Cordyceps (Ophiocordyceps militaris) dual-extract tincture
Liquid dual-extract (30% alcohol). ± 25 000mg used per bottle, 500mg per 1ml serving
- Cordyceps (Ophiocordyceps militaris)* dual-extract
- Spring water
- Food-grade, certified organic ethanol (Karoo Agave spirit)
* Grown in Cape Town by Harmonic Mycology and friends
Our dual-extracts are made with two high quality solvents in three extraction phases - cold water, ethanol and hot water. To honor the true spirit of craftsmanship and herbalism we create our liquid extracts the traditional way of slow extraction by first soaking locally-grown Cordyceps medicinal mushrooms biomass in 43% alcohol for a minimum of four weeks. The cordyceps pieces are then removed from the alcohol and gently steeped in spring water for 4-8 hours. Finally, the tincture and hot-water extractions are filtered and combined to create a potent elixir of bio-available compounds with a total alcohol content of +- 30%.
A single 50 ml bottle of dual-extract should last approximately 50 days, with a daily dosage of 20 drops. For those who may have alcohol sensitivities, we recommend dropping your dosage into warm water to evaporate the alcohol before drinking.
Cordyceps is known as the most expensive fungus on the market today. That is, the wild harvested cousin of C. militaris, Ophiocordyceps sinensis, found in the Himalayan mountain foothills and fetches over $20 000 per kilogram.
Luckily for us, commercial strains of Cordyceps militaris has been bred and developed to be cultivated commercially on a variety of grains under certain conditions that doesn't only allow for it to be available at a lower price, but also be produced with higher levels of Cordycepin and adenosine. These two compounds are part of what makes Cordyceps so interesting, especially for athletes and people looking to overcome low libido, low energy and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Scientific studies have shown Cordyceps to be very effective at improving endurance and energy levels by increasing ATP synthesis and oxygen utilization, helping athletes perform better at explosive strength and endurance based sports.
Cordyceps is also used as an aphrodisiac for both men and woman and has been shown to increase libido and fertility.
We use Cordyceps for long-lasting, sustained, adaptogenic energy that promotes a healthy immune response, endocrine function, and improved endurance. This mushroom is also used as a natural anti-inflammatory and liver tonic. We recommend taking this mushroom before exercise, surfing, hiking or any physical activity.
Other benefits include immuno-modulating effects, improves circulation, cardio vascular health and cognitive performance.
When to take Cordyceps?
The short answer and personal preference is every day! Before exercise, training and any physical activity is a great time to consume Cordyceps. That being said, we can all benefit from sustained, adaptogenic energy in our work and everyday life. Imagine all we can do with seemingly limitless energy and faster recovery between sets, sessions and (life)cycles?
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