Cordyceps can be dried and placed in “00” capsules, in which the average amount of powdered mushroom/capsule is about 400 mg. So taking upto 2 capsules morning and evening for mild to moderate immune support and 2-3 capsules 3 times a day for specific immune-suppressed conditions is generally recommended.
Should you take Cordyceps before or after bed?
It should be noted, with importance, that cordyceps is not a supplement to take before bed. In fact, it can have the opposite effect that you want if you take it before bed as it has more of an energizing effect, which is why people often add it to their pre-workout regimen.
What is the best way to take Cordyceps?
Cordyceps are mostly found in capsule, powder and tablet form. Capsules or tablets can be a quick and convenient way to get in your daily dose , while opting for cordyceps powder can also allow you to experiment and add cordyceps into some of your favorite recipes.
It’s best to take cordyceps every day for a maximum of 2 weeks . After two weeks, only take it 3 to 4 times a week. In my experience, cordyceps has a cumulative effect, meaning the longer you take it the less you need to take it to experience the benefits. I like to take it on an empty stomach with this green tea.
People with bleeding disorders or who take anticoagulants (“blood thinners”) or anti-clotting drugs may need to avoid cordyceps as well. Taking them together may increase the risk of bleeding or easy bruising . This also applies if you are scheduled to undergo surgery.
However, more research is needed to determine if cordyceps has real benefit on human health. The best dose of cordyceps hasn’t been set for any condition . Quality and ingredients in supplements may vary widely. This makes it hard to set a standard dose. Some studies use 3 grams per day.
You might be wondering “Is Cordyceps safe to take during pregnancy?”
Lets see if we can figure it out! cordyceps is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken appropriately by mouth, short-term. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking cordyceps if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
While reading we ran into the question “Is Cordyceps an effective treatment for diabetes?”.
Cordyceps has long been used as a traditional treatment for diabetes in China. While there are few quality studies investigating these effects in humans, several animal studies have been conducted, usually with disappointing or inconclusive results.
Does Cordyceps have any side effects?
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cordyceps for these uses. When taken by mouth: Cordyceps is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken appropriately, short-term. It might cause mild side effects such as diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal discomfort.
A question we ran across in our research was “How does Cordyceps improve sleep?”.
Improves Sleep Cycles The compound cordycepin found in cordyceps is said to increase non-rapid eye movement via adenosine receptors . Non-REM sleep is also known as deep sleep, and this is the essential phase for muscle recovery and body restoration.
What are the side effects of Cordyceps?
Possible Side Effects Cordyceps is considered safe for short-term use. Some users may experience mild side effects, including stomach ache, nausea, diarrhea, or dry mouth . 7 Symptoms typically resolve once the treatment is stopped. Other have reported a lingering metallic taste after using a cordyceps product, which may take longer to resolve.
How do I use Cordyceps?
Use Cordyceps by adding it to your favorite beverage or taking it in capsule form . Real Mushrooms produces both forms and our powder is also hot water-soluble which means you can add it to hot tea without the worry of clumps forming. You can always double-up on the mushroom types you use, to maximize the variety of benefits you get.
How many types of Cordyceps are there?
There are 400 species of cordyceps, most of which are native to Bhutan, China, Korea, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. The most well-known medicinal species is Cordyceps sinensis (now known officially as Ophiocordyceps sinensis). The mushroom has a long, finger-like body and is usually a brown or orangish-brown color.
What are the health benefits of a Cordyceps mushroom?
Cordyceps is a type of medicinal mushroom said to offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Long used in traditional Chinese medicine, cordyceps is available in the United States as a dietary supplement.