Cordyceps

Found in the highlands of Nepal, Tibet, and China, cordyceps is often called the “caterpillar mushroom.” In our formulation, we use cordyceps’ adaptogenic ability to decrease fatigue and increase physical endurance. Studies have also shown that cordyceps protects the skin against ultraviolet radiation damage (the sun!).

Further Reading: 

Park, J., Lee, J., Lee, K., Ha, S., & Hong, E. (2014). Cordyceps militaris Extract Protects Human Dermal Fibroblasts against Oxidative Stress-Induced Apoptosis and Premature Senescence. Nutrients, 6(9), 3711-3726. doi:10.3390/nu6093711

 

Panda, A., & Swain, K. (2011). Traditional uses and medicinal potential of Cordyceps sinensis of Sikkim. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, 2(1), 9. doi:10.4103/0975-9476.78183

Wong, W., Wu, J., & Benzie, I. (2011). Photoprotective potential of Cordyceps polysaccharides against ultraviolet B radiation-induced DNA damage to human skin cells. British Journal of Dermatology, 164(5), 980-986. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.10201.x

Advances on Cordyceps militaris constituents and pharmacological effect. (2013). China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica. doi:10.4268/cjcmm20131532

 

Tuli, H. S., Sandhu, S. S., & Sharma, A. K. (2013). Pharmacological and therapeutic potential of Cordyceps with special reference to Cordycepin. 3 Biotech, 4(1), 1-12. doi:10.1007/s13205-013-0121-9

 

Jayachandran, M., Xiao, J., & Xu, B. (2017). A Critical Review on Health Promoting Benefits of Edible Mushrooms through Gut Microbiota. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(9), 1934. doi:10.3390/ijms18091934

 

Cheung, K. H. (n.d.). Cordysinocan, a novel polysaccharide isolated from cultured cordyceps, has strong effect in stimulating immune responses. doi:10.14711/thesis-b924238

 

Nakamura, K., Shinozuka, K., & Yoshikawa, N. (2015). Anticancer and antimetastatic effects of cordycepin, an active component of Cordyceps sinensis. Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, 127(1), 53-56. doi:10.1016/j.jphs.2014.09.001

 

Li, D., & Ren, Z. (2017). Cordyceps sinensis promotes immune regulation and enhances bacteriostatic activity of PA-824 via IL-10 in Mycobacterium tuberculosis disease. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 50(9). doi:10.1590/1414-431x20176188

 

Zhou, X., Luo, L., Dressel, W., Shadier, G., Krumbiegel, D., Schmidtke, P., . . . Meyer, C. U. (2008). Cordycepin is an Immunoregulatory Active Ingredient of Cordyceps sinensis. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 36(05), 967-980. doi:10.1142/s0192415x08006387

 

Song, J., Wang, Y., Teng, M., Cai, G., Xu, H., Guo, H., . . . Teng, L. (2015). Studies on the Antifatigue Activities of Cordyceps militaris Fruit Body Extract in Mouse Model. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2015, 1-15. doi:10.1155/2015/174616

 




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