Why should I take Cordyceps extracts?

Cordyceps militaris is a functional mushroom that has been scientifically proven to help with: 

  • Increase Endurance/Stamina
  • Improve Lung Health
  • Immune System modulator
  • Anti-Aging
  • Improves Liver and Kidney Health
  • Stress adaptogen

If you haven’t heard about this popular medicine before it might be because you were too young to know this; in 1993 the Chinese Woman National team made new world consecutive records for 1500, 3000, and 10000 meters track and field races. That led to a series of controversies because some international observers (all males) did not accept the fact that women could set such records without any chemical help. We know this is ridiculous. As reported in the Chicago Tribune that year I believe they are doing something chemically and that the results are not legal somehow," said Slaney, who once held U.S. records from 800 to 10,000 meters, set over a four-year period,  read the full article.

After so much pushback and harassment, the team’s coach revealed that they have been training very hard and the only “magic” was a herbal medicine made out of warms from the area. Guess what that herbal medicine was? Cordyceps Sinensis from the Ghost moth larvae is very common in the Himalayas. This situation led the world to notice the power of this old yet new herbal medicine and energy supplement.

If you are an athlete looking to improve Maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) on high intensity excercises you should consider using our C. militaris extracts, or if you are looking to modulate your immune system response, this is a great option as well. The level of benefits associated with the regular use of Cordyceps has been revealed throughout the years as more scientific research has shown strong evidence of the powerful healing effects of these mushrooms. We recommend you take a look at the following articles (12, 3)

What is a dual extraction? 

An extraction is one of the many ways to access all of the medicinal compounds of a mushroom or a plant that may not be bioavailable (or easier for the body to absorb) in raw form.   

Some extracts are the result of placing raw mushrooms or plant material in a solvent such as ethyl alcohol for a period of time and then simmering in water to complete the extraction.  This will make certain compounds dissolve in different phases by separating them from the anatomic part of the plant or mushroom.  The mushroom cell walls are mostly made of Chitin, α- and β- linked glucans. The β-Glucans and other Polysaccharides that have most of the medicinal properties become available when simmered in hot water for several minutes or hours.

Why dual extraction?

It’s used for mushrooms that contain both water-soluble and alcohol-soluble active ingredients. In a dual extract the substance is first extracted in hot water and then the remaining material is extracted again in alcohol, or vice versa.  The liquids are then combined from both extractions and the final shelf stable product is achieved.    

Why using Ultrasonic-Assisted Extraction?

 Our extratcts are carefully crafted using our optimized utrasonic assisted extraction method, targeting for Cordycepin (3'deoxyadenosine), and other important bio-active compounds such as beta glucans to enhance the therapeutic effects. When it comes to being effective at breaking down the science at the molecular basis, we are extemely commited to it! Our extraction method have shown an increased yield and efficiency when it comes to extracting Cordycepin. We have tested our extracts and we have reports that shows a concentration of 43 micrograms of 3'-deoxyadenosine per mililiter of solution. This is a great deal!

What are the ingredients in our extraction?

We take pride in the quality of our extractions and make them with only 4 ingredients:

  • Fully grown fruiting body (C. militaris) 
  • Fully myceliated brown rice (C. militaris)
  • Spirits
  • Water

No additives, preservatives or any flavor added. But we assure you our tinctures taste great! We taste them and use them every day for QA/QC. 

How do I use the extract?

Use 2-3 times daily by adding one full dropper directly under the tongue, in tea, coffee, juice, smoothies, or drink of your choice.

Where do you source your Cordyceps?

You probably have heard and seen pictures of the Cordyceps mushrooms growing from the insect’s bodies and yes this is how many cordyceps grow in the wild but NOT the ones that you will find in our product.  WE GROW our own Cordyceps militaris in a controlled environment on our brown rice blend which provides the perfect environment for these mushrooms to fruit. 

We take pride in offering you the highest quality products from start to finish!  Under high-demand periods we may outsource high-quality Cordyceps mushrooms grown locally in our area or in the United State by verified and validated growers.

Can I take the extracts while pregnant or nursing?

If you are pregnant or nursing we recommend that you consult your healthcare provider before consuming any of our extracts.  

Is it safe for children to take the extract?

Please talk to your child’s health care provider before giving them any of our products.

Does the extract contain caffeine?

No.  This product is caffeine-free!


Is the extract gluten-free and vegan?

Yes! Our products are both gluten-free and vegan.  Our facilities are not certified gluten-free but we try our best to avoid any possible contamination with gluten and take the necessary steps to make sure that we provide a clean, cruelty-free product for you and your family.



What's a reliable source where I can learn more about medicinal mushrooms? 

Here at Spore Light we like to recommend:

Pub Med.gov 

Make sure to place in the search engine the Latin name of the mushroom that you are interested in such as Cordycpes, Reishi, Lions Mane, Oyster Mushrooms, etc.

Common allergen information

If you have a mushroom allergy, we encourage you to talk to your healthcare provider before trying our products, they do contain mushrooms.

Our products are vegan, gluten-free but they are processed in a facility where there is the presence of Milk, Eggs, Shellfish, and Nuts.  We take the necessary steps to avoid contact with any possible allergens and take pride in the cleanliness of our production.

Could I have an allergic reaction to Spore Light products?

When consuming a product for the first time, there is always a possibility of an allergic reaction.  We recommend consulting your doctor or healthcare provider to make sure that our products are a good fit for you.  

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