This is a 1 pound (16 ounces) bag of Cordyceps mushroom powder, consisting of activated Cordyceps mushroom mycelium preparation of the CS-4 strain. Other ingredients: organic myceliated brown rice. Mycelia are the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a network of fine white filaments. Organic brown rice is the growing medium, rather than sawdust or manure. The rice is consumed by the mycelia. It is not a filler. This is full disclosure regarding the ingredients.
Mushroom Harvest takes many steps to ensure purity and a high constituent content. They are also concerned about providing mushroom products in which the constituents are in a bioavailable form. The main constituents of mushrooms, the 1,3-Beta Glucans, are tightly bound to the cell walls and have a low degree of bioavailability in raw mushrooms. To overcome this and increase the bioavailability of the constituents, all of their mushrooms undergo a steam activation process that breaks down the cell walls and frees the 1,3-Beta Glucans from the chitin.
USDA Certified Organic: The mushrooms for this product are carefully grown, harvested, and processed at a certified organic farm and laboratory. To verify quality, each batch is sent to a third party analytical laboratory for testing. Made by Mushroom Harvest, Inc. in Ohio, U.S.A.
Cordyceps is now favored by Olympic athletes and training enthusiasts to improve physical performance and endurance.
To further maximize the potency of the cordyceps capsules, only the CS-4 strain is grown, which is the strain that has been used in half of all medical research about cordyceps and is the strain with the most thoroughly proven effectiveness. This full spectrum cordyceps powder has a minimum beta glucan content of 15%.