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Oriental mushroom with strange effect-Cordyceps sinensis and extracts

Pulished on Dec. 28, 2019

Cordyceps is a traditional Chinese medicine based on medicinal fungi (mushrooms). Cordyceps-Extract is a very popular natural medicinal extract on the medical and health care market. Cordyceps sinensis extract is an effective ingredient extracted from natural Cordyceps sinensis using biological separation technology. The active ingredients of Cordyceps sinensis are mainly polysaccharides, including mannose, cordycepin, and adenosine. The extracts can increase energy, stimulate the immune system, nourish the body, improve human vitality, and improve kidney function. In addition, Cordyceps extract contains a part of polysaccharides and has a certain anti-cancer activity.

At present, the existing complete finished Cordyceps sinensis is wild and cannot be artificially cultivated on a large scale. Cordyceps sinensis is a type of ascomycete (fungus) that preys mainly on insects and other arthropods. It is a parasitic fungal pathogen. Cordyceps sinensis is mainly rare in caterpillars that live in high mountains and is extremely rare. Natural Cordyceps sinensis hides in the soil, only the grass is exposed from the ground. It is almost the same color as the surrounding weeds and dirt, which is extremely difficult to identify. In addition, the production of natural Cordyceps is seasonal, and it can be successfully harvested only in specific seasons and after specific rain and light conditions (the normal harvest cycle is between April and August, and it only grows above about 3800 meters Cold, grassy mountains). Therefore, the two characteristics of rare and expensive, scarce yield and difficult to pick make Cordyceps sinensis a naturally expensive product.

With the continuous improvement of the value of natural finished Cordyceps sinensis and its commercial pursuit, the resources of Cordyceps sinensis are over-collected, and the amount of Cordyceps sinensis resources is becoming increasingly scarce. In recent decades, the amount of Cordyceps sinensis wild resources has become increasingly exhausted. The weight of Cordyceps sinensis is only 0.3-0.5 grams on average. There are also illegal merchants who add heavy metal powder to the finished Cordyceps to increase weight and make huge profits.

Due to the huge demand for Cordyceps sinensis extracts in the pharmaceutical industry, it is impossible to provide such a huge demand based on wild products. Therefore, the raw materials of Cordyceps sinensis extracts come from artificially cultivated Cordyceps sinensis mycelium, that is, most indoors Cultivated. As a peculiar effect, Chinese herbal medicines that are very famous internationally, the commercial products of their extracts have been sold on Drugstore, one of the largest online drug websites in the United States, and are sold as a household vitamin food supplement, mainly for convenient oral administration. 10% capsule preparation.

Chinese medicine believes that Cordyceps sinensis can nourish the lungs and kidneys and nourish the essence of the body. Modern experimental studies have also proven that it can be used to treat antiarrhythmia, bronchial asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis, diabetes, cough, colds, erectile dysfunction, BHP, jaundice hepatitis, alcoholic hepatitis, nephritis and so on. The polysaccharides in Cordyceps sinensis extract can improve human immune function and increase white blood cells, and can be used to assist in the treatment of malignant tumors. Most elderly people use it for the purpose of prolonging life and improving vitality. However, there is still insufficient scientific evidence from human studies to support these effects. At present, functional applications are limited to health uses, not medicines.

Cordyceps Extract

Cordyceps Extract

In summary, Cordyceps sinensis is a natural herb that often appears in books on Chinese medicine and Tibetan medicine, but whether it has a clear therapeutic effect or just a blind faith is still doubtful. The pharmacological effects of Cordyceps sinensis are mainly due to bioactive polysaccharides, modified nucleosides, and analogues such as cyclosporin. Cordyceps sinensis extract has certain biological activity and pharmacological potential. The most promising antitumor activity on liver and kidney function and immune regulation deserves further attention.