Cordyceps sinensis medicinal mushroom: the Source of Vitality
Chinese Caterpillar fungus: the natural mental and physical stamina booster
No caterpillars, no worries
Cordyceps capsules or powder does not contain any caterpillars. This medicinal mushroom supplement is suitable for vegans: no animals used for production, today it is grown in labs.
Research today is trying to find the hidden secrets in natural herbs, Cordyceps sinensis could be one of those natural secrets to longevity and vitality. DXN Cordyceps would be one amazing supplement that we should consume every day.
Cordyceps boosts the self-healing ability of the body
For me it is the source of life energy within us. This life energy is the most vital energy for the healing system. We have an automated system in our body that helps healing. The human body has the ability to heal itself.
Cordyceps in the Olympics: food supplement of champions
During the olympics of 1993-94 some Chinese athletes were doubted to have been taking some anabolic steroids, because they broke 5 world records in track- and field sports events. When they were tested, they were all found to be negative. On inquiry they shared the secret they had: they were taking a supplement called Cordyceps. This was the reason why their performance was enhanced.
The Himalayan Viagra
CNN news channel called Cordyceps the Himalayan Viagra, commonly known as the caterpillar fungus. It comes from the region of Tibet. In Tibet, up in the Himalayan range, where the temperature and the oxygen levels are low, this huge animal called the yak can be found. The stories tell that the people who domesticated the yak wanted to know the secret of its power. So when they noticed that this yak gained extra energy and more stamina when it grazed upon a particular mountain range. On checking they found that the secret was a small mushroom. When consumed, this mushroom gave the people extra energy and stamina. The news spread across and the demand for this mushroom started increasing. It was also healing people beside energizing the yaks.
Cordyceps, the parasite of caterpillars
Cordyceps is a parasitic mushroom. For its growth it chooses a host. The variety I am talking about is Cordyceps sinensis and it chooses the caterpillar as its host. Before the caterpillar turns into a butterfly or a mot, it could get infected with the spores of Cordyceps. When infected, the mycelium of the cordyceps takes over the body of the caterpillar. The mycelium, the root of the cordyceps takes over the body and grow within the body of the caterpillar. You will see that after some time the fruiting body of the cordyceps pops out from the caterpillar’s head. This is the life cycle of cordyceps in the wild. It must be picked up very carefully. If you look at this morphological structure, you will see that it has got the caterpillar body retained. The size of the medicinal mushroom is about the size of a match.
Illegal Cordyceps trading with Maffia involvement
The demand for cordyceps fungus started to increase because of its medicinal value. It was started to be traded in the market. The maffia is also said to have been involved in trading and a lot of illegal trading took place. Today, having wild Cordyceps is illegal, because it is considered to be an endangered species.
What made Cordyceps such an amazing mushroom?
On the cross index you see the mushrooms and their targeted therapeutic effect. You can see that Ganoderma lucidum and Cordyceps sinensis outnumbered all the other fungi in the following field of beneficial therapeutic effects:
Cordyceps is favoured by Chinese and Tibetan Medicine Practitioners
Chinese and Tibetan Medicine Practitioners used Cordyceps in almost all of the remedial combinations.
(Photo source: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Liao Yuqun)
Cordyceps improves lung functions
The primary action of Cordyceps is on the lungs. It improves lung functions. The lungs inspire and expire better from it. When you breathe well, you have improved oxygenation to all the cells in your body. With improved oxygenations, your metabolic processes are improved. The ADP starts getting converted to ATP with releasing more energy.
So the action of Cordyceps primary on the lungs is seen actually all over the body:
Cordyceps improves energy level, appetite, libido and sexual drive. It builds up stamina and endurance: the ability to manage stress. It helps to get biological cycles into place, like sleeping. According to Ayurveda, Cordyceps helps in the overall body tissue development.
According to Rasayana, the Art of Rejuvenation, benefits of Cordyceps are:
enhancing physical strength
strengthening the immune system
sharpening mental abilities, learning and memory
improves skin luster
strengthening senses and voice
Basically this medical fungus improves life energy. Once life energy is improved, healing in the body starts getting better.
Today with tissue culture techniques we are able to cultivate Cordyceps in the laboratory. This variety of the fungus is a vegan one. It is grown on rice-husk and is very safe to consume. The properties of laboratory-grown Cordyceps are similar to those that can be found in the wilderness.
Cancer treatment with Cordyceps sinensis
Cordyceps have been proven to help in cancer treatment, so people suffering from cancer can take it as an adjuvant therapy. Cancer cells can not thrive in oxygen-rich environment. Since cordyceps improves lung functions, oxygen intake and absorption, it can also help in treating and healing cancer. People who want to prevent cancer, especially those who have a family history of having cancer, can also take Cordyceps along with Ganoderma. Ganoderma is a detoxifier and a cleanser. Cordyceps helps improving oxygen supply of every cell. Hence if you have an oxygen-rich environment, cancer can not happen.
Cordyceps and the Golden Triangle: lungs, liver and kidneys
Cordyceps heals respiratory diseases
Cordyceps provenly improves lung functions and respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis, or any lung condition.
Cordyceps helps the liver to regenerate
The ability of Cordyceps to help cells revive helps in the liver’s conditions. Usually the liver gets damaged and can cause fibrosis and accumulation of fat. Liver is the only organ in the body with the ability to regenerate itself. People who supplement themselves with Cordyceps have seen amazing results. Diabetics, daily alcohol drinkers definitely need to take Cordyceps.
Cordyceps has good effect on adrenal glands and kidneys
The mushroom also stimulates the adrenal cortex or the adrenal glands. These glands secrete a hormone called cortisol. Cordyceps helps normalizing cortisol levels. Cortisol is commonly know as the stress-hormone. Both high and low levels of cortisol are unhealthy.
The symptoms of high cortisol levels are:
high blood pressure, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, reduced sex drive, weakened immune response, weight gain, hyperglycemia, insomnia, poor concentration and memory.
Low cortisol level presents the following problems:
sugar and salt craving, decreased sexual drive, anxiety, irritability, bone- and muscle loss, weight gain, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue.
Not only the adrenal gland but Cordyceps has a very good effect on the kidneys, too. So Cordyceps primary effects 3 organs: the lungs, the liver and the kidneys.
That is why taking DXN Cordyceps is the best way to combat stress.
How much Cordyceps is good to take?
3 grams per day (5-6 capsules) are good for wellness
6 grams per day (11-12 capsules) are a good dose for chronic diseases
9 grams per day (17-18 capsules) is a good dose for terminally ill patients
Even taking one capsule of Cordyceps a day will help. Studies have shown very good results for people (males) who consume 3 grams a day. We also have a pineapple enzyme drink called DXN Cordypine with Cordyceps extract and also DXN Cordyceps Coffee 3in1, so this wonderful medicinal mushroom can be shared with friends.
Frequently asked questions about DXN Cordyceps:
1. Is DXN Cordyceps an aphrodisiac?
It is not something like Viagra. It improves oxygen supplementation, blood flow, libido, and strength, and the outcome of that is a better and a good sexual experience
2. Is it safe to give DXN Cordyceps to children?
Yes, it is very safe to give 1-2 capsules to DXN Cordyceps to children.
3. Is DXN Cordyceps safe for people with high blood pressure?
Yes, because it is an adaptogen. It helps to bring blood pressure back to normal. This is done by combating the stress response by reducing the cortisol levels.
4. How good is taking DXN Cordyceps in combination with DXN Ganoderma and DXN Spirulina?
This blog is the improved version of the one from my previous website. The old entry was published in 2017-06-27 with the title: ”Cordyceps sinensis medicinal mushroom: the Source of Vitality”.