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Why do people take cordyceps?

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In Chinese medicine, people take cordyceps as a daily treatment for good health. However, we don't have much research about whether cordyceps has health benefits.

The best dose of cordyceps hasn’t been set for any condition. Ask your doctor for advice.

From: Cordyceps WebMD Medical Reference

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 Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 13, 2017

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 Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 13, 2017

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