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Cordyceps has significant health benefits including being one of the best substances an asthmatics can include in their diet; a well-regarded tonic to help with recovery from long-term or significant illnesses; and an aid to increase sexual vitality. 

People's Herbs Empowered Cordyceps Formula is a combination of 3 forms of Cordyceps sinensis; an alcohol-precipitate extract, a full-spectrum powder of the research strain CS4, and full-spectrum powder of hybrid Cordyceps mycelium, creating a well-rounded formula; high in polysaccharides and easy to absorb.

100% Certified Organic
Grown & Manufactured in the USA

Each 500mg capsule contains a proprietary blend of:
315mg Hybridized Cordyceps Mushroom
(Cordyceps sinensis mycelium / Certified Organic) 

150mg CS4 Cordyceps Mushroom
(Cordyceps sinensis mycelium / Certified Organic) 

35mg Cordyceps Extract
(Cordyceps sinensis mycelium / Certified Organic) 

Other Ingredients:
Gelatin capsules (Hypromellose, kappa-Carrageenan), silicon dioxide 

Directions
Take 1 capsule 2-3 times per day or as directed by your healthcare provider.

More about People's Herbs Empowered Cordyceps:
If an award were given to the strangest medicinal substance in the world, the winner no doubt would be Cordyceps sinensis, dong chong xia cao (“winter  
worm, summer grass”). What can one say about a fungus that grows out of the  
head of a subterranean caterpillar? It sounds like a science fiction story. 

As strange as that all appears, stranger still is how significant Cordyceps is as a  
medicinal substance. First written about in the Tang Dynasty, but likely used for  
a much longer period of time, this mushroom occupies an elevated position in  
Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese cuisine—so much so that wild-harvested  
Cordyceps is worth much more gram for gram than gold! Entire communities  
in Nepal, Tibet, and parts of China depend on the income from the sale of  
wild-harvested Cordyceps. As one can imagine with that much money at stake,  
overharvesting in remote regions is a tremendous problem and threatens the  
long-term survival of the fungus in the wild. 

In 1972 Chinese scientists successfully isolated and were able to grow out four strains of Cordyceps. In truth they  were not “true” Cordyceps but rather anamorphs, related species. The fourth of these strains, thus called CS-4,  proved commercially viable. Over a period of years the Chinese government sponsored many clinical trials with this  fungus, and finally in 1988 it was approved as an official medicine. They called it Jin Shui Bao. Many of the Chinese  studies conducted in this period and afterwards can be found in a book by an Australian MD, Georges M. Halpern, Cordyceps, China’s Healing Mushroom.  
Cordyceps burst on to the sports scene in August 1993 when the Chinese women’s track team broke world records  in the 10,000, 3,000, and 1,500-meter races in Germany. Drugs were suspected, but no evidence of doping could  be found. Instead the Chinese coach insisted that the explanation, beyond the obvious talent of the runners, lay in the Cordyceps they consumed regularly. Overnight serious and “arm-chair” athletes around the globe wanted to add  Cordyceps to their training regimens. The price for this fragile and precious substance exploded and the gold rush was on. 

How is Cordyceps best used and for which conditions is it appropriate? 

Traditionally Cordyceps has a number of  important uses that make it invaluable in the modern world. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 7.4%  of American adults and 8.6% of American children suffer from asthma, totaling 24 million people. This debilitating  condition is a virtual epidemic. Each day ten Americans die from asthma. Since the early 1980s, the incidents of  asthma in the US African American population are at a much higher rate than any other group.  
As it turns out, if we follow traditional indications, Cordyceps is one of the best substances these asthmatics can include in their diet.

Since we are dealing in many instances with children, it is important to note how safe Cordyceps is to consume. It is best thought of as a food; indeed fine Chinese restaurants might well have various Cordyceps  soups on their menu. It can be given to even very young children. Lab and clinical studies utilizing enormous doses for extended periods yield no adverse effects. And its long history of traditional use also supports its safety profile.

Cordyceps is also well regarded traditionally as a recovery tonic. In China it is often employed to help people recover from long-term or significant illnesses. In these cases typically a soup would be used. (Empowered Cordyceps  capsules can be simply opened up and added to soup. The Cordyceps taste is bland, so that it goes unnoticed as an  ingredient.) It is thought to have a particularly strengthening effect on kidney and lung function. Chinese research has substantiated these traditional indications. 

Sexual debility is an ever-increasing issue in modern life. One need only watch television to note the many drug ads for pills to elevate sexual performance. In the U.S. it is estimated that 5% of 40 year-old men and 15-25% of 65 year old men have erectile dysfunction. This is another area, along with its role on the training table of athletes, where  demand is driving the overharvesting. The sex drive is so central to one’s sense of well-being that people will pay  a king’s ransom for a product that holds out hope for remedying the loss of sexual vitality. And Chinese studies do  seem to indicate there is some hope for help with Cordyceps, even when consumed in a modest dose. 

The CS-4 used in People’s Herbs Empowered Cordyceps is the same CS-4 strain researched so thoroughly in  China, but we use material organically grown in the U.S. in a state-of-the-art facility. Our Empowered Cordyceps also  includes a hybrid Cordyceps sinensis strain grown organically in the West. Now growers are able to grow out a hybrid  Cordyceps sinensis that is in fact superior to the wild-harvested Cordyceps when measured on multiple parameters.  In fact this unique hybrid strain is patented! It must be stressed that this is normal hybridization, NOT genetic  modification. This hybrid Cordyceps is used in our product. 

We are often asked the question as to why we put more than one Cordyceps strain in our capsules. 1972, when the  CS-4 strain was first identified and successfully grown, was a long time ago and the science of Cordyceps cultivation  has advanced enormously since then. The differences between CS-4 and this hybrid strain are actually enormous.  Of course we know from published Chinese research that the CS-4 alone would be a helpful product for people, but that is already widely available from dozens of companies worldwide. And the hybrid strain has also been shown to  have significant health benefits. They are both tried and true performers. We sought to combine these two in our one product, so as to offer maximum benefit to our customers. T

he result is truly the best of East and West—the best  hybrid Cordyceps sinensis developed here in the U.S. and the well-researched CS-4 strain developed in China, but  now grown here with superior certified organic methods. There is simply no better, no wider spectrum of Cordyceps product on the market, and all the ingredients are certified organic!

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