What is Cordyceps Sinensis?

Cordyceps Sinensis has long been recognized as a superior mushroom that promotes vitality and endurance.  In the New Compilation of Materia Medica and the modern Chinese Pharmacopoeia, Cordyceps Sinensis is well known for having the efficacy of nourishing kidneys, lungs, protecting internal organs, and much more. 

Cordyceps Sinensis is an insect parasitizing fungus of the ascomycetes family.  The fungus lives in the larvae of one particular species of moth, the Hepialus armoricanus.  The mycelium invades the caterpillar and eventually replaces the host tissue in winter, and a fungal fruit body grows out of the top of the caterpillar in the summer.  Hence, its Chinese name “Dong Chong Xia Cao” (冬虫夏草) – “winter worm, summer grass”.

Wild Cordyceps Sinensis requires a special growing environment, yielding a low growth rate and a high variation in quality, due to the lack of quality control.  To satisfy the ever-growing demand for high quality cordyceps, researchers have carefully selected and cultivated the strain, Cordyceps sinensis (Cs-4) mycelium, through an unique fermentation process. The end result is a potent Cs-4 extract with the nutritional value comparable to that of wild cordyceps. In addition, Cs-4 has been recorded in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia as a raw material used in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Cordycep Process

 

What is Reishi?

Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) – is regarded as a mythical plant effective in treating a wide range of ailments.  Throughout history, Reishi had been reserved only for Chinese and Japanese emperors, as the Asian royalties believed that the consumption of Reishi would grant them eternal youth and would greatly improve their health.  Reishi is a powerful adaptogen and has the ability to regulate the immune system, support a healthy metabolic activity of human cells, eliminate toxins in the body, and act as an antioxidant.  Consumption of Reishi on a daily basis will help optimize health and will achieve preventive purpose.