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Chinese Mushroom May Offer Energy Lift - WebMD, 4/20/04 -
"12 weeks of supplementation with CordyMax, a
dietary supplement made from the fermented Cordyceps mushroom, produced
slight but significant increases in several measures of exercise capacity,
metabolism, and endurance in healthy, sedentary adults"
Medicinal Mushrooms Come Out of the Dark - Natural Foods Merchandiser,
Mycological Medicine - Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals, 1/02
ACSM Conference Unveils Performance Enhancers - Nutrition Science News,
"Researchers have shown that using the medicinal
mushroom Cordyceps sinensis (Cs-4 CordyMax) for six weeks results in peak
oxygen uptake and anaerobic threshold in older humans ... supplementation
with 4.5 g/day Cs-4 CordyMax ... Results showed that the supplement
prevented increased body weight during training, reduced submaximal heart
rate and blood lactate during exercise, and enhanced fat metabolism, thereby
sparing muscle glycogen expenditure during prolonged exercise compared to
What is your favorite supplement and why? - Nutrition Science News, 9/00
"I think one of the more valuable supplements on the
market is the fungus Cordyceps sinensis. Its origins are in Tibet, and the
medicine has long been prized as one of the most valuable agents in the
Chinese materia medica, traditionally used for coughs, lung disorders and
Chinese Herbs Enhance Sexual Vitality - Nutrition Science News, 3/99
- A Brief
Introduction to Cordyceps Sinensis - Dr. Gilbert Ng -
"One of the reasons for aging is due to the
insufficient secretion of sexual hormones. Cordyceps Sinensis is, in this
regard, a hormone stimulator. Morever, the aging effect is to a large extent
attributed to the rise of active monoamine oxidize enzyme inside the body
and Cordyceps Sinensis can effectively inhibit the rising of such enzyme.
Thus, it is an anti-aging medicine which helps regenerate the organic
functioning of humans"
Improves Tolerance to High-Intensity Exercise After Acute and Chronic
Supplementation - J Diet Suppl. 2016 Jul 13 - "time
to exhaustion (TTE) ... ventilatory threshold (VT) ... Relative peak power
output (RPP) ... average power output (AvgP) ... Subjects consumed 4 g·d-1
mushroom blend (MR) or maltodextrin (PL) for 1 week. Ten volunteers supplemented
for an additional 2 weeks ... One week of supplementation elicited no
significant time × treatment interaction for VO2max (p = 0.364), VT (p = 0.514),
TTE (p = 0.540), RPP (p = 0.134), AvgP (p = 0.398), or %drop (p = 0.823). After
3 weeks, VO2max significantly improved (p = 0.042) in MR (+4.8 ml·kg-1·min-1),
but not PL (+0.9 ml·kg-1·min-1). Analysis of 95% confidence intervals revealed
significant improvements in TTE after 1- (+28.1 s) and 3 weeks (+69.8 s) in MR,
but not PL, with additional improvements in VO2max (+4.8 ml·kg-1·min-1) and VT
(+0.7 l·min-1) after 3 weeks" - [Nutra
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Antidepressant-like effects of cordycepin in a mice model of chronic
unpredictable mild stress - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med.
2014;2014:438506 - "This study is attempted to
investigate whether cordycepin (COR) possesses beneficial effects on chronic
unpredictable mild stress- (CUMS-) induced behavioral deficits
(depression-like behaviors) and explore the possible mechanisms ... COR
remarkably improved depression-like behavior in CUMS mice and its
antidepressant activity is mediated, at least in part, by the upregulating
BDNF and downregulating 5-HT2AR levels and inflammation in hippocampus"
Antidepressant-Like Effect of Cordyceps sinensis in the Mouse Tail
Suspension Test - Biol Pharm Bull. 2007 Sep;30(9):1758-62 -
"Cordyceps sinensis (CS) has been known as a
component of traditional medicines that elicit various biological effects
such as anti-fatigue, immunomodulatory, and hypoglycemic actions. Since it
has been well-established that fatigue is closely related to depression, we
used the tail suspension test (TST) in mice to examine the
antidepressant-like effects of hot water extract (HWCS) and supercritical
fluid extract (SCCS) of CS ... these results suggest that SCCS may elicit an
antidepressant-like effect by affecting the adrenergic and dopaminergic
systems, but not by affecting the serotonergic system"
Anti-oxidation activity of different types of natural Cordyceps sinensis and
cultured Cordyceps mycelia - Phytomedicine 2001 May;8(3):207-12 -
"Cordyceps, in general, possesses a strong
anti-oxidation activity in all assays tested"
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