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Science has been researching these mushrooms for decades. For an extensive background click here ( page opens in new window ).
Cordyceps contains several unique bioactive compounds not found in noteworthy amounts in other mushrooms. Because of that it can be considered a league of its own.
In Cordyceps C+ the emphasis is on exactly those compounds that are unique for Cordyceps; cordycepin, adenosine and several other nucleosides. Not on beta-glucan; for beta-glucan (immune support) Oriveda has developed a dedicated product, the CCCE® beta-glucan formula.
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If you buy a Cordyceps supplement because it lists a high level of beta-glucans (or polysaccharides) you are not spending your money wisely. It's logical that a premium Cordyceps supplement should specify Cordyceps-specific marker compounds.
A Cordyceps supplement with a high level of glucans will be low on the Cordyceps-specific, really interesting compounds… they cannot co-exist in the same supplement in high levels.
Since the 15th century Cordyceps has always been heralded as being a revitaliser and is traditionally used often in case of lung-related health-problems in particular.
The compound in Cordyceps that is mainly responsible for these properties is cordycepin (3’-deoxyadenosine), a nucleoside. Research has investigated cordycepin and its potential effects in depth - this includes immunomodulatory, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and the anti-microbial potential of cordycepin. It is also included in HIV-research.
The chemical structure of Cordycepin is very similar to ATP (Adenosine-Tri-Phosphate) and pure adenosine (which is also present in Cordyceps). ATP is the most important energy provider in our body; it must be present for muscles to contract. To be blunt: no ATP means no heartbeat!
Among the most significant known effects of ATP are increased blood flow and vasodilation (opening up your blood vessels); and increasing e.g. the ability to absorb oxygen in the blood stream via the lungs. This results in more energy and vitality.
The production of ATP in the body is decreasing with age, and research showed that supplementation with synthetic ATP has no effect. Now this is where it gets interesting; recent research papers confirm the old belief that Cordyceps improves vitality. Put in scientific terminology: it enhances cellular energy in the form of ATP. A side effect is that it also appears to improve libido in both men and women.
Cordyceps supplementation with a high level of cordycepin will help to restore and maintain vitality and increase physical endurance. For the elderly and athletes taking such a supplement is worth considering.
The CS-4 mycelium strain of Cordyceps sinensis is the most researched form (over 98% of all research) and was found to be the most potent and effective strain (therapeutically speaking), even out-classing wild natural Cordyceps in terms of the presence of nucleosides such as adenosine.
Although cordycepin is present in Cordyceps sinensis CS-4 the quantities are very low (± 0.1 % at best). In Cordyceps militaris, a related species the level of cordycepin is much higher, but only in fruiting bodies.
In Cordyceps militaris the cordycepin nucleoside has been the main subject of research in the past decades. It is an important bioactive compound and a marker for Cordyceps militaris's quality.
Oriveda C+ is a combination of 66.6 % Cordyceps CS-4 mycelium extract and 33.4% Cordyceps militaris (CM) fruiting body extract. The level of cordycepin is > 1%, making it the most potent Cordyceps extract currently on the market, outclassing the best of the rest at least 3 times. We have objective third party lab tests to prove this claim.
Summarizing: Cordyceps C+ combines a premium CS-4 mycelium extract with a premium Cordyceps militaris fruiting body extract. The outcome is a blend that includes the best of both worlds. It is also the first of its kind that is optimised for Cordyceps-specific compounds instead of the usual polysaccharides or beta-glucans.
When compared against run-of-the-mill Cordyceps products the revitalising and libido-enhancing potential has improved in particular, together with the kidney- and lung-protective properties.
NB - Some American producers are stating that CS-4 is not genuine Cordyceps sinensis (suggesting it is best avoided).
However, even if it is true it is irrelevant, as all major research over the past 40 years has been performed with the CS-4 strain, and those research results speak for themselves - they are excellent.
The reputation of Cordyceps sinensis as a dietary supplement is based almost exclusively on the CS-4 research. Their 'genuine' product however has a research track-record of zero, and on top of that is not extracted, making therapeutic effects unpredictable at best because the bioavailability is unpredictable in such products.
Immunological effects of 39 mushroom supplements compared. [source]