Cordyceps mushrooms have many health benefits.

Cordyceps Medicinal Mushroom

Cordyceps is a mushroom which is considered to have medicinal properties. It has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine and is credited as having antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. There are over 400 species of cordyceps which are native to Bhutan, China, Korea, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam. The most well-known of these is cordyceps sinesis, a mushroom with a long finger like body.

Cordyceps mushroom is beneficial to the immune system

It’s believed that cordyceps, a medicinal mushroom, has a positive benefit on the immune system due to its many anti-inflammatory effects. These powerful compounds stimulate protective cells that protect the body from infection and fight oxidative stress.

Some studies suggest that the high content of polysaccharides, modified nucleosides and cyclosporines in codyceps can help to improve the cardiovascular respiratory, endocrine and reproductive systems(1). It has also shown to be beneficial for the digestive system and arthritis.

Helps to keep us more youthful

This mushroom is full of youth boosting antioxidants to help prevent oxidative stress and slow the signs of ageing of both skin and our body. One study has shown that it may promote glutathione, the master antioxidant.

Promotes energy

Several trials have shown that supplementation with cordyceps sinensis helps to increase exercise performance and enhances overall health in older adults(2). It’s believed that the ancient Chinese originally observed that when animals ate the cordyceps they became stronger. Farmers started to use the fungus in powder form to make tonic and teas.

Regulates blood sugar levels.

The mushroom contains two components that help to control insulin and blood sugar levels to help protect against insulin resistance(3).

 

Other research has linked cordyceps to heart health and fighting cancer, but much work is to be done in these areas.

Cordyceps nutritional components.

The cordyceps mushroom has been identified to have many health benefits. It contains a wide range of antioxidants, vitamins and enzymes.

  • Cordycepin
  • Cordycepic acid
  • Adenosine
  • N-acetylgalactosamine
  • Ergosterol and ergosteryl esters
  • Bioxanthracenes
  • Hypoxanthine
  • Protease
  • Acid deoxyribonuclease
  • Superoxide dismutase
  • Dipicolinic acid
  • Lectin 

How to get the benefits of cordyceps

Cordyceps was traditionally harvested as a fungi growing on caterpillars. However nowadays it is grown in laboratories and is most often found in capsule or powder form, it can also be consumed as a tea.

Cordyceps can be found in Rejuvenated’s Immune Complex capsules. These capsules contain a powerful blend of ingredients to enhance immunity and boost overall health. Buy Immune Complex here.

Kathryn Danzey

Kathryn Danzey

Kathryn Danzey is the Founder of rejuvenated with over 40 years experience in the Health, beauty and nutrition.

She has been behind the creation of all the award-winning products at Rejuvenated and writes regularly for national press and lifestyle magazines. Kathryn is passionate about sharing information to support Rejuvenated customers in their health and wellness journeys.

Kathryn Danzey

Kathryn Danzey

Kathryn Danzey is the Founder of rejuvenated with over 40 years experience in the Health, beauty and nutrition.

She has been behind the creation of all the award-winning products at Rejuvenated and writes regularly for national press and lifestyle magazines. Kathryn is passionate about sharing information to support Rejuvenated customers in their health and wellness journeys.

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