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Cordyceps is one of the most important tonifiers of Chinese herbalism. Planetary Formulas Full Spectrum Cordyceps 450 provides the same dosage of cordyceps (standardized to 0.1% adenosine) used in clinical studies. This is combined with cordyceps mycelia, grown on organic brown rice from spores originally gathered in the Himalayas. This combination insures a full spectrum of important cordyceps constituents.
Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis) is one of the most valued tonics of ancient Chinese herbalism. According to traditional Chinese texts, cordyceps was used for the purpose of "strengthening the energy of life," and in particular to "build the gate of vitality." Today it is widely gaining recognition as a premier tonifier of world-class athletes. Cordyceps recently received wide attention when Chinese runners, after taking this traditional ingredient, broke the 1,500 and 10,000-meter longdistance world records, both within a short period of time.
Principally found in the high altitudes of Western China, these original Planetary products, Full Spectrum Cordyceps 450 and Cordyceps Power CS-4, utilize specially prepared cordyceps mycelia.
Full Spectrum Cordyceps 450 provides the same amount of cordyceps CS-4 extract (standardized to 0.1% adenosine) used in pharmacological studies. This is combined with cordyceps mycelia, grown on organic brown rice from spores originally gathered in the Himalayas. This combination insures a full spectrum of important cordyceps constituents.
Cordyceps Power CS-4 utilizes the same CS-4 cordyceps, and is further combined with other renowned tonifiers of Chinese herbalism, including astragalus root, adenophora root, eucommia bark, Siberian ginseng root, atractylodes root, and ginger root.
Like other Planetary Formulas products, Full Spectrum Cordyceps 450 and Cordyceps Power CS-4 unite time-tested herbal traditions with modern science. Each is exclusively developed or selected by licensed acupuncturist and clinical herbalist Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D. A clinician with more than 30 years of clinical experience, Tierra is an internationally recognized authority on herbs and best-selling author of herbal books, including the Way of Herbs and Planetary Herbology.
With Full Spectrum Cordyceps 450 and Cordyceps Power CS-4 tablets, Planetary Formulas further extends its line of botanical products to bring you modern herbal wisdom with ease of use.
Building and maintaining your high-performance goals by supplementing your diet with Full Spectrum Cordyceps 450 or Cordyceps Power CS-4 may help keep your winning standards high no matter what performance challenges you face.
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