Cordycep Sinensis Safety
Answered by: Richard Alan Miller
Question from: Tiffany Warren
Posted on: January 24, 2008

How safe is it to use this product? Are there any side effects?

Cordyceps sinensis HEAA (hybrid) is classified by FDA as a food, not a drug. And, it is further classified as GRAD (generally recognized as safe) = no toxins, no toxicity. The primary "side effects" is an increase in energy, as oxygen is released on a cellular level.

Complete technical and clinical information:

And on the hybridization process is at

Over eating it or taking too much too soon can cause loose bowl and gas. That can be eliminated by eating ginger, celery, or even papaya -- enzymes to digest the more exotic proteins. It takes time for your body to adapt to these proteins, so most begin with 1 gm per day. If you take it at night, there is a possibility of not being able to sleep.

On my website, under "EVENTS", there a number of streamed radio interviews, where I discuss the use of this special mushroom. Go to

George Halpren’s new book "Healing Mushrooms" is probably the best written on the subject. That book is available from OAK.

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