Last week we discussed the benefits of the Agaricus blazei mushroom.
Cordyceps sinensis is the second of seven we’ll go over.
Cordyceps sinensis comes from the mountains of China, Nepal, and Tibet. It got international attention beginning in 1993 when Chinese runners who took it broke nine world records.
The mushroom helps increase stamina, energy levels, and endurance. It also is thought to benefit lungs and kidneys.
Studies have shown it also:
- Improves fatigue: Research on elderly people showed they improved in the areas of fatigue, cold intolerance, dizziness and amnesia.
- Respiratory support: The mushroom has given improvements for those suffering from asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other respiratory diseases.
- Kidney health: Cordyceps helps in the treatment of chronic kidney diseases. In addition to increased kidney function, increases where seen in hemoglobin and red blood cell counts.
- Cardiovascular health: Positive effects have been seen in arrhythmias, ischemic heart disease, and chronic heart failure. Studies in animals and humans have also shown the mushroom to lower cholesterol, triglycerides and more. Animal studies also have shown Cordyceps to increase blood flow to the heart and brain
- Immune support: In combination with chemo and radiation for lung cancer, patients showed improved tolerance of treatment.
Pet Ailments Addressed by Cordyceps sinensis (humans and pets)
Adrenal fatigue, asthma, athlete’s foot, cancer, chronic bronchitis, chronic fatigue, chronic renal failure, diabetes, emphysema, heart disease, hepatitis B, hypercholesterolemia, tinnitus.