Cordyceps (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:Cordyceps Sinensis, CordyMax
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Suggested Dosing

3 g/d fermented in tea

1050 mg extract BID-TID

Standardized to 0.14% adenosine

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Suggested Uses

Stimulant/tonic/adaptogen

Enhance athletic performance

Strengthen immune response; treatment of liver disorders

Efficacy

Insufficent reliable evidence to rate use in chemotherpay, aminoglycoside induced nephrotoxicity, cyclosporine induced nephrotoxicity and hepatitis B

Possibly ineffective for athletic performance

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Lactation, pregnancy

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: N/A

            Lactation: N/A

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Stim WBCs and interleukins; possibly cytotoxic to cancer cells

            Increase ATP level in cells

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