C. Sinensis is an annual Ascomycetes fungus closely related to the mushroom. Although not actually a mushroom taxonomically, it has been described as an exotic medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine. The name cordyceps comes from Latin words meaning club and head. The normal harvesting period stretches from April to August. It grows only in high-altitude regions of about 3800 m above sea level, in cold, grassy, alpine meadows of the Himalayan mountains1.
Cordycep sinensis is the most documented species of Cordyceps with reports from Tibetan doctors dating as far back as the late 1400. The larva-fungi complex has long been used in TCM to “invigorate the lung and nourish the kidney” in China for hundreds of years2. C. sinensis has officially been classified as a drug in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia since 1964 (Committee of Pharmacopoeia, Chinese Ministry of Health, 1964, 2005).
Cordyceps sinensis is among the top-growing health supplement ingredients in 2022 (behind zinc, vitamine D, quercetin)3. Cordyceps variety experienced a 25,6% growth in the immunity health supplement category.
We have chosen to cultivate Cordycep sinensis and offer mycelium form of the fungi to provide to our customer with a consistent supply at an affordable price.
Limited Supply : The availability of the fungi is limited by its confined geographic location. With the added effects of large-scale harvests, the fungi has been classified as an endangered species by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) Management Authority of China and China Customers. Cost: Because of the limited availability and the increased consumer demand for Cordycep sinensis fungi, in a decade (1998–2008), the price of C. sinensis has increased 900% .
Cordyceps sinensis (mycellium)
Cordycepic Acid > 5%
Cultivatedin China, Zhejiang
Yellow Brown powder
SAFETY & QUALITY
Low PAH trace
Soluble in water
No standardized dose recommendation