Myriad benefits on both innate immunity and adaptive immunity
Cordyceps were first discovered when local herders observed that yak, goat and sheep that had consumed cordyceps when grazing in the field became strong and stout. Then herders used the fungus powder to mix in the feed for cattle to increase their milk production. Through trial and error, the locals developed their own way of preparing cordyceps for human consumption; soak or boil in hot water or alcohol for a certain amount of time and at a certain temperature. Presently, practitioners use cordyceps alone or in combination with other medicinal herbs to treat a wide range of ailments ranging from cough and cold to cancer.
There are hundreds of active ingredients in cordyceps that have been identified so far. Among the active compounds that have been identified, Cordycepin is being studied most extensively as it has a broad spectrum of biological activities. Cordycepin inhibits the synthesis of purine. Too much of purine in the body will raise uric acid which can cause uric acid crystals to build up in joints and soft tissues resulting in gout. The potent antioxidants in cordycepin and its anti-inflammatory function can slow down ageing and occurrence of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, kidney diseases, sexual dysfunction, joint diseases, Parkinson’s and more.
Many studies show that cordyceps has strong anticancer properties. Cordyceps helps prevent occurrence of cancer by selective inhibition of RNA. By having this epigenetics capability, RNA will skip the parts of DNA where they will be transcripted into the formation of cancer. Cordyceps also induces apoptosis (cell death) in cancer cells. As we know, cancer cells are cells that have failed to undergo programmed cell death. The lack of expiry date of these mutated cancer cells allows cancer cells to survive longer and to accumulate in size. The ability of cordyceps to induce cell apoptosis makes the cancer cells weaker and less resilient in the body.
Cordyceps also has both anti-proliferation (stop cancer cell growth) as well as anti-metastatic effect (stop cancer advancement and spread) that aid in healing from cancer. The addition of cordyceps in Kiseki helps our body heal as it is like taking multiple targeted drugs to have cancer cell downregulation or cell activation in order to shrink tumours and reduce the occurrence of cancer.
Cordyceps is a well known adaptogen. It can assist the body in maintaining energy balance during times of stress. It is extremely beneficial for those who are under constant stress; be it emotional stressors from work and personal life, as well as physical stressors such as exhaustion of the endocrine system, long term exposure to toxicity, chronic inflammation, chronic infection, etc.. Cordyceps is also very effective for the recovery fromasthmatic and lung diseases. Cordyceps has direct influences how our cells make ATP (energy) and enhances the utilization of oxygen in all cells including the lungs. In fact, for the first time in 1993, the world knew about the tremendous oxygen uptake capacity of cordyceps after China’s Women’s Olympic Teamwere able to break 3 world records during the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Germany.
Kiseki has helped a lot of users with severe asthma problems and increased their energy levels as evidenced by the testimonials posted on our website.