Cordyceps mushroom
(Cordyceps militaris)

Cordyceps /ˈkɔːrdɪsɛps/

Energy, Stamina, Endurance, Lung support, Immune support

     The Cordyceps Family of Mushrooms has many medicinal attributes. This mushroom shows great capabilities with increasing one’s energy upon ingesting it. Cordyceps helps to stave off fatigue. This mushroom has also shown some interesting promise of slowing down a person’s aging process, as it is being consumed.

There are more known benefits in the consumption of Cordyceps Mushrooms. They are known to aid in protecting and encouraging better kidney and liver functioning. This helps the immune system to become strong, which is another support from ingesting Cordyceps.

The Cordyceps mushroom has been shown to aid in lowering fatigue and it also helps to increase one’s energy. Cordyceps has also been shown to help with mental acuity, as well as physical demands upon an individual. It is also helping to aid in the hormonal balance in which cortisol as a stress hormone. This is yet another factor in helping one’s overall health, in providing positive attributes of the Cordyceps mushroom’s properties.

There are more studies must be done to claim any benefits to human body, but studies with mice have proven that Cordyceps helps to stabilize insulin, and therefore, is showing some promising results.

Cordyceps helps the body to lower inflammation and boosts one’s immune system. This way it becomes stronger due to the antioxidants present in Cordyceps, which work in conjunction with the body’s natural healing processes.

These are some ways in which the Cordyceps mushroom can aid the human body in promoting its own immune system.



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Cordyceps The Chinese Longevity Mushroom (a Health Learning Handbook) by Dr. Beth

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