Product Name: Cordyceps Sinensis Extract
Latin Name: Lagelstroemia indica L
Other Name: Chinese caterpillar fungus, Winterworm summerherb,Ophiocordyceps sinensis
Part Used: Mycelium
Extraction Method: Water/ Grain Alcohol
Active Ingredient: Polysaccharides
Testing Method: UV
Specification: 10%-50% by UV
Appearance: Brownish yellow fine powder
Particle size: 100% pass 80 mesh
Packaging: 1kg/bag,5kg/bag or 25kg/drum
2. About the Cordyceps Sinensis
It is a mysterious and traditional Chinese herb which is famous for its nutrient and restorative effect. Because in the past there is an old saying about it such as Cordyceps sinensis has the character as the animal while at the same time as the plant, this herb become more unsearchable.
Cordyceps sinensis, the rare wild fungi drug, is always called king drug, whose function is much more than ginseng and hairy Antler. According to the chemical analysis, Cordyceps sinensis contains fat, protein, fibre, carbohydrate, water, and cordycepin, Cordyceps acid, polysaccharide, VB12, etc. Cordyceps sinensis has the function of anti- bacterium, reduce asthma, lower blood
Pressure and strengthen the beating of heart. In public, people often add it into hen or duck soup which could strengthen body and Is good for the renew of the sick people. In east-south, Japan, America and Hongkong or Taiwan, Cordyceps sinensis’s demand exceeds supply.
Cordyceps sinensis polysaccharide
Cordyceps sinensis contains cordycepin, polysaccharide, ergosterol, Mannitol and 19kinds of amino and some other Microelement such as Zn, Sn, Se, etc. Cordyceps sinensis polysaccharide can adjust immune system, reduce blood pressure, erase side effects after chemotherapy, reduce blood fat, anti-virus, protect lung, kidney tonic, strengthen human body etc.
2) Cordyceps Chemical Constituents
Many of the Cordyceps sinensis’ chemical constituents have known health promoting benefits. These include nucleosides, sterides, polysaccharides, proteins, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Other chemical constituents are adenine, adenosine, cholesteryl palmitate, D-mannitol (also called cordycepic acid). ergosterol peroxide, guanidine, hypoxanthicine nucleoside, thymine, thymidine, uracil, uridine, 3′-deoxyadenosine.
3.Functions & Applications:
1)Benefiting vascular system:
By improving circulation, regulating blood pressure, and strengthening the heart muscle.
2)Building muscles and improving physical performance:
Those Chinese athletes, who use Cordyceps, tend to show better results than the other sportsmen.
In clinical studies significant improvements were found in stroke volume, heartbeat, cardiac output etc. in the Cordyceps group vs. the control group.
4)Disorder of the immune system:
Cordyceps appears to be one of the most adaptive immunomodulators.
5)Enhancing and strengthening of the immune system:
Cordyceps is supposed to increase the number of the Natural Killer Cells, which are responsible for the body defense against viruses and bacteria. Some trials show that the fungus works effectively in the leukemia stricken individuals.
6)Enhancing cellular oxygen uptake: This benefits all the body systems, giving them more energy and vitality.
7Improving sexual function in men and increasing libido by stimulating the production of sex hormones: Cordyceps may also be a means for fighting female infertility.
8)Improving the respiratory function:
Cordyceps shows good results in fighting against cough, chronic bronchitis and asthma, since it relaxes bronchial walls and has anti-inflammatory properties.
9)Increase testosterone levels:
Cordyceps may also increase testosterone levels, and this effect has been seen in multiple in vitro studies. This effect was also recently seen in vivo in mice with low testosterone production, in which cordyceps increased plasma testosterone levels by approximately 170%. It is hypothesized that the testosterone increase is due to polysaccharides and/or glycoproteins in cordyceps that are similar to LH in structure and bind to LH receptors, stimulating testosterone production.
There is a wide body of evidence showing that cordyceps both acts as an antioxidant and directly modulates the immune system. Administration of cordyceps to humans has been reported to increase superoxide dismutase activity by 54%. In animal studies, cordyceps decreases lipid peroxides and inhibits the development of atherosclerosis caused by oxidative stress and decreases levels of LDL cholesterol. In addition to these cardiovascular benefits, coryceps decreases blood pressure by increasing levels of nitric oxide, and for this reason it may be helpful both for those with hypertension and for those with erectile dysfunction.
10)Liver disease: Cordyceps can improve symptoms and liver-cell structures dramatically. Cirrhosis cells disappeared in 70 percent of the patients.
11)Polysaccharide and Cholesterol:
Cordyceps reduces the amount of “bad” LDL cholesterol and increases the amount “good” HDL cholesterol. In one study, Cordyceps lowered total cholesterol levels by over 17 percent.
Improved insulin sensitivity due to cordyceps has been demonstrated in both normal rats and humans. These effects are presumably mediated by the polysaccharide fraction of cordyceps, and multiple polysaccharides from cordyceps which reduce blood sugar in diabetic mice have been identified. It should be noted that cordyceps should be used with caution by those with low blood sugar.
12)Providing anti-aging and fatigue reducing effects:The fungus works as an antioxidant and increases cellular formation, especially in the elderly patients. It also promotes more restful sleep, soothes the nervous system, and reduces anxiety, thus working as a sedative.
13)Protecting liver and kidneys: Cordyceps improves blood flow to these organs (as well as to the others), which results in their better activity and ability to fight the diseases, including Hepatitis and chronic kidney disease.