Cordyceps Sinensis: Is it a SuperFood?

Worldwide studies have shown that this unassuming fungus might deliver even more potentially life-enhancing benefits than previously claimed. This is considered a superfood which is just beginning to make itself known in the western medical literature. It is another valued Chinese medicinal herb.

It is found naturally in the highlands of China, Tibet and Nepal. Cordyceps sinensis contains various nutrients and active ingredients, which include cordycepic acid, cordycepin, amino acids, glutamic acid, polysaccharides, vitamin B12 among others.

It has been long-treasured as an essential tonic that may enhance blood circulation, and maintain a healthy kidney function and respiratory system. Normally used by sports people for extra stamina, aerobic enhancement, to overcome fatigue, create alertness and to increase energy levels. Particularly good for high altitude sports.


The best-known medicinal action of Cordyceps sinensis is the possible increase of physical stamina. Cordycepin might  very effective against all sorts of bacteria that have developed resistance to other antibiotics. Cordyceps has been shown to improve the internal balance mechanism, thus making the utilisation of oxygen more efficient.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of Cordyceps sinensis on heart rhythm disturbances such as cardiac arrhythmias and chronic heart failure. Excellent studies have demonstrated the possible benefits of Cordyceps sinensis in helping to lower total cholesterol and triglycerides and to increase

HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Clinical studies involving male and female patients with decreased libido have shown significant improvements in symptoms. The most dramatic physical proof has come from a male fertility study that showed that a Cordyceps supplement greatly increased sperm count, decreased sperm malformations and improved sperm survival rate after eight weeks of use. These properties and others may account for the overall physical enhancement, the added endurance, the libido-enhancing attributes and the anti-fatigue eff ects seen in humans using Cordyceps sinensis.

Technological advances by DXN Research and Development team has successfully led to the growth and production of DXN’s Cordyceps sinensis. It is grown from pure and carefully selected species, which is organically cultivated under stringent quality control and testing - from cultivation to finished goods (there are many cheap Cordyceps on the market but only the Cordyceps sinensis has therapeutic benefits).