Cordyceps & Cholesterol Level June 10 2014
Clinical studies (involving 273 patients (in 9 hospitals) with high cholesterol level) show that Cordyceps sinensis helps to lower total cholesterol by 10–21% and triglycerides by 9–26%. At the same time, it helps to increase HDL cholesterol (‘good’ cholesterol) by 27–30%.
An increase in the level of lipids, especially cholesterol, increases the chance of getting atherosclerosis.
In the double-blind placebo-controlled study involving 245 patients published by Halpern (1999), after 2 months of administration of Cordyceps at a dose of 1g/day, total cholesterol dropped by an average of 17.5% among 61% of patients (in the control group, the reduction was only 1.17% among 28.8% of patients) and ‘useful’ HDL cholesterol increased by 27.19% for 76.2% of patients.
It is well proven through many clinical studies and formal trials that Cordyceps helps to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides and to increase the ratio of HDL to LDL cholesterol.