Altitude SicknessFor centuries Sherpas in Nepal hiking Mt. Everest have chewed on raw Cordyceps which grow wild in that region of the Himalayas above 11,000 feet. Research shows that Cordyceps helps reduce oxidative stress via Nrf2. Cordyceps Sinensis on a molecular level has shown a decrease in Hypoxia via the reduction of oxidative stress. Oxygen Max has touted the use of Cordyceps Sinensis for over 9 years now and has had research done by major universities.
Boosts EnergyCordyceps Sinensis has shown to increase cellular energy naturally through the reduction of oxidative stress naturally. Cordyceps has also demonstrated to readily release the helpful high energy compound ATP, Adenosine Triphosphate. Cordyceps In the 1993 Olympics 3 Chinese female runner broke 5 world records, and only Cordyceps was found. Cordyceps has been shown to be effective in many if not all active sports.
Kidney HealthKidney disease is a complicated worldwide health issue. Studies have shown that Cordyceps can help the natural function of the Kidneys, with the increase of 17-hdroxy-corticosteroid and 17-ketosteroid levels. In 2014 a study published in the Phytomedicine Journal confirming that by shutting down the inflammatory pathway, Cordyceps may inhibit renal fibrosis.
Combat FatigueFatigue is a common symptom caused by considerable stress to the body and adrenal gland. Fatigue has been shown to slow healthy brain function, decrease activity and overall daily productivity. A 2014 study shows Cordyceps can significantly increase cortisol in the body. Cortisol is an adaptogen that when balanced, reduce stress levels which decrease fatigue levels drastically.
Immune SystemThrough research and a long history of use, Cordyceps has shown to be effective in promoting the adaptive immune system. A study published by The Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional Western Medicine, show that Cordyceps increase white blood cell activity by 74% in healthy individuals and by 400% in leukemia patients. White blood cells support the up bodies immune system and the bodies ability to fight disease.
Prevents CancerCancer has become a Global health complication that has affected all of us in some way. Cordyceps Sinensis is a potent antioxidant which has shown to protect the body from free radical stress. Studies show Polysaccharides in Cordyceps has powerful anti-tumor properties. The use of Cordyceps in cancer patients has also shown an increase in white blood cells by 400%. This increase helps the bodies immune system fight cancer and helps with chemotherapy recovery.
Memory & Brain SupportIt's apparent that stress and fatigue has a direct effect on the brain's ability function at peak performance. Adrenal stress is found to be associated with memory loss, cognitive processing, reasoning skills, mood disorders and depression. Extreme stress can lead to dementia, Alzheimer's and even Parkinson's disease. In 2014 a study published by Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine showed that Cordyceps Sinensis reduced overall inflammatory in the hippocampus part of the brain, indicating overall positive benefit in mood and memory function.
Balances Cholesterol LevelsHigh cholesterol has become a widespread problem. It causes the increase in cholesterol in the bloodstream. The liver manages production and elimination of cholesterol. In a 1998 study by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Cordyceps Sinensis helped to lower high cholesterol by 10% -21%, triglycerides by 9% -26% and increased HDL cholesterol by 27%- 30%.
Sexual DysfunctionFor centuries Cordyceps Sinensis has been called the Viagra of the Himalayas. Boiled in soup and chewed on, Cordyceps Sinensis has been a real medicinal gift for sexual health to both men and women. In 2008 a study showed an increase in overall testicle function. This study showed increased levels of testosterone, sperm quality, and sperm production.
ConclusionAre the claims valid, that Cordyceps Sinensis is the cure for all our health complications? In reality, I think Cordyceps does a great job regulating our body, is a rich antioxidant and helps with the use of Oxygen. These processes make Cordyceps an excellent natural remedy. What are your thoughts?
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