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How does cordyceps interact with other medicine?

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  • Interactions. If you take any medicines regularly, talk to your doctor before you start using cordyceps supplements. Cordyceps could interact with blood thinners, diabetes treatments, and drugs that suppress the immune system.

Supplements are not regulated by the FDAthe same way that medicines are. They are treated as foods and do not have to prove that they are safe or effective before being sold on the market.

SOURCES:

Fundukian LJ ed, , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: About Herbs: "Cordyceps."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Cordyceps."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Cordyceps."

Cochrane Database Syst Rev:  " Cordyceps sinensis (a traditional Chinese medicine) for treating chronic kidney disease."

J Diet Suppl: "Cordyceps militaris Improves Tolerance to High-Intensity Exercise After Acute and Chronic Supplementation."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 5, 2020

SOURCES:

Fundukian LJ ed, , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: About Herbs: "Cordyceps."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Cordyceps."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Cordyceps."

Cochrane Database Syst Rev:  " Cordyceps sinensis (a traditional Chinese medicine) for treating chronic kidney disease."

J Diet Suppl: "Cordyceps militaris Improves Tolerance to High-Intensity Exercise After Acute and Chronic Supplementation."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 5, 2020

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