Cordyceps sinensis / CS-4
Caterpillar fungus, yartsa gunbu, dōng chóng xià cǎo, ophiocordyceps sinensis
Cordyeps CS4 extract
Pure medicinal mushroom extract, standardised for polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are extracted from the chitin cover in the mushrooms using hot water. Compared with the powder, the extract has around 10 times the concentration of polysaccharides.
- Cordyceps extract conventionally grown – standardised to 30% polysaccharides
Cordyceps CS4 powder
Our medicinal mushroom powders are gained from the gently dried mushroom by grinding it finely. The grain size < 0.125 mm is a sign of quality.
- Cordyceps powder conventionally grown
Cordyceps CS4 capsules (bulk)
- Extract caspules in conventional quality
- Powder capsules in conventional quality
Specifications as download:Specification Cordyceps CS4 extract (conventional)
Specification Cordyceps CS4 powder (conventional)
Specification Cordyceps extract caspules (conventional)
Specification Cordyceps powder capsules (conventional)
The Cordyceps mushroom got its German name "Chinesischer Raupenpilz" from its origin in the Tibetan uplands, in addition to areas in China and India, where it has a highly unusual breeding ground. Before winter falls, the mushroom infects a certain type of caterpillar underground, which it kills and uses as nourishment. At the start of spring, it emerges with a club-shaped brown fruiting body, which reaches only about 5-15 cm in height. Due to its high demand and popularity, especially in TCM and Tibetan folk medicine, Cordyceps sinensis is currently the most expensive mushroom.
The components of Cordyceps sinensis include not only vitamins, trace elements and essential amino acids, but also cordycepin, ergosterol, ophicordin, galactomannan, and L-tryptophan. The mushroom also contains specific polysaccharides and glycoproteins.