Cordyceps sinensis has a long history of rare and exotic medicinal mushrooms in Chinese medicine, considered the elixir of youth and long life. It grows only in the high mountains of southwestern China and Tibet and is thought to be a natural gift in these areas, a talisman created only for the Chinese emperors.
Cordyceps sinensis has the ability to increase the level of oxygen delivery and utilization in cells, and thus improve the overall condition of the organism, strength and endurance. A sufficient amount of oxygen in the cells contributes to the healthy life and longevity of the person, while a lack of oxygen is a cause of weakness and frequent illness. Cordyceps sinensis is thought to have an immunomodulatory effect, increase cellular ATP stores and thus activate energy reserves and counteract depletion. It is most commonly used by athletes, as it can lead to improved performance, increased endurance and energy without causing adverse effects or being banned from doping tests.
This fungus has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries as a cure for male and female sexual dysfunction, such as hypolibidinism and impotence. One of the potentially biggest benefits of Cordyceps sinensis is its antitumor effect. An increasing number of oncologists around the world are recommending and using Cordyceps as an adjunct to chemotherapy, radiation, and other conventional and traditional cancer treatments to help their body withstand therapy.