Cordyceps was formerly used when working in the fields in mountainous areas and later as a boost for various top athletes at the Olympic Games, who passed doping control with flying colours.
- For sport and fitness
- Increases stamina*
- 100% organic food supplement
- 60 capsules
- With acerola extract; rich in vitamin C!
*These health claims are currently pending at the EFSA. Therefore, it cannot be guaranteed that what you read about this mushroom on the internet is actually true.
Mushroom Extracts from Pure Mushrooms
The organic mushroom supplements of Pure Mushrooms are slightly different from other mushroom capsules. You can think of them as a tincture in a capsule. This is because the production process is designed to get the most out of the mushroom. Only the best mushrooms are selected by hand for the manufacture of these capsules.
After being organically cultivated, the mushrooms are immediately dried naturally. Normally, the dried mushrooms are then powdered and encapsulated, but not at Pure Mushrooms. The farmers know that the real power of the mushrooms only comes out when the rock-hard chitin in mushrooms is broken down. Chitin is the hardest substance produced by living things. The skeleton of an insect is made of chitin, but also the skin of mushroom spores. We cannot digest this stuff without it. Therefore, it must first be softened.
The dried powder of this mushroom is simmered in hot water for 5 to 7 hours to achieve this. The chitin and hard proteins then break down, releasing the valuable polysaccharides. The extract is then dried and extensively tested after being transported to Europe.
The Highest Quality
Pure Mushrooms tests for colour, taste and smell of the extracts. But that is not all. You don't just get an organic certificate. The materials and the soil on which the mushrooms are grown are certified. First of all, various characteristics of the mushrooms are checked. Think, for example, of how resilient the mushrooms are. There is also a strict check for foreign components, such as plastic, stones or metals. Then the quality of the mushroom extracts is measured. For each mushroom, a profile is drawn up to which the extract must comply. Chromatography is used to measure whether the extract indeed meets this profile.
Origin and Effects of the Cordyceps Mushroom
Cordyceps is a weird fungus from Asia which in nature is propagated by using insects as hosts. But don’t worry, no insects are used to cultivate this Cordyceps supplement! In Asia, Cordyceps was traditionally used during strenuous activities and when working at great height.
As a medicinal mushroom for sports, Cordyceps has been completely rediscovered. Sportsmen and athletes in the know swear by this healthy mushroom as it stimulates energy and possibly even improves oxygen intake. That makes Cordyceps extremely popular in sporting circles. Cordyceps can also be taken to stimulate the libido.
Ingredients and Dosage
100% organic Cordyceps (Ophiocordyceps sinensis). A dose of two capsules per day contains:
- 640 mg full-spectrum Cordyceps extract of biomass of the mycelium, young and adult fruiting bodies.
- 40 mg concentrated acerola extract (source of vitamin C and antioxidants).
The capsules are made from vegetable cellulose. That makes this supplement vegan too. Take them with a glass of water and stick to the dosage of 1 to 3 times two capsules per day.
At Pure Mushrooms they grow adaptogenic mushrooms for body and mind according to ancient Chinese traditions and Ayurvedic medicine. Pure Mushrooms is a Dutch brand where transparency about the origin and the production process of the mushroom extracts is essential. That is why there are always analyses available and comprehensible per batch. On every packaging you will find a batch number which you can consult on the website. So you know exactly what is in it!
The mushrooms are grown in the country where they have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years: in rural China. Far away from the cities, mushroom farms are located in the clean air of the countryside and are closely monitored at all times. And that is necessary in order to comply with the strict organic certificate that Pure Mushrooms has earned. With Pure Mushrooms you buy exactly what it says on the package. Safe, responsible and full of natural active ingredients. Let the medicinal mushrooms do the work.