How Cordyceps helps treating cancer?

How Cordyceps helps treating cancer?

Investigations revealed that the insect's fat content--specifically, its high levels of oleic acid, which may be required for cordycepin synthesis--was the key to producing cordycepin, not its protein content.


The amount of cordycepin produced by the Cordyceps fed on a poor-performing insect meal increased by 50% with the addition of oleic acid.


These findings provide encouragement for scientists looking for novel treatments for debilitating diseases, as the medicinal potential of cordyceps mushrooms is hindered by the challenge of manufacturing cordycepin in the lab.


We can use the strength of these extremely hungry Cordyceps to accelerate the discovery of new drugs if we know what to feed them.


It contains various bioactive ingredients including cordycepin. Cordycepin, also known as 3-deoxyadenosine, is a major compound and has been suggested to have anticancer potential. The treatment of various cancer cells with cordycepin in effectively induces cell death and retards their cancerous properties.

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