***This listing is for 1oz of extract***
Country of origin: United States
Cordyceps is an adaptogenic mushroom with a long history of use as both food and medicine in traditional Chinese medicine. In the natural world it is actually parasitic, which attacks and grows on the larvae of insects. Traditionally it is harvested and dried when it grows above ground. In the past few decades the demand for cordyceps has surpassed this method of production, so today most of the cordyceps is lab-grown, as is the case with this extract.
Cordyceps contains adenosine, cordycepin, 2-deoxyadenosine, uridine, cordysinocan, fatty acids, polysaccharides, beta-sisterol, ergosisterol, cordycepic acid, and circadapeptins. It's primary active consituents are its adenosine analogs and polysaccharide fraction.
This extract is what's known as a dual-extract, where two separate extractions are carried out using water and alcohol respectively, then the two are recombined. Since some active constituents are only soluble in alcohol, this creates an extract that has a wider spectrum of active compounds and a higher potency.
A good starting dose of this extract seems to be about 1 tsp per day, or between 1-4 grams. The extract can be taken orally, or dissolved into tea or a smoothie. Because of it's complex-carb content, the powder it has a sweet earthy taste.