Cordyceps Sinesis

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Xiao Y , Huang X and Zhu J. (2008) Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial and assessment of fermentation product of Cordyceps sinensis (Cs-4) in enhancing aerobic capacity and respiratory function of the healthy elderly volunteers. Chin J Integr Med. 10:187-192.

PURPOSE: To assess the effect of Cordyceps sinensis (Cs-4) on the exercise capacity of healthy elderly people in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

METHODS: Thirty-seven healthy, elderly Chinese subjects were randomly assigned to receive either Cs-4 (3g/day) or identical placebo capsules. Their exercise performance was tested before and after 6 weeks of treatment with a symptom-limited, incremental work rate protocol on a cycle ergometer. Maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) was measured using a metabolic chart. Anaerobic thresholds (VO2 q ) were identified by two observers using plots of both VCO2 vs. VO2 and VE/VO2 vs time.

RESULTS: After taking Cs-4 for 6 weeks, VO2max (1.88 ±0.13 to 2.00 ±0.14 L/min;P = 0.050) and VO2θ (1.15 ±0.07 to 1.30 ±0.09 L/min;P = 0.012) were significantly increased, whereas after placebo application they were unchanged.

CONCLUSION: Cordyceps sinensis (Cs-4) significantly increased VO2max, oxygen uptake, aerobic capacity, and resistance to fatigue in human subjects.

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