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Clayton's Health Facts: Cordyceps.

Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

Cordyceps (a type of mushroom) is a blend of Cordyceps sinensis and Hepialus armoricanus from the high-elevation regions of China. This "Chinese Caterpillar" herb belongs to the fungus category and has been used as an adaptogen (for ch'i) in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years.

The use of cordyceps in the United States has been primarily confined to energy production dynamics with applications in athletic enhancement and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

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Research has shown an increase in liver ATP:Pi (inorganic phosphate) ratios, indicating more energy within the liver for metabolism.

Other areas of benefit are increasing SOD (an overall antioxidant) activity, strengthening immune function, kidney function, and improving glucose metabolism.

The active components of this product are not yet well-defined, but current research indicates the nucleotides (adenosine), polysaccharides, cordycepin, and amino acids are responsible for its therapeutic potential.

This material is standardized to contain a minimum of 0.2% adenosine and 7% cordycepic acid. Research indicates cordyceps has a very low incidence of toxicity.

  • Recommended dosage: 2-3 grams per day
  • Benefit in energy deficient conditions
  • Standardized to contain 0.2% Adenosine
  • Harvested at peak concentration

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