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, is 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.
  • The 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 effectively 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.