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What is cordyceps?

The cordyceps fungus is one of the most powerful known healing fungi. Cordyceps Sinensis is estimated to have been used for as long as 2000 years in Traditional Chinese and Tibetan Medicine.

As it is a parasitic fungus, Cordyceps will use the body of its host to give fruits. Like something from myth, the Cordyceps fungus begins its growth cycle in the hibernation stage of the yellow Ghost Moth high in the Tibetan mountains.

This moth leaves its larvae underground in preparation for winter and the Cordyceps fungus takes this opportunity to leave its spores in the larvae bodies for the duration of the season. In spring, the process that occurs leaves erect stalk-like fruiting bodies that colours from yellow to dark brown. The Tibetans poetically call this magical caterpillar fungus ‘Winter Worm, Summer Grass’ (Yartsa gunbu or Dōng chóng xià cǎo in Chinese).

Cordyceps Sinensis Vs Militaris

To date there have been over 400 different Cordyceps species identified. Many of these have different bioactive compounds; as such, when referring to the Cordyceps fungus, usually the Cordyceps Sinensis or the Cordyceps Militaris is what is being discussed.

The fruiting body of the Cordyceps fungi contains most healing properties and nutritional value. The Cordyceps Militaris can be cultivated successfully in environmentally controlled units and is similar to the Cordyceps Sinensis in health benefits but differs in that Militaris has a lower concentration of medicinal compounds, than Sinensis; such as Cordycepin.

Wild-Harested Cordyceps
Cordyceps Sinensis must be wild-harvested so the botanical contains the highest concentration of bioactive compounds and highest purity. Cordyceps sinensis cannot be environmentally cultivated, as it doesn’t produce fruiting bodies. Cordyceps militaris is lab-grown, but it will only produce mycelia, excluding some of the rich nutrients provided by the fruiting bodies. One of them is adenosine, enhancing athletic performance. In addition, the cordyceps fungus is affected by its host, whether it be rice or wood; this is particularly important regarding cordyceps militaris as there is a much higher chance that part of the mycelium will contain rice or wood elements, thus lowering the product’s purity. Hitoshin only uses wild-harvested cordyceps sinensis.

Cordyceps releases its spores into the larva of the Tibetan Yellow Ghost Moth.

There are many reasons why this healing mushroom lives up to its nickname ‘Tibetan Gold’. Firstly, because of its yellow to brown colouring - appearing golden under direct sunshine - and secondly, because the demand for this medicinal mushroom is so high that it is said the Cordyceps is worth more than its weight in gold. This reputation is mostly because of Cordyceps' numerous health benefits.

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Benefits of Cordyceps Sinensis
  • Increase vital energy
  • Improves endurance & performance
  • Balance hormone levels
  • Improving oxygen levels
  • Aphrodisiac (increasing libido)
  • Improving kidney function
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-tumoral
  • Immunomodulation (balances the immune system)
  • Improving metabolism
  • Lowering blood sugar levels
  • Supports liver function
  • Antioxidant


Cordyceps is a powerful fungus that has shown to increase vital energy levels and balance the hormone adrenal system. Studies have discovered that consuming Cordyceps can improve athleticism, enhancing performance, improving stamina, reducing fatigue and increasing oxygen levels in the blood. Other important benefits include balancing the adrenal system, creating hormone balance, which has shown improvements in those who have thyroid issues, as well as being good for those with high cholesterol, as it lowers cholesterol levels.




Cordyceps is viewed as a superfood with powerful anti-fatigue properties, as it increases oxygen levels in the blood. It is rich in antioxidants, rejuvenating the system from the inside out, fighting off free radicals, boosting endurance and increasing stamina. The beta-glucans powerfully regulate cytokins which make cordyceps an impressive healing mushroom that acts as an anti-inflammatory.

The wondrous healing properties of cordyceps become clear when we look at its power of immunomodulation as it naturally balances the immune system. In cases of immune deficiency (e.g. when infected with HIV), cordyceps can increase the amount of white blood cells in the system. Alternatively in cases of hyper immune conditions (e.g. Rheumatoid arthritis) it has then been observed decreasing white blood cell count and increasing the amount of red blood cells balancing the system.

Research has shown that Cordyceps can reduce the body’s absorption of cholesterol from food, decreasing the levels of triglyceride, which are key factors when combatting diabetes. In addition, Cordyceps helps to improve and maintain optimum heart health as it is an effective blood thinner, as well as improving kidney and liver functioning to remove toxins from the body.

Another large advantage observed from Cordyceps is that Cordycepin activates certain immune cells which reduces the spread of cancer cells. In Asia it is already widely used in the treatment and prevention of cancer and the amelioration of the devastating effects chemotherapy has during the course of these treatments.

According to ancient Tibetan texts, the Cordyceps Sinensis was promised to bring “the delights of thousands of beautiful women”. In addition, across Asia Cordyceps remains widely recognised as an aphrodisiac, increasing sperm production and improving libido in both men and women.

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Where to buy Cordyceps Sinensis supplements?

There are many brands that have Cordyceps Sinensis mushroom powder or extract for sale. However, to get the most out of your supplement it is important to consider these factors:

  • + extraction methods
  • + concentration of ingredient
  • + bioavailability

Buy high concentration Cordyceps Sinensis supplements

The concentration of your powder supplement, or tincture extract, is important as with all botanicals, it generally takes a lot of ingredient to achieve most benefit and optimal result.

Many brands tend to have a 1-1 ratio at the lower end of the spectrum, and a 10-1 at the upper end

This means that for every 1kg, or 10kgs, of mushroom, 1kg of powder extract is produced.

At Hitoshin, we pride ourselves on our 20-1 powder extract - that is, 20kgs of mushroom produces 1kg of extract - the highest concentration available on the market.

Buy best extraction methods Cordyceps Sinensus supplements

The methods of extraction to create your Cordyceps Sinensis supplement is an important factor when considering which extract to buy. Many brands use hot, cold, or ethanol as their method of extraction. Ethanol is a very effective form of extraction, however, traditional methods of using ethanol leaves the extract contaminated, lowering the levels of purity in your product.

At Hitoshin, our tinctures employ triple extraction techniques, creating the highest quality concentration extract available on the market. These methods include hot and cold water extraction, as well as the use of ethanol.

However, due to our revolutionary methods of extraction the ethanol becomes evaporated, delivering all the benefits without your supplement being contaminated.

Hitoshin only uses wild harvested Cordyceps Sinensis.

Buy increased biovailaibilty Cordyceps Sinensis

Any supplement is only as effective as the body’s ability to absorb the nutrients. Bioavailability refers to how available the nutrients are in a supplement is available for the body to absorb.

At Hitoshin, we promise to deliver the highest levels of bioavailability of our products. By adding BioPerine® to our Cordyceps Sinensis powder extract, we ensure that your body can absorb all of the available nutrients from your supplement, so you can get the most benefit from this amazing mushroom

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