Cordyceps Mushroom Extract

Cordyceps militaris

Nammex Cordyceps mushroom is the actual fruiting body, processed by hot water extraction into a fine powder suitable for encapsulation or beverages.

Beta (1-3),(1-6)-glucansGreater than 25%
StarchLess than 3.0%
CordycepinGreater than 0.3%
Cordyceps Mushroom Extract
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Nammex Cordyceps is 100% Pure Mushroom

No added fillers, starch, grains or mycelium

Cordyceps Mushroom History

Wild Ophiocordyceps sinensis is a rare and expensive Chinese herb. It consists of a caterpillar and a blade-like mushroom body growing from one end. Its common Chinese name is “Winter worm, summer grass”. Due to the high cost of this herb, the Chinese produce the mycelium of this mushroom in liquid fermentation tanks. This pure mycelium product is primarily known as Cs-4. The authenticity of Cordyceps mycelium cultured from wild Cordyceps is not certain. Multiple cultures have been isolated from the wild Cordyceps, but none have actually produced the mushroom, a normal pre-requisite for determination of identity.

Cordyceps Mushroom Uses

A large body of research has demonstrated that Cordyceps militaris has similar active compounds and activities to C. sinensis. Today, it is being cultivated on substrates free from any insects. It is traditionally used for fatigue, general weakness, improved respiratory function and improved sexual function.

Proudly Made in China

In 1996, CEO and Founder of Nammex, Jeff Chilton organized organic mushroom production in China. That initiative paid off and today all Nammex mushrooms are grown or wildcrafted deep in the mountains of China by our Certified Organic production partners. Learn more about our growers in China.

Not All Medicinal Mushrooms Products are Created Equal

US lab-grown Cordyceps is mycelium grown on grain. Analysis has shown that US Cordyceps mycelium on grain has low levels of beta-glucan and very high levels of starch. Nammex only uses 100% organic fruiting bodies which are rigorously tested and guaranteed for active compounds. Learn more about the mycelia myth and the 10 Questions to Ask about Your Mushroom Supplement.

Active Compounds

Beta (1>3),(1>6)-glucans; Cordycepin

Product Attributes

Certified Organic; Kosher; Vegan; Gluten-free; Non-GMO

Cordyceps Mushroom Research

  • Paterson, R., Cordyceps – A traditional Chinese medicine and another fungal therapeutic biofactory? Phytochemistry 69 (2008) 1469–1495
  • Tuli, H.S. et al., Pharmacological and therapeutic potential of Cordyceps with special reference to Cordycepin. 3 Biotech (2014) 4:1–12 DOI 10.1007/s13205-013-0121-9
  • Hyun Hur, Chemical Ingredients of Cordyceps militaris, Mycobiology 36(4): 233-235 (2008)