- Hand Cultivated – We source our Cordyceps from mushroom growers in the USA and it’s lovingly extracted at our farm in Gippsland, Victoria.
- Dual Extraction – Our Cordyceps mushroom is extracted using both alcohol and water, ensuring maximum bioavailability. Click here to read more about our unique extraction method.
- Infused With Native Botanicals – We combine our Cordyceps with Australian herbs and fruits for a unique and earthy flavour.
One of the world’s most fascinating medicinal mushrooms, Cordyceps (Cordyceps Militaris) is used to enhance energy, stamina, recovery and libido.
Incredibly, Cordyceps is a type of parasitic fungi that traditionally grows on the larvae of insects. It overtakes the host’s body, giving it the fierce title of “killer fungus”. In recent years mushroom growers have cleverly discovered how to hand cultivate Cordyceps ( without the use of insects - phew ).
The Cordyceps mushroom has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. Today, it’s celebrated for it’s potential to increase oxygen intake, ATP, metabolism, VO2 max and kidney function. Cordyceps is popular amongst athletes to boost endurance and aid recovery.
Our Cordyceps mushroom is hand cultivated in the USA. When it arrives at our farm in Gippsland, we blend it with a range of native botanicals, including Davidson Plum, Quandong, Strawberry Gum, Lemon Myrtle and Mountain Pepperberry. These are rich in vitamins and antioxidants and enhance the positive effects of Cordyceps.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the TGA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
Water, Alcohol (30%), Cordyceps, Davidson Plum, Quandong, Strawberry Gum, Lemon Myrtle and Mountain Pepperberry.
60ml Bottle (30 servings)
120ml Bottle (60 servings)
How To Use
Enjoy 2ml per day or 1ml twice a day. You can add Cordyceps mushroom to your coffee, tea, smoothie or main meal. It’s best to consult your doctor before using Cordyceps in your diet.
What is dual extraction?
When Cordyceps is consumed in its original form, the medicinal compounds are difficult for the body to digest. Dual extraction uses both alcohol and hot water to draw out the medicinal compounds - this enhances its effect on your body as it becomes more bioavailable.
Are there any side effects of Cordyceps Extract?
Cordyceps is considered to be a safe, well tolerated mushroom. Due to the limited research in humans – the long-term effects aren’t fully understood. Those with mushroom allergies should steer clear of our products.
Can children, pregnant women and nursing mothers use Cordyceps Extract?
As mushroom farmers, this is not our area of expertise. Due to the lack of research in this area, we recommend children, pregnant women and nursing mothers avoid our products or consult their doctor before incorporating Cordyceps products into their diet.
Is there any research on the health benefits of Cordyceps mushrooms?
While research is still in it’s infancy, there have been some promising studies on animals and humans. These studies are mostly done on two strains: Cordyceps Militaris and Cordyceps Sinensis. Take a look:
Hirsch, K. R., Smith-Ryan, A. E., Roelofs, E. J., Trexler, E. T., & Mock, M. G. (2017). Cordyceps militaris improves tolerance to high-intensity exercise after acute and chronic supplementation. Journal of dietary supplements, 14(1), 42-53.
Kumar, R., Negi, P. S., Singh, B., Ilavazhagan, G., Bhargava, K., & Sethy, N. K. (2011). Cordyceps sinensis promotes exercise endurance capacity of rats by activating skeletal muscle metabolic regulators. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 136(1), 260-266.
Chen, S., Li, Z., Krochmal, R., Abrazado, M., Kim, W., & Cooper, C. B. (2010). Effect of Cs-4®(Cordyceps sinensis) on exercise performance in healthy older subjects: A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 16(5), 585-590.
Chang, Y., Jeng, K. C., Huang, K. F., Lee, Y. C., Hou, C. W., Chen, K. H., ... & Chen, Y. S. (2008). Effect of Cordyceps militaris supplementation on sperm production, sperm motility and hormones in Sprague-Dawley rats. The American journal of Chinese medicine, 36(05), 849-859.