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.
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