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J J   31 Oct 2019

Health Benefits of Cordyceps Mushroom


WHat is it?

Cordyceps Mushroom is a mushroom that has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine to assist with a number of conditions such as low sex drive, fatigue, kidney disease and sickness.

There are more than 400 species of Cordyceps, but the most common types are Cordyceps sinensis and Cordyceps militaris. These two types have become the focus of health research.

Some of the benefits of supplementing with Cordyceps are

May Boost Exercise Performance

A study on twenty healthy people aged 50-75 years old were enrolled in a double-blind, placebo controlled, prospective trial. They were taking either 333mg of Cordyceps or placebo tablets 3 times a day for 12 weeks.

After 12 weeks the patients who received the Cordyceps had increased their metabolic threshold (above which lactate accumulates) by 10.5% and their ventilatory threshold by 8.5%. No significant changes were seen in those who had the placebo tablets. This study shows Cordyceps has the potential to improve exercise capacity and resistance to fatigue. [1]

May Help Fight Inflammation

Research has shown that when Cordyceps is administered to human cells, special proteins that increase inflammation are suppressed.
Too much inflammation can lead to chronic disease in the body. Researchers believe Cordyceps may serve as a useful anti-inflammatory supplement. [2]

May Help Anti-Aging and Sexual Function in Males

Several studies in mice have shown Codyceps increases antioxidants, which helps with improving memory and sexual function.

One study found that mice lived several months longer than those with placebo, however it is unknown if Cordyceps have the same anti-aging benefits in humans. [4] [5] [6]

May be Beneficial When Taken After a Kidney Transplant

In Traditional Chinese Medicine Cordyceps has been used for its protective effects on renal tissue and has shown benefits in instances of kidney transplants. Two trials in humans undergoing renal transplants found there was a reduced rate of organ toxicity seen during the following months with Cordyceps.

Cordyceps appears to be beneficial in reducing possible organ rejection after a kidney transplant and appears to have protective effects alongside immunosuppressive therapy. [3]


There are many health benefits of Cordyceps Mushroom. Studies suggest Cordyceps can be beneficial to improve heart health and fight inflammation, diabetes, ageing and exercise performance. The fungi have been found to potentially boost energy and oxygen during exercise. Available in POWER and CAPSULE form.


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CYOS blog content is for informational and educational purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment recommendations. Always consult with your doctor or medical professional before using any dietary supplements or if you suspect you have any medical concerns or issues.




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