FAQ Cordyceps

FAQ Cordyceps2019-04-25T09:01:15+00:00
What does Cordyceps taste like?2019-04-25T08:48:56+00:00

It has sweet toffee like flavour.

Recipes that mask the taste of Cordyceps?2019-04-25T08:49:26+00:00

You don’t really need to mask it’s sweet, toffee taste. But if you want to, just mix it in your smoothies or use it in whatever recipe you like. If you need some inspiration, check out our recipe page.

What are the benefits of using this extract?2019-04-25T08:49:52+00:00

The main applications for our Cordyceps champion are: FERTILITY AND SEXUAL FUNCTION, it BOOSTS ENERGY, it helps with DIABETES and also with LUNG FUNCTION, it offers KIDNEY and LIVER SUPPORT.

What kind of extract is this?2019-04-25T08:50:06+00:00

This is a HOT WATER extract.

How does Cordyceps grow?2019-04-25T08:28:33+00:00

This mushroom is also called caterpillar fungus, because it grows on an insect host rather than a plant host, but nowadays most of the Cordyceps available on the market is cultivated on grain – based substrates leading to improved quality control and affordability and that is the exact way we cultivate it.

Which part of the mushroom is used for the extract?2019-04-25T09:15:16+00:00

We use mushroom fruiting body.

Which are the key compounds that are beneficial?2019-04-25T08:50:20+00:00

The key beneficial components are polysaccharides and lipids. And it also contains a large number of nucleoside analogues, prominent among which is cordycepin and 3 – deoxyadenosine.

Exactly which species are you using?2019-04-25T08:50:41+00:00

We are using Cordyceps militaris.

Any negative side effects of using Cordyceps?2019-04-25T08:50:49+00:00

Cordyceps is possibly safe for most people when take appropriately. However, Cordyceps might cause the immune system to become more active, which could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases, like MS, lupus, RA and others. If you have one of these conditions, it’s best to avoid using Cordyceps. Don’t use it during pregnancy and breast feeding because there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Cordyceps during this time. And also Cordyceps might slow blood clotting. Taking Cordyceps might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders and definitely stop using Cordyceps 2 weeks before any surgery because it might increase the risk of bleeding during surgery.

Any warnings on who should use it?2019-04-25T08:50:55+00:00

Yes, we recommend you consult your doctor if you suffer with any condition of hormonal imbalances. Because using Cordyceps militaris can increase your levels of oestrogen and testosterone. And also it can suppress your immune system, so don’t use it immune deficient conditions.