Ophiocordyceps sinensis has traditionally been used to treat male sexual dysfunction and in vitro and in vivo studies have shown it to increase the level of male sex hormones1-3. Clinical experience with O. sinensis mycelial biomass confirms its benefits in this area when taken over an extended period.
O. cordyceps mycelial biomass (3g/day).
1. Regulatory mechanism of Cordyceps sinensis mycellium on mouse Leydig cell steroidogenesis. Hsu CC, Tsai SJ, Huang YL, Huang BM. FEBS Lett. 2003;543(1-3):140-3.
2. The in vivo effect of Cordyceps sinensis mycelium on plasma corticosterone level in male mouse. Leu SF, Chien CH, Tseng CY, Kuo YM, Huang B.M. Biol Pharm Bull. 2005;28(9):1722-5.
3. Regulation of steroidogenesis by Cordyceps sinensis mycelium extracted fractions with (hCG) treatment in mouse Leydig cells. Wong KL, So EC, Chen CC, Wu RS, Huang BM. Arch Androl. 2007;53(2):75-7.