Cordyceps Benefits Overview June 10 2014
Cordyceps is a unique and amazing fungus that enhances almost every cell of the human body. Traditional Chinese medicine recognised Cordyceps centuries ago and has been using it to:
- increase vitality and longevity
- improve appetite
- regulate blood pressure and cholesterol level
- strengthen the cardiovascular system
- improve sexual energy and desire.
Clinical studies conducted in elderly patients with fatigue have shown significant decreases in fatigue and increases in ability to tolerate cold temperatures, improved memory and cognitive capacity, and sex drive. After taking Cordyceps for 30 days:
- 92% of individuals showed reduction of fatigue
- 89% showed reduction in feeling cold
- 83% showed reduction in dizziness.
Several scientific studies suggested that Cordyceps stimulates the immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells – our body’s first line of defence against various infections and illness. Due to these immunity enhancers, Cordyceps is often recommended as a rejuvenator for increasing energy while recovering from an operation or a serious illness.
Cordyceps alleviates the symptoms of various respiratory illnesses including chronic bronchitis and asthma. Other research has shown that Cordyceps increases the level of oxygen that people are able to assimilate, which has shown to be of benefit to sportspeople to improve athletic performance, endurance and stamina.
Clinical tests conducted in Japan and China have shown that Cordyceps is effective in regulating blood sugar and has antimetastatic and antitumour effects.
Another benefit of Cordyceps is its ability to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol whilst increasing the level of ‘good’ cholesterol.