Ancient Chinese medical books prescribed Cordyceps Militaris as a tonic because it was found to enhance energy, appetite, metabolism, strength, and improve sleeping patterns. This extract is used by athletes around the world for its cellular energy-enhancing properties.
There are many diseases and symptoms that can be treated using Cordyceps Militaris according to numerous experimental studies and clinical trials, including; lowering blood sugar levels, providing strong anti-inflammatory activity, and preventing the growth of certain cancers. It is also used to improve brain health, enhance the immune system, and protect against various sexual diseases such as HIV. Cordyceps is also believed to have antibiotic, antiviral, anti-fungal, and antimalarial properties.
Two of the most significant active ingredients extracted from Cordyceps Militaris that are responsible for the pharmacological activities are cordycepin, cordycepic acid ergosterol, mannitol and polysaccharides, . A large variety of nutritionally important elements are found in Cordyceps Militaris such as, essential amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, B12 and K, different medicinal important polysaccharides, proteins and carbohydrates.