the afternoon, separated by about 4 hours. The effects of the Lion's Mane are very similar but less apparent in some ways; I feel the increase in motivation and focus is stronger with Lion's Mane, but the "activation energy" and mood boost are stronger with Cordyceps. Very similar experiences but with slightly different specs.

  • 3
    So far

    I haven't had any 'major' changes since starting the cordyceps. I am going to continue because I DO feel a little in more energy. I'll find out next week if it has affected my PSA levels.

  • 5
    Obvious difference!

    My previous supply (from a different vendor) was of a brown powder that smelled and tasted of chocolate. I used it for years in hopes of some beneficial effect. The Nootropic Depot extract powder made by Nammex is pale orange, smells a bit of fish. The science behind culturing fruiting bodies and subsequent extraction have me expecting better results.

  • 5
    Shortness of breath no longer an issue!

    There were times in my life where I would go through periods of feeling short of breath, and let me just say that I have never had this issue one time since taking cordyceps. I actually was turned on to cordyceps from an email advertising about them from you guys, I'm very glad I looked into them further. The health benefits are astounding. Ive been taking them every morning and sometimes in the afternoon every day for about 2 weeks so far since I ordered them. Cordyceps has a very natural energy boost for me unlike coffee that make you jittery. Its like the body has more energy from better oxygen utilization, although I'm sure there are other factors at work there. I'm no expert yet ;) In all I'm very happy I purchased cordyceps, its a GREAT addition to my supplement stack!

  • 5

    I notice the power of this from the first time I try it. Drink it with my coffee every morning. Can't wait to try the other version.

  • 5
    broad spectrum benefits

    i actually noticed an increase in the energy when taking this. its not stimulating or sedating its just energizing in a balancing way and without a crash. my breathing is much better when i take this and i think more clearly and words/thoughts/conversation flow more easily. it really feels like my blood is ciruclating better and my lungs are getting more air. i took this when i thought i was starting to get sick and the initial symptoms stopped developing and i never actually got sick.

  • 5
    Highly recommend

    This feels like a shot of testosterone with a gentle womanly touch. Powerful and excitatory, but smooth and graceful. I noticed a difference in my respiratory system the first day I tried it, and the effects have only increased with time. My breaths are deeper and my veins are fuller with bloody goodness flowing within me. I like the earthy taste too. Goes well in a cup of coffee. I have already told a couple of my friends that they need to add this to their stack. Nootropics Depot is probably the best source for the mushroom powders, since they use the fruiting bodies, unlike most of the cordyceps supplements on the market.

  • 5
    Very Stimulating

    I am very happy with this extract. It's much more effective than I thought it was going to be. I've been taking it before playing basketball with friends, and I have more energy and endurance than I normally would. The only thing I would change is to put it into pills or capsules. Scooping it is not a big deal, but I am lazy. But I am going to certainly keep using this.

  • 5
    Holy Crap!

    This blew me away for how effective it was at energizing me. It makes me awake, alert, and focused. I am also finding myself more attracted to women after taking it. I did not know mushrooms could be this strong. I am going to order some of the others now.

  • 5
    helps with exercise related fatigue

    took this before a 6 mile hike that I was grossly out of shape for. my muscles got a little gassed on the way down but I never got tired or fatigued and I had energy all day, I was able to keep pace and I was pretty worried I would slow my coworkers down.

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