Cordyceps sinensis is a highly valued medicinal mushroom in both Classical Chinese Medicine and modern clinical practice. In China it is called "winter worm, summer grass", and the "caterpillar mushroom". Cordyceps is found in the highlands of China, Tibet, and Nepal, above 10,000 feet.
Cordyceps attracted the attention of the general public and the health profession in 1993 when a group of Chinese runners broke nine world records in the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Germany. Afterwards the coach attributed those results to the athletes regular use of a cordyceps based tonic. Because Cordyseps helps increase stamina, energy levels, and endurance, it has become one of the top selling sports supplements amongst the worlds' elite competitive athletes.
Clinically, Cordyceps is used to support immune health.
The wild fruiting form of Cordyceps used in Traditional Chinese Medicine is extremely rare in the wild and because of this it is very expensive. Chinese scientists spent many years looking for a vegetative form of Cordyceps that would produce the same active compounds as the fruit body; the result of that research is the Cordyceps strain Cs-4.
All of the published clinical research has been conducted with hot water extracts of the mycelium of the Cs-4 strain of Cordyceps, the same strain MushroomScience uses to produce their high potency extract.
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Science isn't just in our name - it's in our products. All Mushroom Science products adhere to exacting quality standards proven to provide immune health benefits observed in clinical studies. You can trust that we take your health seriously.
If you ask us to prove why our mushroom products are the best, we'll start with three reasons:
1. Hot Water extracted. Hot water extracts contain 50-80 times more beta glucan than mycelium grown on rice or liquid alcohol extracts.
2. Research validated. We list guaranteed levels of research validated active compounds on every label.
3. Cordyceps Cs-4. The extracts of the Cordyceps Cs-4 mycelium are the only form of Cordyceps ever used or studied in the published research and are guaranteed to contain all the active compounds Cordyceps is famous for.