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Mushroom Extracts

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

These mushroom extracts have so many health benefits and can help you become stronger!

What is 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 Ultrasonic-Assisted Extraction?

Our extracts are carefully crafted using our optimized ultrasonic-assisted extraction method, targeting Cordycepin (3'deoxyadenosine), and other important bioactive compounds such as beta-glucans to enhance the therapeutic effects. When it comes to being effective at breaking down the science at a molecular basis, we are extremely committed to it! Our extraction method has shown an increased yield and efficiency when it comes to extracting Cordycepin. We have tested our extracts and we have reports that show a concentration of 43 micrograms of 3'-deoxyadenosine per milliliter of solution.

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. Spore Light assures you that your 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 Cordycepts mushrooms growing from the insect's bodies and yes this is how many cordycepts grow in the wild but NOT the ones that you will find in our product. Spore Light grows 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 States by verified 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 healthcare provider before giving the ay of our products.

Does the extract contain caffeine?

No. This product is caffeine-free!

Is the extract gluten-free and vegan?

Yes! All of Spore Light's 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.

Common Spore Light Questions

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

Here at Spore Light, we like to recommend Pub Med.

Make sure to place in the search engine the Latin name of the mushroom that you are interested in such as Cordyceps, 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 since they do contain mushrooms.

Our products are vegan and gluten-free but they are processed in a facility where there is a 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.

Can 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.

What are the shipping rates?

Shipping is calculated at the checkout. At we offer Free Shipping on orders over $50 in the USA.

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