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Cordyceps Triple Extract

Cordyceps Triple Extract

Cordyceps militaris




1:5 Triple extract mushroom supplement. Using 100% fruiting bodies grown, processed, and extracted on our farm in Bude, Cornwall, UK, by our qualified Biomedical scientist, Ellie. 

Extracted with cold water, high pressure hot water & Organic UK ethanol. No grains, fillers, or mycelium.

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About Cordyceps

The inhabitants of China, Tibet, Nepal and India have consumed Cordyceps species for centuries in order to adapt their bodies to difficult high mountain conditions such as low ambient temperature, high atmospheric pressure and reduced oxygen content in the environment. Traditional Chinese medicine recommends the use of Cordyceps species for treating several human disorders such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, disorders of the liver and kidney, cancers, diabetes, infectious and parasitic diseases and sexual dysfunctions (Jędrejko et al., 2021).

Carl Linnaeus described the Scarlet Caterpillarclub fungus in 1753, giving it the scientific name Clavaria militaris. Eighty years later, in 1833, German mycologist Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link (1767 - 1850) renamed it Cordyceps militaris, which to the present day remains its generally accepted scientific name.

The genus Cordyceps, part of the Cordycipitaceae family is one of the most diverse medicinal mushrooms with approximately 750 varieties and a plethora of medicinal benefits. 

Potential Actions, Some Known Compounds

Potential Actions:

  • Anti-inflammatory - (Yin et al., 2021)
  • Anti-oxidant - (Mirre & Portela, 2016)
  • Anti-tumour - (Mirre & Portela, 2016)
  • Immunomodulatory (immune balance) - (Yin et al., 2021)
  • Anti-microbial - (Mirre & Portela, 2016)
  • Anti-viral - (Mirre & Portela, 2016)
  • Anti-hyperlipidemic (Cholesterol lowering) - (Yin et al., 2021)
  • Hypoglycemic (lowers blood suger) - (Yu et al., 2015)
  • Neuroprotective - (Kim et al., 2019)
  • Energising (supports ATP production through cellular oxygenation) - (Hirsch et al., 2016).
  • Ergogenic (performance enhancing) & anti-fatigue activity - (Hirsch et al., 2016).
  • Hepatoprotective (liver) - (Ashraf et al., 2020)
  • Support kidney function - (Ashraf et al., 2020)
  • Pro-sexual - reproductive function & fertility enhancer - (Pohsa et al., 2020)

Known compounds:

  • Cordycepic acid (D-mannitol)
  • Cordycepin - adenosine derivative
  • Cordymin
  • Cordyxanthins
  • Cordycepene
  • Cordylan
  • Sterols

(Jędrejko et al., 2021), (Mirre & Portela, 2016), (Ashraf et al., 2020), (Stamets & Wu, 2002), (Pohsa et al., 2020).

Dosage & Use

Recommended Dosage:

1-2ml daily, either diluted in tea, coffee, water, food or taken directly from dropper to mouth. Do not exceed this.

NB. extract may lose some
efficacy/bioavailability with the addition of hot temperatures (adding to hot drinks) as the final product contains a cold water portion in its ratio. So ideally taking dropper to mouth.

Research has shown Cordyceps to benefit the following: 

Amenorrhoea, age symptoms, sterility, sexual dysfunction, tiredness, low sport performance, aching muscles, retroviral infections, renal failure, Hepatitis C, Cancer treatments (Lymphoma, bladder & kidney cancer), Cardiovascular health.

(Ashraf et al., 2020), (Hirsch et al., 2016), (Stamets & Wu, 2002), (Mirre & Portela, 2016), (Yin et al., 2021), (Pohsa et al., 2020), (Kim et al., 2019), (Yu et al., 2015)


Atlantic Fungi Co-op and it’s members make no claims as to the medicinal uses of their products for specific medical conditions. These are sold as food supplements.

All suggestions on this page are our interpretation of the current scientific literature. Where research has shown positive action, it is often achieved in clinical settings. Please do your own due diligence in researching information and consulting the appropriate medical professional.


  • Ashraf, S.A. et al. (2020) ‘Cordycepin for Health and wellbeing: A potent bioactive metabolite of an entomopathogenic medicinal fungus cordyceps with its nutraceutical and therapeutic potential’, Molecules, 25(12), p. 2735. doi:10.3390/molecules25122735.
  • Jędrejko, K.J., Lazur, J. and Muszyńska, B. (2021) ‘Cordyceps militaris: An overview of its chemical constituents in relation to biological activity’, Foods, 10(11), p. 2634. doi:10.3390/foods10112634.
  • Hirsch, K.R. et al. (2016) ‘cordyceps militaris improves tolerance to high-intensity exercise after acute and chronic supplementation’, Journal of Dietary Supplements, 14(1), pp. 42–53. doi:10.1080/19390211.2016.1203386.
  • Stamets, P. and Wu, Y.C.D. (2002) MycoMedicinals: An informational treatise on mushrooms. Olympia: MycoMedia.
  • Mirre, J.C. and Portela, C.F. de A. (2016) 12 medicinal mushrooms. Bora, Pontevedra: Hifas da Terra.
  • Yin, F. et al. (2021) ‘The cordyceps militaris-derived polysaccharide CM1 alleviates atherosclerosis in LDLR(-/-) mice by improving hyperlipidemia’, Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, 8. doi:10.3389/fmolb.2021.783807.
  • Pohsa, S. et al. (2020) ‘Effects of cultured CORDYCEP militaris on sexual performance and erectile function in streptozotocin-induced diabetic male rats’, BioMed Research International, 2020, pp. 1–10. doi:10.1155/2020/4198397.
  • Kim, Y.O. et al. (2019) ‘Neuroprotective and therapeutic effect of cordyceps militaris on ischemia-induced neuronal death and cognitive impairments’, Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 26(7), pp. 1352–1357. doi:10.1016/j.sjbs.2018.08.011.
  • Yu, S.-H. et al. (2015) ‘Hypoglycemic activity through a novel combination of fruiting body and mycelia of cordyceps militaris in high-fat diet-induced type 2 diabetes mellitus mice’, Journal of Diabetes Research, 2015, pp. 1–10. doi:10.1155/2015/723190.