CORDYCEPIN: UNIQUE TO CORDYCEPS
So you’ve heard all about this magnificent mushroom called Cordyceps and a few of its wacky characteristics, like how it colonizes insects and grows out of their bodies or that ingesting these little orange mushrooms can support healthy energy within normal ranges.* In this blog, you’ll learn more about Cordyceps and what makes it so dang cool -- namely its compound, cordycepin.
Cordyceps is an entomopathogenic fungus, meaning that it grows parasitically on different insects. But at Mushroom Revival, we use mushrooms grown on organic rice!
A National Treasure, and So Much More
Cordyceps has been used for over 1,000 years in China, where it is recognized as a national treasure, and ingested as a tonic.* It is traditionally prepared in specialty recipes or as a tea, and used to help support stamina and immunity.* Cordycepin is one of the hundreds of compounds found in Cordyceps, along with sterols, polysaccharides, and others.
Cordycepin is a compound found in Cordyceps and was named after the mushroom. Through scientific research, we are now able to identify and extract it, and it is being studied extensively for its health mechanisms.* Cordycepin is responsible for many of the supportive qualities of Cordyceps, including immune support and healthy energy within normal ranges.*
Cordycepin is chemically similar to adenosine, which is a neurotransmitter found in the cells in the body that support bodily functions, such as healthy response to occasional stress and energy levels.* Adenosine helps in cellular energy transfer by forming molecules like adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and adenosine diphosphate (ADP).* Recent research has shown that cordycepin plays a role in supporting healthy cell turnover.*
Get the Most Cordyceps!
As with most herbs, to get most out of them there are very particular extraction protocols to follow. Unfortunately, the literature regarding mushroom extraction is few and far between, leaving us to do the guesswork. But we went the extra mile and partnered with a leading herbal school, Bastyr University, to do the analytical testing for the best extraction methods for our Cordyceps.*
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