The impact of sex on human life is often not positive. Issues like lack of arousal and inability to procreate can turn sexual beings into sexual consumers. With so many natural ingredients purported to improve sex either directly or indirectly, let’s look at the most notable one - Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis).
Little has been reported on Cordyceps, a bright yellow, worm-like fungus originating 5,000 metres above sea level in the Tibetan highlands. But this tiny, twig-like mushroom has some incredible powers you may just find of interest…
The lore that comes with Cordyceps stretches as far back as ancient Chinese/Tibetan medicine and as recently as 1993. When Chinese track athletes took six of nine possible medals at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, their coach credited their success to an elixir containing the fungus.
Cordyceps’s nutritional benefit can be explained through the context of traditional Chinese medicine. Its ability to increase the Yang and nourish the Yin would explain much of the sexual health–related benefits of Cordyceps. Its kidney Qi-strengthening could also account for some of these actions. Western medicine is now attempting to validate some of these points, including kidney function. Contemporary scientific research does support cordyceps for kidney health, and the fungus is already a common treatment for kidney failure. Kidney failure has been linked to potential for reduced sex drive, and since this organ is responsible for hormone production, Cordyceps’s effect could translate into improvements in sexual health.
Growing science behind Cordyceps and a potential for increasing oxygen capacity around exercise further serves the argument that Cordyceps could support that other type of exercise. In 2010, a study on 20 adults found cordyceps to delay accumulation of lactic acid (a direct cause of muscle burning) during exercise. This study adds to what is already a wealth of animal and human studies confirming a recognizable benefit to exercise, yet still trying to explain the precise mechanism behind function. Some researchers speculate it could have something to do with Cordyceps’s natural antioxidant content.
Other studies have explored theories like Cordyceps for improving fertility in women, and promoting sexual function (by reducing erection and mounting latency) -and with early success. More research is warranted before we have any conclusive evidence.
According to science, double-blind, placebo-controlled human studies with men and women have also shown improvements relaying to hypo-sexuality issues.
Cordyceps offers a natural and powerful alternative to libido-enhancing pharmaceutical drugs, proven in many studies and used by various cultures worldwide to treat male impotence, improve erectile function, sperm production and stamina, and increase sexual desire in both men and women. As well as being a natural stimulant, used by those in the know as a substitute for caffeine and other more harmful energy-boosting substances, Cordyceps can do wonders for your sex life!