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Cordyceps Mushroom Fruit Bodies 100ml bottle
Each 1ml/20 drops contains a traditionally prepared hot water extract of Ganoderma lucidum/Reishi fruit bodies, equivalent to 250mg of dried Reishi, in a base of vegetable glycerine 70%.
This product does not contain mycelia or growing medium, only whole fruit bodies.
Direction for Use:
For general purposes take 20 drops/1ml in a little cold water, three times a day. It can also be added to food, juices, smoothies, sauces etc. It can be added to hot or cold water. It is perfectly safe to increase or decrease the amount you take daily. Children may take the same amount.
The Reishi is cultivated in China.
THE MUSHROOM GLYCERITES
Over the last few years it seems as though companies involved in producing mushroom supplements have been engaged in an “arms race” of sorts, with each company trying to outdo the other in terms of how many beta-glucans or other of the important constituents of mushrooms end up in their supplements. The problem with this “pharmaceutical” approach to herbal extracts is that you end up with standardised or concentrated extracts that bear little similarity to the whole natural herb. You end up with a pharmaceutical!
This approach distracts us from the fact that these mushrooms have thousands of years of use; their reputations growing way beyond other herbs and medicines. Reishi for example, has been practically worshipped thanks to its reliability and effectiveness. All this incredible history was not based on pharmaceutical extraction or concentrating and isolating active components…it was based on simply making tea from them! Boiling them in water, simple hot water extraction.
So, what we have done with our extracts is to take a step back in time, to traditional methods using whole mushroom fruiting bodies cultivated on organic substrate. Our mushrooms are extracted by the traditional hot water extract and then mixed into a base of vegetable glycerine. Deliberately moving away from pharmaceutically manipulated extracts and back to whole, food state mushroom extracts, as it was done for centuries.
Cordyceps is one of the most amazing creatures on Earth. Apart from anything else, its life-cycle in the wild and how it grows and develops has even led it to be named “the zombie mind control fungus”! David Attenborough has made a television program about this incredible fungus!
Apart from the incredible way it develops in the wild it has a history of use by humans stretching back millennia. It is for example, one of the primary tonic herbs of the Chinese system of medicine, being famed for its restorative, energising and aphrodisiac effects! As with the other mushrooms the main active components are the immune stimulating betaglucans.
The history of this fungus is based on its close cousin Cordyceps sinensis, which grows mainly on the Tibetan Plataeu at 3000m to 5000m above sea level. Because of its limited range it has become quite rare and over harvesting has hastened its decline. Collection of this fungus is the single biggest earner for the population in the area and wars have been fought over the supply, with the majority sent to China for enormous sums of money. The other problem with Cordyceps sinensis is that it can not be brought to fruition when under human cultivation and the only products available are made from the mycelia, often with portions of substrate, rather than the whole fruiting body. However, the good news is that Cordyceps militaris is much easier to cultivate and contains more of the active constituents than Cordyceps sinensis. Our Cordyceps militaris is grown on wheat and rice and whole fruiting bodies are used in our glycerite.
So, power up your immune system and energy levels with this legendary fungus.