Caterpillar Fungus – Tochukas – Dong Chong Xia Cao
In the same way that Cordyceps species help their hosts survive in oxygen-poor environments, Cordyceps-based products are used to enhance athletic performance and endurance by increasing the efficiency of energy metabolism, energy output, endurance, aerobic capacity and resistance to fatigue.
The Cordyceps fungi was traditionally found growing on the larvae of moths, although nowadays it is bred on a substrate. It used to be thought that they were parasitic but it is now believed they have a symbiotic relationship with their hosts, helping them thrive in extreme environments, such as the high Tibetan plateau.
The ability of Cordyceps to increase metabolic efficiency and promote adaptation to harsh environments is largely due to its nucleoside derivatives (e.g. cordycepin), which are also responsible for many of its unique health-promoting properties.
One to three a day as a food supplement, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Health benefits can be obtained from taking 3 to 4.5 grams per day. Supplementation of 1.5 grams per day can provide useful support for long term use.
525mg vegetarian capsules / or powder (200 g tub)
Specially selected strain of Cordyceps sinensis grown under nature-identical conditions producing high levels of Cordycepin and related nucleoside derivatives (combined biomass and hot-water extract).
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