Cordyseps Sinesis is a nutritionally rich mushroom that is harvested in high mountain regions, Cordyseps Sinesis have been used for centuries in herbal remedies designed to help combat respiratory disorders, colds, and liver damage among other things. It can help to relax the smooth muscles of the blood vessels allowing them to expand more freely, improving blood flow and the functioning of the heart and lungs. This ability, combined with its capability to improve oxygen utilization (by up to 40%), contributes to its ability to reduce fatigue, shortness of breath, alleviate asthma symptoms, and reduce muscle soreness. It has been shown to improve Liver Function and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Several scientific studies have confirmed Cordyceps ability to significantly enhance Natural Killer (NK) cell activity in both normal as well as leukemia-stricken patients. Its impressive influence on immune functions have led to the widespread clinical use of Cordyceps products in patients with altered immune functions.
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