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Cordyceps Mushroom Extract Powder (5 lbs)

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Our Cordyceps Mushroom Extract Powder is a 10% extract (3:1 ratio) meaning each serving contains a 10% concentration of Cordycepic Acid. Cordycepic Acid is the source of most of the nutritional benefits typically associated with cordyceps mushroom. Additionally our cordyceps mushroom extract contains 25% Polysaccharides and 0.3% Adenosine.

The powerful benefits from eating cordyceps were initially recognized approximately fifteen hundred years ago. Shepherd farmers tending to their herds in the Tibetan mountain ranges realized a difference in their livestock. The cattle had become quite vigorous and were acting more youthful while eating a small mushroom that resembled grass. Ever since this time cordyceps mushroom has become a popular pick-me-up stimulant that seemed to improve many other physiological issues such as better organ functionality, improved immunity, endurance, and general strength and well being.

The Cordyceps mushroom gained fame when Chinese Olympic athletes in 1992 credited their successes to taking the mushroom. In traditional Chinese medicine, Cordyceps fungus is touted as an effective herb for improving circulation, the respiratory system, immune system, sexual function, and a host of other body functions. Because of it's ability to improve energy, stamina, appetite, endurance, and sleeping patterns, it has also been classified as a general health tonic. Cordyceps may reduce allergies, depression, colds and the flu by enhancing adrenal and lung function. It is recommended for people who feel short of breath, achy, or depressed from overwork, pollution, and bad dietary habits. Cordyceps mushroom is also effective in lowering the lipoproteinemia level and in combating arterio-sclerosis and coronary heart disease, as well as certain other diseases related to blood vessels of the brain. In traditional Chinese medicine, Cordyceps is used for the kidney and lungs meridians. Cordyceps also increases levels of natural-antioxidants and is believed to promote longevity. This fungus also has the ability to increase the ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate) production in human cell's mitochondria which is known to increase energy levels in those who use it. It is especially good for people who are involved in athletics or enjoy vigorous sports and activities. Athletes who used Cordyceps in their training programs surprised everyone including sports authorities when they broke the 10,000 meter World track record in 1993 and shattered dozens of world records in just one year.

Cordyceps mushroom is also known for its effectiveness as an aphrodisiac and is highly sought after as a sexual tonic in Chinese Medicine. Cordyceps acts to strengthen sexual prowess. It is known for its yin and yang capacity and as a strong yang tonic it reinforces the kidney channel, also of traditional medicine teachings, an area known for sexual desire and vitality.

In traditional Chinese medicine, cordyceps is used by males suffering erectile dysfunction but it is also a good for impotency and infertility. Many studies and investigations have been conducted that display the results of cordyceps and their ability to stimulate the discharge of testosterone as it relaxes the smooth corpus cavernosum muscle found in the penis.

Cordyceps rejuvenates the body while encouraging longevity in its users. It rebuilds the yin and yang energy balance rebuilding physical potency subsequent to intense physical, emotional or mental effort. It should be emphasized that Cordyceps act to safeguard an individual from the rapid advance of aging related to stress sources. Investigations have verified how cordyceps will raise the activity level of superoxide dismutase [or SOD] an extremely powerful antioxidant in our bodies. Since cordyceps is a potent antioxidant on its own it assists in ridding the body of free radical activity that can lead to early aging and degenerative illnesses.

Cordyceps has displayed a capacity to lower a person's bad LDL cholesterol as they raise the good stuff, the HDL cholesterol level. It can stop the bad LDL cholesterol from oxidation as it thins out the blood to thwart plaque formation or clotting, both of which can clog blood vessels. This action will aid in the prevention of strokes or heart attacks. There have been clinical trials and investigations that show people who suffer from heart disease are able to amazingly rebound and begin progressive healing while taking cordyceps along with their physician prescribed pharmaceuticals.

Your kidneys have been referred to as "the root of life" and so cordyceps has been utilized primarily as a treatment for kidney malfunction. Recent medical research has verified that cordyceps are definitely safeguarding the kidneys while they also aid in improving their operational capability. Kidney transplant patients have taken cordyceps and found them very effective at aiding in healing processes. There is one caveat here that when using cordyceps for kidney conditions you should only do so under the guidance of a medical professional.

Cordyceps have traditionally been a way of making the body stronger and building up its defenses from infectious contagions and studies of late have proven that they are powerful immune system enhancers. Cordyceps will trigger the development of immunity cells like macrophages, lymphocytes, T helper cells and interleukin within your system. They will act as an extraordinary immunity regulator since they will stimulate the underachieving immunity cells and calm the overactive types.

In China researchers have been investigating the ability of cordyceps to restrain cancer cells. But this research has not been verified by the US FDA.

When our immune system is strained it must work harder longer as it works at neutralizing harmful environmental byproducts that surround us always. Try as we may, we will get sick and our bodies will be out of balance from the constant onslaught of infectious bacteria and damaging free radicals. Cordyceps as a mushroom/fungus has the innate ability to protect us from much of this potential harm by augmenting our immunity. Particularly as we advance in age our bodies become more vulnerable and it is even more important to ingest cordyceps.

Some possible benefits of our Cordyceps Mushroom Extract Powder may include:

● May increase cellular oxygen absorption by up to 40%
● Increasing blood circulation
● Fighting depression
● Supporting healthy cholesterol levels
● Boosting Immune system
● Boosting energy, stamina, & endurance
● Increasing the activity level of superoxide dismutase or SOD
● Fighting infections
● Supporting healthy heart function
● Increasing libido, sexual function, & desire
● Combating asthma & allergies
● Improving sleep
● Supporting healthy joints & cartilage
● High concentrations of polysaccharides which can combat cellular mutation
● Treating infertility & impotency
● Adrenal support
● Increasing ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate) production
● Combating cold & flu
● Supporting healthy kidney & lung function
● Trigger the development of immunity cells like macrophages, lymphocytes, T helper cells & interleukin


Suggested Use: Take 1 teaspoon twice daily. Sprinkle on entrees, soups, salads or add to smoothies or teas.

Botanical Name: Cordyceps Sinensis

Ingredients: Cordyceps Mushroom Extract.

Common Names: Deer Fungus, Semitake, JinShuBao, Caterpillar Fungus, Dong Chong Xia Cao Tochukas, Chongcao, Deer Fungus Parasite

Origin: China

Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Cordyceps Mushroom Extract Powder passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Cordyceps Mushroom Extract Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your raw Cordyceps Mushroom Extract in a cool, dark, dry place.

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