Below are the main targets of research on Cordyceps:
- The potential effects on physical performance and endurance
- Libido enhancement
- Circulatory health
- Respiratory health
- Heart health
- Healthy Cholesterol Levels
- Healthy Lung Function
The compound in Cordyceps that is mainly responsible for these properties is cordycepin (3’-deoxyadenosine), a nucleoside.
Research has investigated cordycepin and its potential effects in depth - this includes immunomodulatory, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and the anti-microbial potential of cordycepin. It is also included in HIV-research.
The chemical structure of Cordycepin is very similar to ATP (Adenosine-Tri-Phosphate) and pure adenosine. ATP is the most important energy provider in our body; it must be present for muscles to contract. Put in scientific terminology: Cordyceps enhances cellular energy in the form of ATP.
Among the most significant known effects of ATP are increased blood flow and vasodilation; increasing the ability to absorb oxygen in the blood stream via the lungs. This results in more energy and vitality.
The production of ATP in the body decreases with age, and research showed that supplementation with synthetic ATP has no effect. Now this is where it gets interesting; recent research papers confirm the old folklore that Cordyceps improves vitality. A side effect is that it also appears to improve libido in both men and women.
Cordyceps supplementation with a high level of cordycepin will help to restore and maintain vitality and increase physical endurance. For the elderly and athletes taking such a supplement is worth considering.
Cordyceps C+ (120 caps)
120 vegetable capsules @ 450 mg
(will cover 2 months)
• C. sinensis •(67%)
• C. militaris •(33%)
> 1.30 % cordycepin
> 0.50 % adenosine
> 0.40 % uridine
> 16.4 % beta-glucan
> 1.14 % polyphenols
- hot water extract -
Do not combine with anything containing caffeine. Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor and also blocks the adenosine receptor in our body, thus rendering most Cordyceps specific effects useless