Cordyceps sinensis


Cordyceps sinensis

Alpha Extracts Mushrooms
Powders & Extracts

Cordyceps sinensis, scientifically known as Ophiocordyceps sinensis (Dong Chong Xia Cao), stands among the most esteemed medicinal mushrooms. Distinguished from other fungi, Cordyceps thrives on insects as its preferred substrate. Primarily harvested in high-altitude climates such as the lofty regions of Tibet and Nepal, its medicinal properties have led to substantial market demand, resulting unfortunately in its addition to the list of endangered species.

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

EU, UK, Cosmos Organic Certificate

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Cordyceps sinensis

It’s noteworthy that Cordyceps sinensis are predominantly cultivated through Submerged Fermentation (SMF), employing liquid substrates and lacking the production of fruiting bodies.

Main uses as Mushroom Powder:

  • Rich in Cordycepin, Polysaccharides, Adenosine, Ergosterol, Amino acids, and Antioxidants.
  • May have prebiotic effects due to its polysaccharide content, supporting gut health.
  • Offers a mild mushroom flavor.
  • Used in cosmetics as a raw material for further processing, tailored to specific applications in end products.

Main uses as Mushroom Extract:

  • Due to its mild and earthy flavor, it can complement certain fruity or sweet combinations, depending on individual preferences.
  • 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 and is often used in tableting or encapsulation, 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, and can pair well with both sweet and savory tastes, depending on the application.

Main uses in Supplement Formulations:

  • Aerobic performance increase
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Anti-fatigue 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
  • Heart health support
  • Hypoglycemic activity
  • Immune Function Enhancement
  • Immune Support
  • Libido enhancement
  • Liver function normalization
  • Longevity promotion
  • Nephro-protective properties
  • Nervous system support
  • Respiratory support
  • Stamina increase
  • Tumor growth inhibition
  • Vitality promotion

Side Effects: Research on potential side effects is lacking.

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