What is Cordyceps Sinensis?

Cordyceps sinensis has long been recognized as a superior mushroom that helps support vitality and endurance.  In the New Compilation of Materia Medica and the modern Chinese Pharmacopoeia, cordyceps sinensis is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to tonify the lungs and kidneys.* 

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) means “winter worm, summer grass.”

Wild cordyceps requires a special growing environment and yields a low growth rate with 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 well regarded in traditional medicine as a herb effective in supporting all aspects of health. Throughout its history of use, reishi was reserved only for emperors as they believed that the consumption of this rare mushroom would grant them eternal youth and good health. It is now known that reishi is an adaptogen that can support the immune system and act as a powerful antioxidant.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.




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