Cordyceps (Cordyceps Militaris) Mushroom Extract Capsules | 250mg | 120 Count

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Cordyceps have a history of medicinal use spanning millennia in parts of Asia. The name Cordyceps has been derived from two Latin words, i.e., cord and ceps meaning club and head, respectively. Cordyceps militaris belongs to the phylum Ascomycota classified in the order hypocreales, as spores are produced internally inside a sac, called ascus. Not being a mushroom in the traditional sense, Cordyceps is a parasite that attaches itself to various insects. The spores invade their body, killing the host, then sprouting a club-like mushroom. They produce fruiting bodies in the summer justifying the name as “winter-worm summer-grass”.

In the wild, Cordyceps is found mainly in North America, Europe and Asia. In India, it is prominently found in subalpine regions of grassy lands of the Himalayas commonly known as “Keera Ghas”. Cordyceps requires a specific set of conditions for its growth and has a small size. Therefore, the large-scale collection of this mushroom is a daunting task. The price for 1 kg of wild-collected mushroom in market of Nepal markets is up to 60,000 Nepali Rupees (about $550/kg) while in India it costs about Rupees 100,000 (about $1,400).

Today, commercial Cordyceps is grown on the larva of caterpillars. It is considered a unique and precious edible in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Polysaccharide, one of the bioactive constitutents of Cordyceps, exhibits a wide range of bio-activities. Research on Cordyceps polysaccharides has attracted increasing attention because of its multi-pharmacological functions.

Prime Benefits:
Athletic Endurance and Stamina†
Immune System Protective†

Secondary Benefits:
Liver Protective†
Cognitive Function Support† 

How Hard Rhino Cordyceps Extract is Made
Our Cordyceps extract is made from a dual extraction process. The first step is a hot water extraction. This is the most common and the least expensive and where many companies stop. When you find "cheap" mushroom supplements, they are either simple dried powders or are water extracted only. To get the full benefit of medicinal mushrooms, the second (and much more costly) alcohol extraction step is required.

Ethanol (or sometimes methanol) extraction isolates the water-insoluble components. Alcohol extraction process is in general used as a second step after hot-water extraction. Also since alcohol alone will not break down chitin effectively, heat must be added.

Without this second step of alcohol extraction, many of the additional beneficial ingredients simply cannot be extracted.

Recommended Dosage
The recommended dose is 250mg to 1000mg per day which is 1 to 4 capsules. At this dose, a 120 count bottle will last you 30 to 120 days


120 Count:
120 Count


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Statements & Warnings †

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

Keep out of the reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions and/or taking prescription drug(s) or OTC medication(s). Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement.

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