Cordyceps sinensis / CS-4

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.

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Also known as:

Caterpillar fungus, yartsa gunbu, dōng chóng xià cǎo, ophiocordyceps sinensis

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Pure 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.

Our powders are gained from the gently dried mycelium of the mushroom by grinding it finely. The grain size < 0.125 mm is a sign of quality.

All raw materials are tested for 250 parameters and aromatic hydrocarbons. The corresponding lab analyses and certificates are supplied to you with every batch.

  • Extract conventionally grown – standardised to 30% polysaccharides
  • Mushroom powder conventionally grown
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