Like you, I’m a big believer in vitamins and herbs. I watch medical and health journals for breakthroughs… because I’d rather use an herb or nutrient than a drug to promote health any time.
Today, I’d like to let you in on a little secret. It’s an herb that’s overdue for a breakout. And its list of benefits is huge.
This herb is especially useful for promoting healthy sexual function in men. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The herb is called Cordyceps. It’s a small family of fungi with off-the-chart health benefits. An article in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology listed several…
- Promotes healthy immune response
- Packs a powerful antioxidant punch
- Helps fight inflammation
- Inhibits abnormal cell growth
- Kills invading germs
- Promotes healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Supports nerve function
- Fights the effects of aging1
And animal studies suggest Cordyceps may have even more health benefits in store.
In a 2004 study, animals given Cordyceps showed better memory and learning ability. It also boosted the activity of SOD – a powerful antioxidant – in the brain, liver and red blood cells.2
Chinese scientists tested Cordyceps on a group of animals they’d chemically aged. After taking Cordyceps, the animals showed better memory and learning ability. Their blood levels of oxidized fats – a major cause of clogged arteries – dropped. And, their levels of several antioxidants shot up. Plus, they showed improved sexual prowess.3
In another study, testosterone production in mice went way up with Cordyceps – in as little as 3 days!And it worked just as well for older mice as young ones.4
A second way Cordyceps may boost sexual performance is its vasorelaxant effect. That’s just a fancy way to say it supports blood vessel flexibility.
Doctors in a university study tested this effect on animals. Cordyceps extract promoted lower blood pressure. It also boosted release of nitric oxide – the chemical your body uses to keep arteries flexible.5
And in a story carried by CNBC, researchers reported Cordyceps may help trigger genes linked to aging to “reset.”6
Until recently, Cordyceps was rare – it grows naturally only on certain Asian caterpillars. Now scientists have figured out how to grow it in the lab. So don’t be surprised if you hear a lot more about this amazing herb in the next couple of years.
Yours in continued good health,
Best Life Herbals Wellness Team
1 Ng, T.B. and Wang, H.X., “Pharmacological actions of Cordyceps, a prized folk medicine,” Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Dec 2005; 57(12): 1509-1519.
2 Wang, Y.H., et al, “An experimental study on anti-aging action of Cordyceps extract,” Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. Aug 2004; 29(8): 773-776.
3 Ji, D.B., et al, “Antiaging effect of Cordyceps sinensis extract,” Phytotherapy Res. Jan 2009; 23(1): 116-122.
4 Huanga, Y.-L., et al, “In vivo stimulatory effect of Cordyceps sinensis mycelium and its fractions on reproductive functions in male mouse,” Life Sciences. Jul 16, 2004; 75(9): 1051-1062.
5 Chiou, W.F., et al, “Protein constituent contributes to the hypotensive and vasorelaxant acttvtties of cordyceps sinensis,” Life Sciences. Feb 2000; (66)14: 1369-1376.
6 “New Studies Show Significant Anti-Aging Benefits of Cordyceps Chinese Mushroom Improves Youthful Genetic Expression.” CNBC.com. Oct 7, 2010.
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