So you’ve heard all about this wonderful mushroom called Cordyceps and some of its strange properties, like how it colonizes insects and grows outside their bodies, or that ingesting these little orange mushrooms can support healthy energy within normal limits .* In this blog, you’ll learn more about Cordyceps and what makes it so cool — namely its compound, Cordycepin.

Cordyceps is an entomopathogenic fungus, meaning it grows parasitically on different insects. But at AdaptogenShrooms, we use mushrooms grown on organic rice!

A national treasure, and so much more

Cordyceps has been used for more than 1,000 years in China, where it is recognized as a national treasure and taken as a tonic.* It is traditionally prepared in special recipes or as a tea and is used to support stamina and immunity.* Cordycepin is one of hundreds of compounds that found in Cordyceps, along with sterols, polysaccharides and others.

Cordycepin is a compound found in Cordyceps and is named after the mushroom. Through scientific research, we are now able to identify and extract it, and it is being studied extensively for its health mechanisms.* Cordycepin is responsible for many of the supportive properties of Cordyceps, including immune support and healthy energy within normal limits.*

Cordycepin is chemically similar to adenosine, which is a neurotransmitter found in body cells that support bodily functions such as a healthy response to occasional stress and energy levels.* Adenosine helps transport cellular energy by forming molecules such as adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and adenosine diphosphate (ADP).* Recent research has shown that cordycepin plays a role in supporting healthy cell turnover.*


Get the most Cordyceps!

As with most herbs, to get the most out of it you need to follow very specific extraction protocols. Unfortunately, the literature on mushroom export is scant, leaving us to speculate. But we’ve gone the extra mile and partnered with a leading herbal school, Bastyr University, to thoroughly test the best extraction methods for our Cordyceps.*


*Statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (US Food & Drug Administration). The products sold on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information provided by this website or by this company is not a substitute for a personal consultation with your doctor and should not be construed as individual medical advice.

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