Cordyceps is medicallyconsidered one of the most important species of the Cordyceps genus, which consists of more than 400 species. It grows above 3000 m in the cold, marshy and snowy areas of the mountains of China and Tibet.
Chinese Medicine gained the knowledge and usage of Cordyceps from Traditional Tibetan Medicine.
Polysaccharides with low and high molecular weight and other sugar derivatives’ Proteins, Peptides. Polyamins and Essential Amino acids, Sterols (e.g. Ergosterol, Delta-3-ergosterol, Campesterol), saturated and unsatur- ated Fatty acids (e.g. Palmitic acid, Stearicacid, Linoleicacid, Oleic acid), also Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, water soluble and fat soluble Vitamins (K.Na.Mg,Fe,Cu, Mn,Zn,Se, AI.s, N~ Sr,Ti,Cr, Ga.V. Zr)
For experiments the mycelium, alcohol or water solutions, and the fruit body were mostly used. According to the chemical composition of the different Cordyceps products, different effectswere experienced.
It is important to note, that the effeces listed are valid to Cordyceps mushroom, not DXN Cordyceps capsule.