Which Cordyceps Supplement Is Best? Sinensis, Militaris, CS-2, or CS-4  

The question of whether Cordyceps mushroom pills or powder are superior arises when more and more of them start showing up on supermarket shelves. We're here to assist you sort through the expanding menu of Cordyceps products that have found their way from TCM to the mainstream in the United States in recent years.

Read this article to find out:

  1. Cordyceps and its variants 
  2. The positive effects of Cordyceps sinensis 
  3. What sets apart Cordyceps sinensis's two varieties? 
  4. Cordyceps militaris and its many advantages 
  5. Which Cordyceps kind is best for your intended effect?  
  6. Cordyceps: What Are the Varieties?

Cordyceps sinensis and Cordyceps militaris are the most common forms of dietary supplements containing cordyceps. Additionally, CS-2 and CS-4 strains of Cordyceps sinensis exist.

Recent studies show that each species and strain has its own benefits for reducing stress and improving performance.

To that end, what kind of cordyceps is most highly recommended?

You know, that really depends on what you want to accomplish.    

Enhancing Stamina and Resilience with Cordyceps Sinensis

Cordyceps sinensis is endemic to the hilly regions of Asia, including the Himalayas. For centuries, it has long been one of the most sought-after ingredients in TCM for its role in enhancing sexual performance and combating stress. Only lately have researchers discovered C. sinensis' useful properties:

  1. capacity to withstand physical stress In a well-controlled trial of older males, C. sinensis enhanced lactate threshold by 10% and ventilatory threshold by 8.5% above placebo in a well-controlled trial of older males.
  2. What this means is that C. sinensis led to a notable improvement in aerobic capacity.
  3. In addition, C. sinensis was found to greatly reduce weariness in rat research. Tension Reduction Multiple rat investigations have shown that C. sinensis mitigates the physiological impacts of stress by lowering inflammatory, thyroid, and adrenal responses.
  4. Although there are no human trials of C. sinensis available at this time, many users report feeling less stressed after taking it. Patients with liver and renal problems saw benefits after using C. sinensis.    

Cordycepin, an active chemical found in C. sinensis, and a special polysaccharide profile found in mushrooms, are suspected as the sources of the effects seen. Cordycepin and polysaccharide concentrations are also strain dependent. Both the CS-2 and CS-4 strains of C. sinensis are commonly found in dietary supplements.

Even though the CS-2 strain is harder to grow for commercial purposes, some supplement makers still sell it.

Our Cordyceps Strain CS-4 is taken from our facility in Tibet.



 Europe is home to Cordyceps militaris, a Sinensis cousin.

Although research on C. militaris is significantly less strong than that of other species, preliminary investigations show it may contain greater amounts of cordycepin than other species. Nonetheless, some promising research has been conducted: Researchers observed that administering an injection of a C. militaris solution had a rapid and potent antidepressant effect that persisted for days in rats.

Of course, you won't be injecting your cordyceps, and we humans might not get the same benefits. Cordyceps has been used as a mood enhancer for centuries in Asia, so it may actually work.

In terms of cordyceps, which variety is best for you?

The sort of Cordyceps you take should be chosen carefully to achieve your objectives. Want to improve your mode? You may give C. militaris a try.

Burned out from work stress? Maybe C. sinensis is the best option.

Reishi House cordyceps contains the C4 strain to help you excel in the gym, on the job, and in your personal life.

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