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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We have all been told that in order to improve our health and reduce our chances of getting a lifestyle-related disease is to eat wholesome foods and exercise regularly. Exercise boosts our energy levels, improves heart, lung and muscle fitness, prevents weight gain and enhances our mood. Researchers in 2012 surmised that worldwide 1 in 3 adults and 4 in 5 adolescents did not meet the minimum, daily exercise requirements thereby contributing to a decline in global health
Cordyceps was thrust into the international spotlight when at the Chinese National Games in Beijing, a Chinese team of women’s track and field competitors broke nine world records. Everyone on the team was tested for steroids, yet came back negative. The captain of the team soon after told the world that the team’s success was a result of the ingestion of a daily Cordyceps elixir – which, in some ways naturally mimics steroids by boosting endurance, energy, vitality, and overall stamina.
Traditional Chinese medicine has promoted Cordyceps as a guardian of respiratory health for more than a thousand years.