- 100% Mushroom Powder mesh 120
- Extract standardized extract to 30% mushroom polysaccharides.
- Extract standardized extract to 50% mushroom polysaccharides.
- We have available all mushroom powders and extracts as organic, certified according to
- Cosmos Organic Certificate
Organic/Bio Specification Sheets
Cordyceps sinensis, whose correct Latin name is Ophiocordyceps sinensis (Dong Chong Xia Cao) is among the most valued medicinal mushrooms. It is quite different to other fungi in the fact that its preferred substrate is insect. It is usually harvested in very high altitude climate zones, such as the high altitudes of Tibet and Nepal. Unfortunately, due to its medicinal properties, which led to enormous market demand Ophiocordyceps sinensis has been added to the list of endangered species.
Cordyceps strains-DNA similarities
Several species are widely available on the world market and there is usually confusion around them. The CS-4 strain became very popular especially among people that do physical performance. Its DNA analysis shows it is 70-75% identical to the Ophiocordyceps sinensis.
Cordyceps militaris is on the rise of interest. Its DNA analysis shows it is 80-85% identical to Ophiocordyceps sinensis.
Cordyceps militaris vs CS-4
It is useful to know that CS-4 and Hirsutella sinensis are nowadays widely growing via SMF (Submerged fermentation), meaning their substrate is liquid and they cannot produce fruiting bodies.
Cordyceps militaris is cultivating via SSF (Solid State Fermentation), and therefore is control via organic means. In addition when is growing on solid substrate Cordyceps militaris produce fruiting bodies. The fruiting bodies extract is richer in active and bio-active ingredients.
Main uses of the Cordyceps militaris powder
Powder acts as prebiotic, good source of fiber and has a mild mushroom flavour.
In cosmetics is used as raw material for further processing depending on application in end product.
Main uses of Cordyceps militaris extract
Due to its very mild and pleasant flavour goes well especially in fruity or sweetish combination. Versatile, suitable for all kind of food and beverages formulations, both sweet and savory. Highly regarded in sport nutrition, also as libido enchanter.
50% extract has stronger dominate flavor and rather good taste. Best for tableting or encapsulation. Greater therapeutic properties.
In cosmetics for skin brightening, anti-inflammatory, anti-tyrosinase, anti-aging.
Suitable for seasonings and spices, dry/pre-made meals, savory treats, beverages, protein mixes, natural energy drinks. Goes well with both sweet and savory tastes.
IN SUPPLEMENT FORMULATIONS USED FOR:
- Lowering cholesterol
- Libido booster
- Enhancing the immune system
- Lung Cancer support therapies
SIDE EFFECTS: Research is lacking on potential side effects.
INTERACTIONS: Blood coagulant drugs, people with heart surgeries or by-passes.