What in the world is “cordyceps”? {Classifying Cordyceps}

When I first echoed the word “cordyceps”, the aftertaste was foreign. What in the world is “cordyceps”? Hint: Think fungi-looking thing that looks like tree roots. Refer to the image below.

 Bhutan Wild Cordyceps

Lo and behold! What a strange sight! They are yellowish brown and silk-worm looking larvae. Premium, superior, high-grade cordyceps are usually obtained from a higher altitude and they appear to be more golden brown, bigger and fatter in size. On average, they are about 10 cm in length and 3 mm in diameter. If you are reading in bewilderment, read on. Knowing how they look like is just superficial knowledge. Differentiating cordyceps, however, is an important skill that would actually benefit you and your health. What makes Bhutanese cordyceps different? Well, the higher the altitude, the more superior the cordyceps are. Bhutanese cordyceps are found in the Himalayan mountains with high altitudes which makes Bhutanese cordyceps undeniably superior. Well at this point, you might wonder: so? Why should I bother about cordyceps? And superiority? What’s the big deal? Well… This small wild looking thing is known for its impeccable health benefits that have worked wonders for a long time, and here’s why you should give know about Cordyceps and give it a try.

 

  • But before we dive into the benefits of cordyceps, you must know about your Compatibility with Cordyceps.

It is with cautionary advice that we urge you to keep the doctor informed if you were to take them regularly because they may not complement western medicine. If you suffer from low blood pressure, it is NOT recommended for you to consume cordyceps because they might trigger cardiac arrhythmia attacks.

 

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), consuming cordyceps will help our bodies in two aspects:

 

The Ultimate ANTIdote

They Adaptogenic, encompassing traits like Anti-aging, Antitumor, Antioxidant & Anti-inflammatory. All these Anti stuff… In the mushroom kingdom, cordyceps reign as the ultimate anti-ager. Cordyceps have the capacity to decrease proinflammatory monoamine oxidase and lipid peroxidation activity which causes us to age, hence antiaging. Cordyceps are powerful and their active adaptogen can help with the oxygenation of the body.

 

Energy & Endurance

We are talking about athletic endurance, sexual energy, muscle tone, immune support and mental power. Your body will peak if you consume cordyceps daily (except for those with low blood pressure), optimizing your health. This is because cordyceps can boost natural energy levels and oxygen intake by up to 15 percent. Cordyceps can help control insulin and lower blood sugar levels—two factors important for protecting lean muscle mass and burning fat for energy. Cordyceps have also been associated with increased libido by restoring sexual hormones. Cordyceps naturally fight both physical and mental fatigue by increasing the production of our body’s major energy source, ATP.