Scarlet Cordyceps is a mushroom with a long history in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine which has recently gained the attention of the Western world. This unique fungus is parasitic in nature, preying upon caterpillars and other insects, although in modern times cultivation methods have been adapted to use plant-based substrates as a growing medium instead of insects.
Scarlet Cordyceps is renowned for its capacity to naturally boost energy, strength, stamina, mood, cognitive function, and libido. In Chinese medicine, it is known as a kidney Qi tonic and is closely associated with adrenal health. Scarlet Cordyceps is also known as a lung Qi tonic that supports oxygenation of the body, and therefore has been used by alpine communities to protect against altitude sickness. Like other medicinal mushrooms, Scarlet Cordyceps contains unique polysaccharides beneficial to immunoregulation, but also terpenes and other alcohol soluble compounds that provide numerous therapeutic benefits. These additional attributes include counteracting inflammation and supporting the regulation of dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline.
Helvetia’s mushroom spagyric extracts are dual extracted to achieve a full spectrum of both water and alcohol soluble active compounds.
Helvetia’s SCARLET CORDYCEPS spagyric extract is packed in vegan, enteric-coated capsules. These are specially designed to remain intact as they pass through the stomach and its acids, thus allowing the body to maximize absorption of the active compounds in the intestines. This delivery system significantly increases bioavailability as compared to conventional capsules or solid extracts.