What is Cordyceps?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Cordyceps Ganoderma Extract

Cordyceps includes fungus that grows on caterpillar larvae. Both are contained in the product and consumed. Cordyceps is used for a wide range of conditions including fatigue, sexual dysfunction, coughs, and as an adaptogen or immune stimulant.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support immune health 4 2
Fatigue 1 0
General health 1 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 0
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cordyceps

Side effect Patients
Jittery feeling 1

Why patients stopped taking Cordyceps

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Cordyceps

Duration

Stopped taking Cordyceps

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cordyceps.