Cordyceps Sinensis, commonly known as Cordyceps, is a fungus that had been a valued product of Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It grows on the Tibetan
caterpillar until the caterpillar dies, at which point the fungus sprouts a mushroom. In the West, however, it is generally grown on plant sources such as soybeans for commercial
use. Cordyceps has been shown to act as an antioxidant and directly modulate the immune system. The traditional uses of Cordyceps include improving circulation, the function of the lungs, heart, kidneys, and liver. Cordyceps was also used to boost general vitality, increase longevity and improve sexual health.
Scientific studies have shown that Cordyceps sinensis helps
to lower total cholesterol while increasing HDL-cholesterol
(good cholesterol) and decreasing LDL-cholesterol (bad
cholesterol). Cordyceps sinensis also plays an essential role
in liver protection.