Our Cordyceps sinensis is derived from a master strain of Cordyceps sourced from Nepal. The powder contains both mycelium and primordia (young fruit body) cultivated into a biomass that is grown on a sterilised (autoclaved) substrate.
This cultivation process ensures the powder is free from contamination by other fungi and that pesticides and heavy metals are absent. The cultivation system is proprietary, allowing for standardised production of Cordyceps sinensis. The powder biomass is then sealed in plastic containers.
Unlike Cordyceps sourced from the Far East the MRL raw material is not harvested from dead caterpillar but rather is grown on a sterile culture medium. Thus the possibility of contamination by harmful bacteria or fungi is eliminated.
Manufacturing Process of Cordyceps-MRL
The Cordyceps sinensis is processed under the same rigorously controlled conditions that are applied to the manufacture of a conventional pharmaceutical. This ensures that each tablet contains 500 mg of the standardised Cordyceps product.
The tablets are film coated to protect them from moisture, thus preserving the quality of the product and ensuring a long shelf life.
After passing quality control testing the tablets are released for use. The choice of additives used in the production renders these tablets suitable for Kosher or vegetarian use.
All products are manufactured to pharmaceutical GMP standards in the United Kingdom (ML 10324).
The fungal biomass Cordyceps sinensis that comprises Cordyceps-MRL is certified 100 Organic in the United States by Quality Assurance International (Certificate No. 103491-A).
Chemical and Biological Proprieties
Each Tablet of Cordyceps-MRL contains
Cordyceps sinensis - biomass powder 500 mg
Cordyceps-MRL-Enzyme Activity Per 750 mg Tablet
Protein content 8.4 mg
Reducing sugars 265.6 mg
Protein-bound polysaccharide 82.1 mg
Peroxidase activity 57.2 mU
Protease activity 5.6 mU
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity 77.1 mU
Cytochrome P-450 0.25 nmoles
Cytochrome P-450 reductase 4.14 mU
Secondary metabolites (Thrombin inhibitors)
Vegetable Magnesium Sterate