What is the difference between Cordyceps militarisvs Cordyceps Sinensis?
Cordyceps militarisparasitizes on buried larvae and pupae of insects. Cordyceps Sinensis parasitizes larvae of ghost moths. Although both have the same bio-active compounds as each other, Cordyceps militaris has been shown to possess higher amounts of some than Cordyceps Sinensis
Who can take this product?
Both men and women. Children above the age of 18 years. It is particularly great for athletes and people with ailments as mentioned in the health benefits section.
Where does it come from?
From the specialized controlled facility in and around Karnataka.
What is your cordyceps grown on?
Organic brown rice grain. However, it is important to note, that unlike many other cordyceps products, the brown rice grain is not included in the final product. This is what often is called mycelium, but research points to this being inferior to simply use the fruiting bodies.
Is this gluten-free?
Although brown rice is used to grow the Cordyceps, there is no brown rice, nor gluten in the final product.
Who should avoid Cordyceps mushroom?
Individual with Auto-Immune Disorder, Pregnant and Lactating women, Prior and post surgery.
Are insects used in this product? Is this vegetarian or vegan?
No insects are used in the growth of these fungi. Instead, it is grown on grain. So yes, it is suitable for both vegetarians or vegans.
Do you have wild cordyceps, that are grown on insects, available?
We occasionally do make these rarer, and more expensive, cordyceps available to VIP members.
Do I take this product every day?
How long until this product works?
Depending on how sensitive you are to your body’s reactions you may feel the cordyceps effects immediately, or it may take up to four weeks to notice a difference.
Does cordyceps increase testosterone?
When it comes to testosterone, there are no human studies, but according to cell cultures and animal studies, there is a mechanism for it to assist testosterone production. Chances are that cordyceps may help with hormones indirectly.
Does cordyceps increase estrogen?
As part of a larger hormone regulatory function, they seem to conditionally boost testosterone and might increase estradiol under the same function. After all, testosterone is an estrogen precursor.
Does it lower blood pressure?
Cordyceps may lower blood pressure. Caution is advised in people taking drugs or herbs that lower blood pressure.
Does it increase energy?
Cordyceps appears to enhance energy levels in three ways – by raising ATP levels, by lowering levels of lactic acid, and by increasing insulin sensitivity.
Does cordyceps help asthma?
It has been shown to improve the functioning of the respiratory system and is beneficial for people suffering from cough, asthma, and bronchitis due to its properties.
Does cordyceps help diabetes?
Studies in mice reported anti-hyperglycemic effects. Since it may lower blood sugar levels, diabetics should check with their doctor to determine whether they can safely consume cordyceps.
Does it work for endurance?
Cordyceps became popular among athletes for this effect. There are some positive studies and some that don’t show much effect. This is mirrored anecdotally, where some people note great results, while others don’t. Try it out and see if it works for you.
Is cordyceps safe when breastfeeding?
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid cordyceps.
Is this safe for children?
The safety of cordyceps has not been established in young children. It is generally safe for children above five years of age to consume cordyceps as a tonic. However, it is best to consult with your child’s pediatrician before starting any supplement.
Can I take your products with other drugs or health foods?
Yes, you can, because our products are made of safe edible fungus. If you have any safety concerns, please consult a doctor or a pharmacist.
What effects does this product have?
The reported effects of our products include better sleep, improved appetite, good bowel movements, nutritional fortification, and rejuvenation. However, these reports are based on personal impressions, so the effects vary between individuals and cannot be guaranteed.
How long is the shelf life?
The expiration date is shown on the bottom of the outer package
I smelled something when I opened the package. What is this smell? Is it safe?
This smell is the distinctive odour of Cordyceps. It does not indicate a problem.
How quickly should the product be used after opening the package?
If the product is stored properly, you can take it right up to the expiration date. Our current customers take an average of 3 months to use up their products.
How can I use Nu_Prana products?
You can use Nu_Prana products in a variety of creative ways. For fast absorption, add directly to water, hot tea, coffee, nut milk or juice. They can all be used as a great base or addition to your smoothies, elixirs, raw desserts, in your baking recipes or simply sprinkled on your favourite ice cream, yogurt or cereal.
What are dual extracts?
Several Nu_Prana mushrooms have been dual-extracted. This means in the extraction process, we have utilized water and alcohol (organic non-GMO edible sugarcane alcohol) to extract the full-spectrum of constituents in the herb that has been scientifically verified to benefit human health. Alcohol is used to extract the adaptogenic terpenes (oil-soluble compounds) while hot water extracts the immune-modulating beta-glucans (water-soluble compounds).
Are there any other hidden ingredients in Nu_Prana products?
No, all of our single herb products are 100% just that. No fillers, additives, or excipients of any kind. The blends contain multiple herbs and superfood ingredients. They do not contain any chemicals, preservatives, or additives of any kind.
Will heat make Nu_Prana products less active and beneficial?
This varies depending on each herb. Most herbs have already been processed (extracted) using heat (hot water) which makes them perfect to add to boiling water or cooked meals such as soups and hot tea elixirs. However, we never recommend boiling them for too long.Other raw herbal powders (not extracts) such as Pine Pollen, for example, may be best taken or served in their raw state. Overheating these powders may result in a minor loss in nutrition.
I am pregnant or breastfeeding. Which products are best and safe for me and my baby?
Unfortunately, we are unable to give such advice since we are not doctors or licensed health care practitioners. We suggest directing any concerns you may have while you are pregnant or breastfeeding with your doctor before taking Nu_Prana
I am dairy and/or gluten intolerant, can I use Nu_Prana products?
Yes, Nu_Prana products are all gluten and dairy-free. If you are unsure about a particular product, please feel free to contact us at info@Nu_Prana .com or via the contact page.
Will Nu_Prana products cure me?
The principle of tonic herbalism is not to treat or cure any illness or disease. These superfoods are best when consumed over the long term to make our bodies stronger and more intelligent so we can better handle any stressful circumstances or impending ailments. Taking a brew of Reishi mushroom will not reverse your cold. It’s best to take these products consistently to increase your chances of avoiding such unwanted conditions.
Do you independently test for heavy metals?
Every batch of Nu_Prana herbs is tested for heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium), aflatoxins, pesticides, yeast, mould, E.coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus aureus. These reports are available to you at your request. We want you to always be aware of how clean your foods are. If you have any further questions regarding the quality of our foods please contact us.
It’s our commitment to proving that Nu_Prana products are from the purest, cleanest and most natural sources in the world, and are guaranteed safe to consume. If it’s not safe for us and our families to take, we do not sell it! That’s the bottom line.
I am on medication and/or have a pre-existing medical condition. Which products are best for me?
Unfortunately, we are not doctors or licensed health care practitioners. Therefore, legally we cannot provide any medical advice. We suggest consulting your doctor if you are concerned about taking Nu_Prana products alongside other medications.
How often can I use these products and dose?
These herbs are powerful nature-made substances. We believe it is more effective to consume them in small regular doses (every day if possible) over a long period. Recommended starting dosages are including in the additional info on each product page as well as on the back packaging. These herbs are also very safe to consume in high doses. We encourage you to experiment by modifying your dosage up and down based on how your body is feeling and how much you need to achieve the results you desire.
Are Nu_Prana mushrooms made from mycelium grown on grain?
No, Nu_Prana does not use cheap and ineffective mycelium grown in labs products. Nu_Prana mushrooms are made from 100% real mushroom fruiting bodies just like our ancestors used for centuries.
There is no residual grains, starch, mycelium, or fillers contained in our mushroom extracts. The only exception is with Cordyceps mushroom CS-4 which is liquid fermented mycelium, not mycelium grown on grain (science has not discovered how to grow Cordyceps sinensis fruiting bodies).
What are adaptogens?
The majority of tonic herbs contain properties that are defined as ‘adaptogenic'. Adaptogens are remarkable substances that have been known over centuries of use to help the human body adapt to stress, support normal metabolic processes, and restore balance. They increase the body’s resistance to physical, biological, emotional, and environmental stressors and promote normal physiologic function.
Adaptogenic herbs have been found to balance the body’s energies, endocrine hormones, modulate the immune system and allow the body to maintain optimal health. We all deal with stress every day, and our bodies strive to adapt and keep balanced and healthy. It’s very important to learn healthy stress reduction practices to maintain balance to lead a long healthy life. We can use adaptogenic herbs as tools to combat and eliminate our daily stresses and stay grounded.
What are medicinal mushrooms?
Superfood mushrooms, also known as medicinal mushrooms, are a kingdom of herbs that are very powerful health-promoting agents. There are hundreds of thousands of mushroom species in the world. According to ancient texts and scientific studies, close to 700 varieties are believed to have preventative and therapeutic properties beneficial to human health. People have been consuming superfood mushrooms for thousands of years for the many great benefits that they offer. Their power and incredible intelligence work to predominantly train, and to build and rejuvenate your immune system.
There are many compounds, constituents, and nutrients in superfood mushrooms that benefit human health, but the most well studied and tested are carbohydrate molecules called polysaccharides (long-chain sugars), more specifically beta-glucans, and the triterpenes. The polysaccharides and triterpenes are extremely beneficial to our health as they are believed to stimulate and strongly enhance our immune system. They work to increase T-cell activity, macrophage activity, natural killer cell and neutrophil activity. This is very important for any kind of pathogenic invasion or disease that may be taking place in the body where the immune system is called to respond. The triterpenes help modulate the immune response and have been reported to have adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive and anti-allergenic effects.
The superfood mushrooms contain anti-viral activity and have high antioxidant values comparable to resveratrol. They also act as prebiotics in the gut to help establish good flora in the body. They increase the good bacteria and suppress the bad bacteria, and support fungal overgrowth conditions like candida. Superfood mushrooms enhance our intelligence and wisdom, strengthen the mind, increase memory and prolong life.
These nourishing tonics help build the body's resistance, aid in detoxification, affect the blood, protect and support the functions of the Heart, Liver, Kidneys, Lungs, skin, and joints. Superfood mushrooms are powerful allies that help support and nourish life.
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