The subtle nuances and/or ‘feelings’ after taking Cordyceps Mushroom:
It has been called, “Rocket juice” uncapping that extra energy to go the extra mile. and yet many people find it supports them to sleep, It has an athletic vibe and because it was traditionally grown at high altitudes it supports oxygenation! Some people use it to prevent burn out and post party fatigue. Cordyceps may help you maintain stamina and endurance in times of stress, physical exertion and extra demand.
Cordyceps Mushroom Extract (Cordyceps Sinensis)
- Regarded as a PRECIOUS TONIC for over 1,000 years.
- Potent ADAPTOGEN – restore & maintain homeostasis.
- Improve BREATHING & OXYGEN utilisation.
- Enhance IMMUNE function.•Assist regulation of HEARTBEAT.
- Increase ENERGY, VITALITY and ENDURANCE.
- Considered a revered sexual tonic. Nourish Yin to improve rest,
- Boost Yang to increase energy.
- Nourish YIN to improve rest.
- Invigorate lung and kidney meridians.
- Increase Qi/Chi and Jing.
In 1993 at the Chinese national games, multiple track and field world records were broken. These feats were attributed in part to a secret elixir made from the Cordyceps mushroom.
There are fossils that indicate the species of Cordyceps has been present in nature for over 48 million years. In ancient China, Cordyceps was referred to as, “the animal that turned into a plant and back to animal again.” It wasn’t until a group of yak herders witnessed its effects on their herd that it was considered for human consumption. These herders saw that after their yaks had consumed the vegetation containing this fungus, not only were they stronger and more resistant to high altitudes, but also healthier, long lived, and with mating activity that had become more productive and frequent. After putting two and two together, one brave herdsman experimented for himself. Immediately he experienced the remarkable effects Cordyceps had on his stamina, immune functions, and sexual drive, and thus, it spread like wildfire, becoming the hottest herbal commodity in the country.
Lungs and Cordyceps Extract
Cordyceps extract nourishes the yin of the lungs and the yang of the kidney. It increases overall energy and respiratory function. The lung yin relates to the fluids of the lung keeping it supple and moist. In Chinese medicine the lungs govern the circulation of water and fluids throughout the body, it is a delicate organ most prone to damage due to its external relationship to other organs. Cordyceps protects the lungs and is known as one of the ONLY herbs which can rejuvenate lung tissue! Thus, it is sometimes referred to as the “smokers herb”. When the lungs are properly supported, fluids circulate appropriately preventing edema and fluid accumulation. Both of which are significant factors in disrupting the pathogenesis of disease.
ATP: (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate)
Recent research has confirmed that consuming Cordyceps can be seen to increase both cellular ATP and oxygen utilization. ATP is the molecule that releases energy into our cells. Though we get our energy from proteins and the different food sources we ingest, without ATP, the energy would be useless. With more cellular ATP and better oxygen utilization, you are provided with more fuel to burn and more oxygen to fuel it. These harmoniously combine to provide amazing results in physical performance. For athletes or anyone who is physically active, this provides an upgrade in your exercise. This alone will improve your day, providing more natural, usable energy, and making Cordyceps a leader in fighting fatigue.
Cordyceps restores Jing, the bodies deepest energy reserve. Jing is responsible for brain function, fertility/reproductive health, body strength, immune function, bone development, and overall energetic output. It is both pre-natal and post-natal and synonymous in Chinese medicine as, “pre-heaven” or “post-heaven”. This defines jing as a combination of our quality of genetics inherited from our parent’s lifestyles and genes, as well as our own nutrition and lifestyle. Thus, Jing has to do with who we are at our core. Cordyceps is The Jing tonic to take, as it strengthens the kidneys without being too heating or drying like most Jing tonics.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22796203 – Claims for lung tissue rejuvenation.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9764768- Claims on Cordyceps restoring sexual function and as an aphrodisiac.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11439844- ATP – Claims, fatigue and endurance.
Claims on Antioxidants-http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814608013046
Anti tumor – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15574120
Claims on improving exercise performance- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3110835/
Claims on immune system- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92758/
Claims on legitimacy of cultivation of Cordyceps- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17253264