Our Cordyceps Capsules are a powerful mushroom supplement that supports your respiratory system and energy levels.
Cordyceps is a medicinal mushroom with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as a host of other benefits. There are over 400 species of cordyceps currently recognised, but the most widely used medicinal species is Cordyceps Sinensis, a parasitic fungus that grows on caterpillars throughout Asia.
Cordyceps Sinensis, also known as the "zombie fungus," has a fascinating life cycle: Spores infect the insect host and begin to control its movement. As the fungus progresses, it forces its host to climb as high as possible. Once the fungus has taken over completely, the insect dies, and the cordyceps fungus emerges from its host in long, fingerlike fruiting bodies that drop their spores to the wind and continue the Cordyceps life cycle.
Admittedly, that doesn’t sound very appealing. But this mushroom’s health benefits are extensive. And besides, Cordyceps can now be grown in laboratory conditions - without the use of insects - which means that vegans, vegetarians, and anyone opposed to consuming animal products can now enjoy all of Cordyceps’ health benefits.
What are the Health Benefits of Cordyceps?
Cordyceps are only found naturally on the wild plains of China and Tibet. The rarity and limited distribution of this fungus have meant that until recently, it was prohibitively expensive and difficult to acquire in western countries. But that is slowly changing and we’re delighted to have plenty in stock.
Cordyceps’ health benefits are thought to include:
Supporting the immune system
Increasing libido and fertility
improving athletic ability (improves tolerance to high-intensity exercise)
Relieves some symptoms of asthma
Helps to lower blood sugar
Improves sleep quality
One surprising benefit of Cordyceps is that it may boost your physical performance during exercise. A study found that daily cordyceps supplementation can significantly increase your maximum oxygen intake.
Cordyceps may also be of use to anyone interested in extending their lifespan. This fungus has potent anti-ageing effects in animals. Researchers believe that this is due to Cordyceps' high antioxidant content and that it may also have an anti-ageing effect in humans.
What's more, Cordyceps is a fantastic kidney protectant, and multiple studies have shown that it may reduce kidney damage from many causes. Your kidneys are vital in maintaining overall health.
Order Zen Maitri’s Cordyceps Supplements today to benefit from its many medicinal properties!