100% Pure Cordyceps militaris Fruit Bodies: Greater Potency and Benefits for Your Health

Mushrooms as medicinal dietary supplements are gaining in popularity, and with so many products now on the market, it can be tricky as a consumer to know if you are getting pure Cordyceps militaris. There are powders, pills, extracts, blends and dried fruit bodies to consider. It can be overwhelming with so many choices—but you can become a savvy consumer and learn the difference!

Discover the difference between fruit body and mycelium products, learn to know your source, and appreciate transparency in your mushroom supplier. At Mushroom Revival, we take out the guesswork by cultivating our pure Cordyceps militaris using organic methods, entirely in the USA. You can order some of our hand harvested, meticulously preserved fruit bodies by clicking below.

How to Tell If You Are Getting Pure Cordyceps

To ensure you are getting pure Cordyceps militaris, look to see if the product you are buying uses fruit bodies or myceliated grain. It is a less labor intensive process to grow cordyceps mycelium on grain, like rice, millet or wheat. However, the end product contains a significant amount of grain starches and sugars, which can artificially increase the beta glucan (polysaccharide) count in a product. The polysaccharides can have adaptogenic effects on our immune systems, so it’s best for the beta glucans to come from the mushroom and mycelium itself, not from the rice or millet.

Cordyceps militaris is capable of being cultivated, making it accessible to many consumers. However, Cordyceps sinensis can only be found wild through foraging. Cordyceps sinensis will appear in some products, but as it can typically cost over $20,000 a pound, it will not show up as a fruit body in products. The Sinensis mycelium used in these products is grown on grain and, compared to fruit bodies, contains much lower amounts of cordycepin and adenosine — analogues for ATP, the energy molecule used by the mitochondria in our cells. This is part of why pure cordyceps is so energizing, as fruit bodies contain the highest amounts of cordycepin and adenosine.

To better understand how to get the most out of your cordyceps, check out our blog. For the most potent product, we cultivate our own organic, pure Cordyceps militaris, and use only the fruit bodies in our tinctures and blends. You can see our whole line of tinctures here, from pure Cordyceps Tincture to our Mush 10 blend.

We all want to be conscious consumers, so read the fine print on the mushroom products you wish to consume!

For the Purest Products, Choose Mushroom Revival

Pure cordyceps has been used for centuries to help give athletes and regular people a boost in their everyday lives. Knowing you are getting premium, cultivated fruit bodies ensures you will get the highest amounts of cordycepin and adenosine. When ingested, cordycepin and adenosine impart energy to your body and can contribute to adaptogenic immunomodulation of your natural immune system — not artificially boosting you up, but naturally eliciting the best possible version of yourself. Be the best you possible!

Try one of our Mushroom Bundles, such as the Cooking Bundle, which gets you started with some pure Cordyceps militaris fruit bodies and our Mush 10 supplement. We appreciate your support! That is why for every product you buy from us, we plant one tree to help keep our planet healthy for future generations. 

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