Cordyceps Sinensis

Cordyceps Sinensis

So precious and rare, it was reserved for Emperors 99.6% rDNA match to wild Cordyceps


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Loaded with bioactive ingredients. Has been Used in tonics for 4,000 years.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. cordyceps sinensis sex supplement 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.

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Cordyceps Sinensis Clinical Studies & Research

  • Cordyceps (Hirsutella) Sinensis has anti-inflammatory properties attributed to its ability to inhibit both canonical and non-canonical inflammasomes**
    —Scientific Report, 20131

  • Polysaccharides from Cordyceps Sinensis proved to have a protective effect against chronic renal failure caused by fulgerizing kidneys.**
    —Fitoterapia, 20102

  • 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, 20013

  • 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, 20034

  • 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, 20025

  • 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, 20026

  • 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, 19987


    1 “Hirsutella sinensis mycelium suppresses interleukin-1b and interleukin-18 secretion by inhibiting both canonical and non-canonical inflammasomes”, Huang, T. et al. Hirsutella sinensis mycelium suppresses interleukin-1b and interleukin-18 secretion by inhibiting both canonical and non-canonical inflammasomes. Sci. Rep. 3, 1374; DOI:10.1038/srep01374 (2013), Scientific Report, Mar 2013, **
    2 “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**
    3 “Effects of Cordyceps sinensis on testosterone production in normal mouse Leydig cells”, Huang, B-M, Life Sciences, 2001, 69:2593 - 2602**
    4 “Cordyceps Sinensis Stimulates Testosterone Production”, , Biotech Week, 2003, 302**
    5 “”, , Medicinal Mushrooms, 2002, **
    6 “Medicinal Mushrooms”, Halpern, George and Miller, Andrew., Medicinal Mushrooms, 2002, **
    7 “Cordyceps Sinensis”, Zhu, Jia-Shi, Georges M. Halpern, and Kenneth Jones, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 1998, 4 (4): 429-457**

**Research reports are listed for educational use and consumer awareness. Although, we support the research, the studies were conducted by 3rd parties not affiliated with Tonicology. Tonicology is not responsible for any content or claims made by these studies. Resources are cited.

Cordyceps Sinensis Data Sheet

Ingredients: Cordyceps sinensis mycelia
Contents: 60 capsules per bottle.  350mg per capsule.
Suggested Use: Take 1-2 capsules before or after meals, 2 times a day.

Cordyceps Sinensis History & General Use*

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. Cordyceps Sinensis Lung SupplementThe 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 Sinensis Chinese Athletes World RecordCordyceps 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.
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Cordyceps Sinensis Safety & Side Effects

Our offerings are all natural and safe. We don't use chemicals, pesticides or heavy metals, EVER! CGB's state-of-the-art Agricultural and Environmental Research Center in the U.S., Europe and Asia assure cleanliness and purity. Cordyceps Sinensis is generally well-tolerated by most people.

Cordyceps has been used for helping the immune system so those with auto-immune diseases and/or taking auto-immune medication should first consult a physician.

Cordyceps sinensis is a powerful kidney supplement so do not combine Cordyceps with any prescribed kidney medications without consulting a physician first.

Do not take Cordyceps Sinensis if you're allergic to mushrooms or other types of fungus.

Prepubescent boys should not take Cordyceps sinensis.

Inform your licensed medical practitioner of any dietary, supplement or exercise program, especially if you are pregnant or have pre-existing medical conditions.

*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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