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Cordyceps Extract A Supplement Fit for an Olympian

Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis, Sphaeria sinensis) grows primarily in the mountains of Tibet, where dedicated hunters scour the slopes to find this prized fungi. benefits of cordyceps Traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat a number of ailments, cordyceps is especially intriguing to modern medical researchers for its ability to inhibit the growth, division, and proliferation of cancer cells in the body.

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How are medicinal mushrooms used in health research?

According to Disease and Health , the article, Maitake Mushroom, by Ken Babal, CN, notes that, “recent research indicates that it may be the most potent of all mushroom-derived medicines in terms of its anti-tumor and immune-enhancing activity.” The article also states that, “In one animal experiment, maitake was able to shrink tumors better than other mushroom-derivatives, including the all-time best-selling cancer drug sold in Europe and Asia.”

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