One of the most used mushrooms in Chinese Medicine. The effects of cordyceps are attributed to the polysaccharides as B-glucans as well as cordycepin, ergosterols, and mannitol which may be responsible for an increase in ATP and oxygen utilization.
Cordyceps are an entomopathogenic fungus containing polysaccharides and B-Glucans, known to posses anti-inflammatory properties.
Cordyceps species have shown with recent research to hold properties such as: anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Cordyceps has become very popular with performance athletes in recent years because of the ability to increase ATP.