The first people to discover Cordyceps’ benefits initially observed animals eating the wild fungus and growing strong in the process. Farmers and herders began to use the fungus in powder form and to make tonics and teas. Some of the first uses for these tonics were increasing milk production and improving reproductive capacity of livestock. Later on, people began drying Cordyceps in sunlight to preserve their benefits.
Scientific studies over the past several years have shown that the Cordyceps mushroom helps to manage blood sugar levels in a healthy range, protects the heart, strengthens the immune system, enhances libido, fights fatigue and improves exercise performance, and may even help to combat cancer.
It’s believed that the many anti-inflammatory benefits of Cordyceps come from their ability to positively affect the immune system, fighting oxidation damage, and stimulating protective cells that keep the body free from mutations (like cancerous cells) and infections. Studies have found that Cordyceps can act like natural cancer treatments in some cases, preventing the growth of tumors (especially in the lungs and on the skin).
Cordyceps are use to help treat:
- respiratory infections like chronic bronchitis
- coughs, colds and the flu
- reproductive problems and sexual dysfunction
- kidney disorders
- bladder infections and urination problems
- hepatitis B
- low circulation and irregular heartbeats
- heart disease and high cholesterol
- liver disorders
- muscle weakness
- chronic fatigue syndrome and low energy
Also, Cordyceps is one of the main ingredients used in Testosterone Booster because has traditionally been used for enhancing libido and sexual function in many Eastern societies. Laboratory experiments on animals confirms that Cordyceps can improve reproductive activity as well as restore impaired reproductive function.
Consumption of Cordyceps has also been shown to enhance libido and sexual activity and restore impaired reproductive function in both men and women, likely by enhancing testosterone release.