POWER OF THE 'CORDYCEPS SINENSIS' MUSHROOM
is gaining fresh attention since the Chinese track coach revealed
his athletes' secret supplement.
for World Records
looking for a supplement that will give then an edge over their
competitors have experimented with everything from amino acids
to steroids in their quest to be the best. Chinese
athletes have begun using cordyceps supplements to improve their
speed and power, and the results are hard to ignore - these athletes
are breaking world records and leaving their competitors in the
dust. At the Stuttgart World Championships last August,
Chinese women runners took gold medals for the 1,500-, 3,000-,
and 10,000-meter events. At the Seventh Chinese National
Games the following month in Beijing, these women broke three
world records, including cutting 42 seconds of the previous world
the 10,000 meter race.
All drug tests administered to the record-breaking
Chinese track team proved negative, and the International Amateur
Athletic federation ratified the new world records.
coach of these amazing athletes expects his runners' performance
to be even more spectacular at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
And the secret, he says, is cordyceps - a completely natural herb
which is free of harmful substances.
Uses for Cordyceps
comes from Western China, in the regions of Sichuan, Tibet and
Qinghai. It is also cultivated in Hong Kong and the Cameron
Highlands in Malaysia. Because of its isolated, severe habitat,
gathering the cordyceps is a difficult and expensive procedure.
has long been a main stay of traditional Chinese herbal medicine.
For over 5,000 years it has been used to provide energy, improve
health, and treat so many ailments that it has been classified
as a "life extender". Unlike some Chinese herbs
meant only for men or only women, cordyceps can be taken by both
is used as a rejuvenator, to increase energy levels and help people
with hectic lifestyles. It is known as a remedy for weakness
and fatigue, and is sometimes taken as a aphrodisiac or a cure
for impotence. Often cordyceps is combined with ginseng
and royal jelly to make a "vigor and vitality" tonic.
China it is often prescribed for the elderly to ease general aches
and pains since it is thought to strengthen bone marrow
and skeletal muscles. Chinese Physicians also use
cordyceps to strengthen resistance to infections, treat colds,
and nourish the kidneys and lungs.
is used to ease a wide range of respiratory ailments. It
is prescribed to reduce cough and phlegm, shortness of breath,
bronchial discomfort, childhood asthma, and blood-tinged sputum.
Asian herbal medicines are becoming increasing popular, and they
have attracted a following among people in search of natural health
tonics. Cordyceps is gaining fresh attention since the Chinese
track coach revealed his athletes' secret supplement; its popularity
extends even to Western countries.
medical scientists have now become interested in Cordyceps.
Currently researchers are investigating its use as an immunopotentiating
agent in treating cancer and immunodeficiency.
from The Secret Weapon of Chinese Athletes,
by J. Paul Anderson
New Editions Health World 1995.
nutrition for endurance & recovery
Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Calcified Seaweed, Ganoderma
Lucidum Extract, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Maltadextrin,
Pseudostellaria Heterophylla Extract, Opdodry NS Yellow,
Stearic Acid, Ginger Powder, Croscamellose Sodium, Gynostemma
Pentophyllum, Silicon Dioxide.
Take one to three tablets morning and night. If involved
in intensive athletic or exercise programmes take six to
ten tablets two or three times a day.
- 60 tablets
NOW - £23.99
code - 1860GB
Gold is a nutritional supplement with the potential to enhance
energy and endurance. Cordyceps, the key ingredient, is a
grass-like mushroom from Tibet and was originally discovered
around 1,500 years ago by herdsmen who noticed the energy
effect of cordyceps on their livestock. Neways’ researchers
have combined cordyceps with other invigorating herbs to make
Ming Gold, a powerful nutritional product, which may provide
the strength and stamina necessary for active living.
cardiovascular system health.
immune system health.
respiratory system health.
cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range.
back to Sports Nutrition