Jarrow Jarrows Formulas Cordyceps $10.39 US

Jarrow Jarrows Formulas Cordyceps

  • 60 capsules
  • CS Powder 1,000mg
  • Polysaccharides: <10%
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The seller claims that Jarrow Organic Cordyceps is cultivated from the wild Cordyceps strain found at high altitude in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal and is harvested at the mycelium stage of growth.

Unfortunately, it is very hard to believe that Jarrow Cordyceps is harvested in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. Presently this fungus has been under threat of extinction due to its high market price and over-exploitation. In addition, to be harvested at high altitude in the Himalayan Mountains, the Cordyceps must be harvested by hand. Considering the rareness of wild Cordyceps Sinensis and the harvesting cost, the truly wild and organic mushroom will not cost $10 US (the Jarrow Organic Cordyceps selling price).

In addition, the active elements of Cordyceps are polysaccharides and cordycepin. The extraction of cordycepin is a quite complicated and expensive process. Just to give you an idea, I summarize the extraction process as follows:

Approximate 1.0 g dried powder of Cordyceps sinensis extracted with 10 ml solution of water and methanol (90:10, V/V) in a 25 ml centrifuge tube it was then placed in an ultrasonicator for 30 minutes and then centrifuged. Supernatant was collected and residue obtained after centrifugation was re-extraction was two times and exact 25 ml volume was made. Above extract was filtrated through a 0.45 μm filter in to a 1 ml vial and 10 μl injections was made in the HPLC.

The concentration of polysaccharides and cordycepin in Cordyceps powder is very low, which makes the product much- much less effective.

The manufacture process of the Cordyceps extract is quite expensive and the higher the polysaccharides concentration the higher the costs. If you want to buy a quality product that will be effective and taking 1 to 2 capsules will be sufficient to stimulate immune response and restore normal functions of the body then you have to check the percentage of polysaccharides and amount of Cordyceps extract per capsule.

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