Cordyceps Powder Puts A Spring In Your Step
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Cordyceps Powder And The Power Of Spring
Although spring officialy starts on March 1st according to the meteorological calendar and on March the 20th if you use the astronomical option for me it starts with a feeling I get and so for me spring started on the 12th April, when I went outside and thought hmmmmm it feels like spring.
Now if this sounds like it is not scientific or inaccurate you would be right, but after going for a walk on that same day in the evening I noticed a lot of people going for runs, walks and generally being active like they were bears woken from hibernation.
In traditional Chinese medicine spring is seen as the ideal time for cleansing and rejuvenation for overall health and well-being. It is the long-awaited change of winter to spring. Seeds sprout, flowers bloom, people start running and the sun warms the earth. There is a sense of renewal and new life all around.
I would also say it is the perfect time of year for starting new ventures and as I saw that evening, the perfect time of year for kick starting your new health regime, whether it be training for a marathon or getting outside and walking for half an hour to clear out some cobwebs and boost your fitness.
So What Does This Have To Do With Cordyceps?
According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, all change – in the universe and in your body – occurs in five distinct stages. Each of these stages is associated with a particular time of year, a specific element in nature, and a pair of organs in the body. Change links together the seasons of the year, aspects of nature, and your body’s organs and bodily processes.
As spring is represented by the wood element and includes the liver and its complementary organ, the gallbladder, these two organs are usually the primary targets for springtime cleansing and health regimens. And guess which herb has powerful effects on the liver?
You guessed correctly YES it’s Cordyceps powder!
Spring corresponds to the “Wood” element, which in turn is conceptually related to the liver and gallbladder organs. According to the philosophy of Chinese medicine, the liver is responsible for the smooth flowing of Qi (energy) throughout the body. When the liver functions smoothly, physical and emotional activity throughout the body also runs smoothly. So, for optimum health this spring, move your Qi!
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What’s So Great About Your Liver?
A clinical study involving 33 patients with hepatitis B taking Cordyceps supplement showed 71.9% improvement on the thymol turbidity test and 78.6% improvement in the SGPT test – both are enzyme tests measuring liver function. (Zhou LT. et al. Short term curative effect of cultured Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc. Mycelia in chronic hepatitis B. China J Chinese Materia Medica 1990;15(1):53-55.)
Another study involving 22 patients with post-hepatic cirrhosis showed dramatic improvement in liver function tests after 3 months of consuming 6–9g per of Cordyceps per day. (Liu, C. et al. Treatment of 22 patients with post hepatic cirrhosis with a preparation of fermented mycelia of Cordyceps sinensis. Shanghai J Chinese Materia Medica 1986; 6:30-31.)
In 1994, a study in China involving 70 patients with chronic hepatitis B treated with Cordyceps or with another proven herbal medicine (with the main ingredient Ganoderma applanatum –a type of reishi) showed that Cordyceps treatment caused significantly higher clinical response than alternative treatment (68% Cordyceps patients and 57% Ganoderma applanatum patients). (Yang, YZ. et al. Short term observation of treating chronic hepatitis B and post hepatic cirrhosis with XinGanBao. Res Chinese Materia Medica 1994; (1):19-20.)
For the Runners Out There
Cordyceps powder has the ability to increase oxygen capacity, increase the production of ATP (adenosine tri phosphate) and stabilize blood sugar levels. This mushroom effects the lungs making it easier to breath such that you can bring more oxygen into the body. This is accomplished by lowering the exhalation oxygen content.
In fact, oral administration of Cordyceps has been shown to increase oxygen absorption through the lungs by 40 percent. The more oxygen you have in your system allows you to make more ATP making your system run much more efficiently. For those of you who are long distant runners, this is an added advantage over the competition. The extra oxygen will help you get to the finish line a little easier.
Cordyceps also contains powerful antioxidants that help to protect mitochondrial membranes from oxidative stress. This in turn makes the mitochondria more efficient in generating ATP. This is a win-win situation and a must for even the casual athlete.
Our Cordyceps Powder Is Top Notch
Here at Vitalherbs we are very pleased to have found a Cordyceps extract powder that is not only totally organic and rich in all the essentials such as cordycepin, polysaccharides and andosine but is also made from the fruiting body of the Militaris fungus.
We believe that keeping things as close to how nature intended is of paramount importance so our Cordyceps extract powder is grown on silk worm larvae. To maintain, as much as we can, how it would have grown if in its natural state.
The Militaris fungus that is formed is then put through a technique using hot water extraction. This makes sure that both the polysaccharides and beta d glucans are taken from Militaris fungus leaving nothing behind.
From our perspective not all herbal extracts are created equal and we pride ourselves on creating a Cordyceps extract powder that not only says it’s amazing but can prove these claims. So to back up our claims of purity and strength all our medicinal mushroom extracts come with a detailed analysis that is made at the time of production. Below is the analysis for our Cordyceps Militaris extract.
No Time Like The Present
So if your feeling the joys of spring today or feeling the need for a change in your life and want to capitalise on this exciting time of year maybe take a look in our store and boost your health.
Let Cordyceps powder help you improve your physical health as well as improve the flow of energy within you and start you on the way to the positive changes you want to make in your life. Not next week, not next year but now!
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