Over the millennia, Cordyceps sinensis has been treasured in Asia as one of the most effective natural tonics and body harmonizers.Cordyceps is only found in China’s Southwest highlands (3,000~5,000 meters high). Now, we have closely replicated its natural growing conditions, at low temperatures and in the presence of proprietary rare elements, and we use freezing extraction that preserves carefully all the bioactivities.
Drink 1 bottle daily, before or after meals. Drink straight or mix with 2 oz. of water.
“Elixir of Life“
Known as the “Elixir of Life”, Cordyceps Sinensis has been documented to treat ailments for thousands of years. So precious and rare, it was once reserved only for Emperors.
Potent bioactive ingredients
Loaded with proteins, polysaccharides, amino acids, sterols, vitamins, dipeptides trace elements and more, Cordyceps sinensis’ bioactivities are highly effective.
We divide atoms and molecules into 1/billionth of a meter through nanotechnology. At this size, elements and nutrients possessed by Cordyceps Sinensis are highly absorbable, unlike competing brands.
Natural habitat cultivation
Only through geographic replication can a culture reach its maximum potential. Our controlled environments perfectly replicate the freezing temperatures of the Tibetan plateaus, Cordyceps sinensis’ original home. As such, our offerings are more consistent, as they eliminate the elements of pollution, acid rain and depleted soil.
Our strain of Cordyceps sinensis is harvested during a specific phase of Cordyceps sinensis’ lifecycle. Our technique is patented, as it’s extremely difficult to harvest Cordyceps Sinensis during this short but important time.
Scientists use rDNA sequences and chemical fingerprinting to identify living organisms. rDNA testing shows Tonicology’s Cordyceps Sinensis to be a 99.645% match with true Tibetan Cordyceps Sinensis.
Commonly found CS-4 has been marketed as Cordyceps sinensis for years, but only matches rDNA by 82.791%. CS-4 is not even in the same genus as genuine Cordyceps Sinensis. A different genus is equivalent to representing a cat as a dog!
Tonicology Cordyceps Sinensis
CS-4, commonly sold but not true Cordyceps sinensis.
Cordyceps Sinensis History
Over the millennia, Cordyceps sinensis has been treasured throughout Asia as one of the most effective natural tonics to strengthen vitality and promote longevity. A precious herbal adaptogen, Cordyceps sinensis contains many active ingredients, including ribonucleosides, mannitol, sterols, organic acids, polysaccharides, proteins, polyamines, amino acids, dismutase, dipeptides, vitamins, and a variety of trace elements. The attributes of Cordyceps have been well-documented by Traditional Chinese Medicine and are the subjects of modern biomedical and clinical studies around the world. Because of its medicinal properties and its scarcity in nature, Cordyceps was deemed so precious that it was reserved only for emperors in ancient China. More recently, the use of Cordyceps has been memorialized by its association with athletic training and impressive outcomes at international sports competitions. It attracted worldwide attention in 1993 when the Chinese women’s track and field team broke 9 world records during the international competition and has since gained popularity among athletes, including international basketball star Yao Ming.
Cordyceps drew heightened global attention when two female athletes from China broke the world records for the 1,500 meter, the 3,000 meter, and the 10,000 meter run, which was surpassed by 42 seconds, in the 1993 National Games in Stuttgart, Germany. In total, 9 world records for 3 women’s track and field events were shattered in a week! In a press interview, the Chinese coach claimed that taking Cordyceps as a daily supplement had greatly enhanced the athletes’ performance, stamina, and endurance. This event sparked the attention and research for Cordyceps as a popular supplement outside of the Eastern hemisphere.
Thus, only within the last few decades have scientists truly launched in-depth studies on the health benefits of this mushroom. Recent studies have uncovered possible antibiotic, antitumor, antioxidant, anti-asthmatic, and anti-fatigue properties within the mushroom. Today’s scientists are only now uncovering the potential effects of the mushroom against tuberculosis and other respiratory ailments by protecting the lungs and dissolving phlegm, cardiovascular problems by stimulating blood circulation, muscle and back pain by relaxing smooth muscles, kidney and liver problems by protecting these vital organs, and autoimmune diseases by boosting the immune system and fighting infections. Cordyceps has become a hot topic in today’s scientific arena with ongoing clinical trials on the mushroom’s medicinal properties and health benefits.
*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.
Our technology is patented across multiple countries, as we are the only company capable of cultivating cultures that match their wild-grown strains by 99.6%.
Consistently Powerful & Safe
With the ability to cultivate these ingredients in controlled environments, we now solve the problem of pollution, depleted soil, acid rain and inconsistency associated with wild-grown mushrooms and fungi.
Authentic rDNA Certified Cordyceps Sinensis
Our strain of Cordyceps (Hirstuella) sinensis has a 99.6% similarity in rDNA sequence compared to the wild-type strain grown in Tibet, listed in NCBI’s global genomic database GenBank. The less than 1% variance is attributed to genetic diversity within any given species, much like how all humans have the same genetic code but slightly different DNA. The nutritional composition and metabolite profile are identical to wild-grown Cordyceps species.
“Geographical Authenticity” is the key to cultivating any biologically active mushroom, because only natural micro-habitat conditions can give each mushroom its unique biomedical features. Our Cordyceps sinensis is cultivated in controlled environments that mimic their natural habitat of Tibet’s Himalayan Mountains. Additionally, trace elements and minerals are infused through micro-clustered water that leaves no residue. Cordyceps naturally grows in cold weather, so only low temperature extraction methods are used to preserve the bioactivities of each fungus. The resulting offerings are 100% Pure, 100% Cordyceps sinensis.
With Cordyceps Sinensis’ high medicinal value, demand has increased exponentially and counterfeit products are now sold worldwide. Most Cordyceps sold in the market today do not feature the true species, with companies selling the easily grown Cordyceps militaris or Cs-4. Many companies mislead customers with the presence of cordycepin and cordycepic acid as an indicator of authentic Cordyceps. However, what is mostly unknown is that true Cordyceps sinensis does not contain cordycepin, which is just another name for 3-deoxy-adenosine, a fairly common compound. Cordycepic acid is simply another name for D-mannitol, a cheap food additive. This misconception leads many users to believe they are taking high-quality Cordyceps products. Furthermore, lead and bacterial contamination have been major issues with these products.
Many companies sell CS-4, which was believed to be the same species as wild-type Cordyceps until when in 2006, researchers discovered that Cs-4 actually belonged to an entirely different species & genus (Paecilomyces hepiali). An analogy for selling an entirely different genus would be representing a dog as a cat! Unsurprisingly, Cs-4 has only an 82.2% similarity in rDNA sequence when compared to wild Cordyceps sinensis. Despite all the contrary scientific evidence, Cs-4 is still sold by “health” supplement companies who continue to choose profit over health.
In recent years, Hirsutella sinensis has been proven by scientists to be the asexual phase of the Cordyceps sinensis species. With this type of evidence, the Taiwanese government now recognizes Hirsutella sinensis as the only authentic strain of Cordyceps. All Taiwanese products must now print the strain used.
Cordyceps Sinensis Clinical Studies & Research
Polysaccharides from Cordyceps Sinensis proved to have a protective effect against chronic renal failure caused by fulgerizing kidneys.**
An increase in testosterone production after taking Cordyceps Sinensis was shown in lab results with mice. Additionally, the blood plasma cortisol, testicle alkone and fresh semen were all strengthened, as well as the endocrine and reproduction function.**
—Life Sciences, 20012
The in vivo and in vitro effects of Cordyceps Sinensis indicated that CS might contribute to an alternative medicine for the treatment of some reproductive problems caused by insufficient testosterone levels in human males.**
—Biotech Week, 20033
1990 study showed Cordyceps Sinensis helped against autoimmune disorders by calming and quieting the cells of the immune system. Additionally, the study reported significant sugar lowering effects from the cordyceps test group, with improvement in 95% of the test subjects.**
—Medicinal Mushrooms, 20024
A 1999 UCLA study affirmed Cordyceps Sinensis’s benefits on exercise performance. The study tested the oxygen intake of 30 elderly patients. Subjects given cordyceps sinensis increased their oxygen intake from 1.88 to 2.00 liters per minute vs no increase in the placebo group.**
—Medicinal Mushrooms, 20024
92 out of 100 patients (92%) with various respiratory diseases, such as chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, or cor pulmonale, reported a significant clinical improvement after using a Cordyceps Sinensis supplement for 2-12 weeks.**
—The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 19985
Cordyceps Sinensis References
1 “Protection of chronic renal failure by a polysaccharide from Cordyceps sinensis”, Wang, Ying; Yin, Hongping; Lv, Xiaobo; Wang, Yufeng; Gao, Hongyan; Wang, Min., Fitoterapia, Jul 2010, Vol. 81 Issue 5, p397-402**
2 “Effects of Cordyceps sinensis on testosterone production in normal mouse Leydig cells”, Huang, B-M, Life Sciences, 2001, 69:2593 – 2602**