Cordyceps militaris

(Cordyceps)

Cordyceps militaris

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Powders & Extracts

Cordyceps militaris is a type of parasitic fungus known for its vibrant orange color and unique lifecycle. It primarily grows on the larvae or pupae of insects, particularly caterpillars, eventually replacing the host tissue with its own fungal tissue. This fungus has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries due to its purported health benefits.

All mushroom powders and extracts are organic, certified according to:

EU, UK, Cosmos Organic Certificate

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Cordyceps militaris

Cordyceps militaris thrives via Solid State Fermentation (SSF), regulated through organic means. When grown on solid substrates, Cordyceps militaris yields fruiting bodies, resulting in extracts rich in active and bioactive components.

Main uses as Mushroom Powder:

  • Rich in cordycepin, polysaccharides, beta-glucans, adenosine, sterols, nucleotides, flavonoids, peptides, vitamins, minerals, ergosterol, prebiotic agents and fibers, it serves as a good source of natural vitamin D2.
  • Cordyceps militaris has a mild, slightly earthy flavor that is generally considered pleasant and easy to incorporate into various dishes and beverages.
  • Utilized in cosmetics as a raw material for further processing, tailored to specific end-product applications.

Main uses as Mushroom Extract:

  • Due to its mild, earthy flavor, it can complement some fruity or sweet combinations.
  • Versatile and suitable for all kinds of food and beverage formulations, both sweet and savory.
  • Highly regarded in sports nutrition and also as a libido enhancer.
  • 50% extract has a stronger, dominant flavor, making it best for tableting or encapsulation and offering greater therapeutic properties.
  • In cosmetics, it is used for skin brightening, anti-inflammatory purposes, anti-tyrosinase effects, and anti-aging benefits.
  • Suitable for seasonings and spices, dry/pre-made meals, savory treats, beverages, protein mixes, and natural energy drinks.

Main uses in Supplement Formulations:

  • Aerobic performance enhancement
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Anti-inflammatory effect
  • Anticancer properties
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Antifungal properties
  • Antimicrobial properties
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Athletic endurance increase
  • Blood Circulation improvement
  • Blood Pressure regulation
  • Cholesterol regulation
  • Energy increase
  • Fertility enhancement
  • General well-being
  • Hypoglycemic activity
  • Immune Function Enhancement
  • Immune Support
  • Libido enhancement
  • Liver function normalisation
  • Longevity promotion
  • Nephro-protective properties
  • Nervous system support
  • Respiratory support
  • Stamina increase
  • Tumor growth inhibition

Side Effects: Research on potential side effects is lacking.

Interactions: Current research on interactions is limited and relatively unknown.