Fun facts and benefits of Cordyceps Sinensis

Cordyceps Sinensis Fun Facts:

  •     Cordyceps Sinensis is a fungus found at high altitudes throughout regions in the Himalayas and Tibet.
  •     For centuries, Cordyceps Sinensis has been widely used for many medicinal purposes throughout the Himalayas, Tibet and most of Asia.
  •     Naturally, it can be found growing on certain types of caterpillars and is hand-picked.
  •     Cordyceps Sinensis is now being cultivated in the United States, due to availability, and expense of picking.
  •     Though Cordyceps Sinensis is a fungus, it widely referred to as a Mushroom
  •     It grows 4 inches long and 0.2 inches wide

Health Benefits of Cordyceps Sinensis:

Cordyceps Sinensis is used for a wide variety of health benefits and has an extensive list of claims. Many of these uses have been researched and most shown to be true.

Common Cordyceps Sinensis benefits:

Altitude Sickness – 

Research shows Cordyceps Sinensis that it is useful in battling Altitude Sickness symptoms.

Natural Energy Booster – 

Cordyceps is commonly used to increase cellular energy and ATP

Kidney Health – 

Extensive research shows cordyceps the natural function of the kidneys

Memory & Brain function – 

Cordyceps Sinensis research shows to efficiently battle memory loss, cognitive processing, reasoning skills, mood disorders and depression.

Sexual Dysfunction – 

Cordyceps nickname Viagara of the Himalaya explains it all.

Cholesterol – 

Through the liver, cordyceps battles production and elimination of cholesterol

Cancer & Anti Tumor Properties – 

Using Cordyceps Sinensis show to be effective in cancer patients and chemo patients

Immune system booster – 

Blood tests show Cordyceps increase white blood cells 74% – 400%, effective in boosting the bodies immune system

Available Forms:

  • Cordyceps is available in tinctures, capsules, liquid extracts, powders, whole and in tea bags.
  • Most common way to take cordyceps is via capsules and powder form.


Cordyceps Sinensis Dosage:

Dosages for Cordyceps Sinensis ranges from 300mg – 900mg and has shown to effective taken with Gingko Biloba


The ancient medicine Cordyceps has proven itself over the last 5000 years. Due to low side effects, it is a supplement worth looking into trying and researching. When I use it, I definitely notice changes in energy and effectiveness in my rock climbing abilities.


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