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 Benefits and Uses
- May help promote healthy 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.
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
As a dietary supplement, take 1000mg of Cordyceps Mushroom once daily.
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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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