Cordyceps Mycelia Extract 4:1
Product Code: CRDMYCX4

Introduction
Mushrooms are a flavorful and nutritious food group. Good sources of B-Vitamins: Thiamine, Riboflavin and Niacin. They contain all the essential amino acids. Mushrooms have also been used for thousands of years as some of the most effective, yet benign, of many plants that formed the oriental herbal tradition. Garuda International offers more than ten species of the highest quality mushroom extract powders available in the world today. Some are certified organically grown and some have standardized levels of active compounds. These are perfect powdered materials for formulating dietary supplements and natural cosmetics. Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis), a small club-shaped fungus that grows on insect larvae, is said in ancient herb books to strengthen the energy of life and to built the gate of vitality. Mycelium Mushrooms are the fruiting body of a fine root-like network called mycelium, which is the actual fungal organism. Mycelium is capable of, and efficient at, producing medicinal compounds by itself, especially polysaccharides. Because of this, mycelia products are on the cutting edge of new product development and are revolutionizing the medicinal mushroom industry.

Applications
Capsules, tablets, teas

Characteristics
Also called carterpillar fungus, it takes its chinese name-winter worm, summer grass-from the fact that it grows on the larvae of carterpillars that inhabit the ground in winter. Today, cordyceps can be grown in culture without the use of insects. Culturing provides an abundant, clean supply of cordyceps that would otherwise be too costly for most people to afford.

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