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Cordyceps Cs-4 Capsules Shop Powder Alternative

The Cordyceps Sinensis Cs-4 strain is the only strain of Cordyceps that provides all active compounds found in Cordyceps mushrooms. Although Cordyceps is known for a wide range of benefits such as assisting with diabetes & enhancing athletic performance, its main use lies in Lung Health, especially respiratory conditions such as Asthma. 

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Lung Health




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Cordyceps Information

-Polysaccharides: 50%

-Beta D Glucan: 30%

-Fruiting Body Extract 

-Extraction Method: Water-Based

-90 Vegan Capsules each containing 500mg 

🥄 Preventative Dosage (you are being proactive): Take 4 capsules per day (½ month supply) 

🥄 Reactive Dosage (you are using Cordyceps for treatment): 6 capsules per day (2 week supply)


Recommended Dosage: 4-6 capsules daily

kJ(kcal) 1206                         (287)

                                                            % DV*

Total Fat  (g)                               2

          Saturated Fat (g)                0

Total Carbohydrates (g)          80

          Total Sugars (g)               0

          Added Sugar (g)                0

Dietary Fibre (g)                          0

Protein (g)                                13

Salt (g)                                        0     




INGREDIENTS: Cordyceps sinensis Cs-4 mycelium     |   Store in a cool, dry place.


What is the % of Polysaccharides?

Our Cordyceps contains 50% polysaccharides. 


What does the Fruiting body or Mycelium mean in the context of Cordyceps? 

A fruiting body is generally what you would visually recognize as a mushroom. It is fleshy, contains spores, and grows above ground or directly on the surface of its host, like a tree or old log. The mushroom's fruiting body comprises of a stem, cap, and gills, which are what the general populace would eat in a culinary dish, but in nature, it acts primarily as the reproductive component of a fungal system, dispersing spores and inoculating hosts. 

Mycelium is the main body and feeding membrane of a mushroom. It grows underground or within the host plant. While it might not look like much, the mycelium acts much like a complex network that can communicate with and adapt to its surrounding environment. Think of it like the roots of the mushrooms. 


Which one is better Mycelium or the Fruiting body? 

Fruiting bodies are considered “full spectrum” as they provide a wider array of the mushroom’s nutritional components. Fruiting bodies offer more minerals, including phosphorous, copper, zinc, and potassium. Fruiting body extracts also contain higher concentrations of vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin D, beta-carotene, and various B vitamins. 

Mycelium, on the other hand, was primarily created as a “cheaper” alternative that was quicker to produce. Mycelium unfortunately contains very little of the important compounds, vitamins, and nutrients of the actual mushroom. 

Furthermore, mycelium is not allowed to be considered a mushroom by the FDA, but many companies in the mushroom extract industry will hide this with clever labels.


Which one is Antioxi's made up of? 

The product is a 100% fruiting body extract. The extract provides a concentrated form of the glyconutrients and healthy components present in Cordyceps. The fruiting body is where the magic is. 


What is difference between Cordyceps powder and Cordyceps Extract? 

An extract is a preparation that results from taking raw plant material and applying a solvent to it, such as water or alcohol. The solvent causes the dissolvable compounds to be separated from the structural part of the plant or mushroom. Extracts contain high levels of the active ingredient a particular herb or mushroom is known for. 

Another advantage of extracts over raw herbs is higher bioavailability – a fancy term that means they are easier for the body to absorb and use. 


What are the different extraction methods? 

Currently there are 3 methods of extracting said nutrients: Water, Alcohol and Dual (both). 

A hot water extract is exactly what it sounds like – using hot water to dissolve water-soluble ingredients from raw herbs or mushrooms. The same process is undergone for Alcohol extraction where the water is substituted for alcohol. In some cases, it may be beneficial to use both water and alcohol extraction – a method referred to as a dual or double extraction. 


Which extraction method is better? 

When shopping around for mushroom supplements, it is beneficial to know what kind of extraction method is used for your specific product. This will ensure that you are getting a high-quality supplement that actually works. 

If you are looking for a Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Turkey Tail, Shiitake, or Maitake mushroom product, you should look for a hot water extract product. This is because their most important active ingredients – beta-glucans – are water-soluble. Using alcohol or dual extraction for these mushrooms is not desirable, because alcohol would cause some of the beta-glucans to solidify and be filtered out of the liquid. 

On the other hand, the Reishi and Chaga mushrooms benefit from dual extraction because they contain both water-soluble beta-glucans and alcohol-soluble terpenoids. 


Is it safe to consume during pregnancy? 

Generally speaking, if you are pregnant or trying to conceive, we recommend seeking medical advice before taking Cordyceps or any of our other products. 

Furthermore, to date, there has been no concerted investigation into the use of Cordyceps mushroom in pregnancy and lactation.

Your Cordyceps Benefits

- “Inhibits tracheal contractions and increases airflow”

Studies have shown that Cordyceps sinensis inhibits tracheal contractions and allows for increased airflow to the lungs. This is important for people with asthma. 

- “Treat Respiratory conditions”

There have been extensive human trials which demonstrated positive results in various respiratory illness, such as asthma, COPD, and bronchitis. Cordyceps is in fact most commonly used to treat respiratory conditions. 

- "Increases the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate"  

Studies have shown that Cordyceps can increase the body’s production of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Adenosine triphosphate is essential for delivering energy to the muscles.

- "immune response to viral infections" 

Studies have shown that the Polysaccharides in Cordyceps modulate the immune response to viral infections. The combination of enhanced immune response and interrupted viral replication makes cordyceps one of the most effective mushrooms for tackling chronic viral infections.

- "Prevent arrhythmias and lower levels of triglycerides" 

Research studies have shown that Cordyceps can benefit heart health by helping prevent arrhythmias and lowering levels of triglycerides and “bad” LDL cholesterol. 

- "Clinical Study: Heart Injuries from Kidney Disease Reduced" 

A study, performed on rats, found that Cordyceps significantly reduced heart injuries in rats with chronic kidney disease. Injuries to the heart from chronic kidney disease are believed to increase the risk of heart failure. Thus, reducing these injuries may help avoid this outcome.

Researchers have suggested, that these results can be as a result to the adenosine content of Cordyceps. Adenosine is a naturally occurring compound that has heart-protective effects.

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Reishi Capsules

Reishi is a polypore fungus belonging to the genus Ganoderma. The mushroom contains several molecules, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, which have been in the focus point for its many health benefits.

Reishi is a great addition to cordyceps, mainly due to its anti-inflammation qualities. Specifically the triterpenoids in Reishi reduce inflammatory response as well as inhibiting bronchoconstriction and excessive mucus production. Cordyceps and Reishi together combine well in treatment of lung and liver conditions as well as providing all-round adaptogenic support.

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