Cordyceps CS-4 in an optimal concentration | MycoMedica

Cordyceps (caterpillar fungus, Cordyceps sinensis) is one of the most valuable mushrooms in Chinese medicine. Choose the ideal ratio of polysaccharides, cordycepin, D-mannitol and other bioactive substances for the best results.
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Cordyceps CS-4
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Effects according to traditional Chinese medicine

  • replenishes Shen Yang (renal yang)
  • strengthens Fei Yin (pulmonary yin)        
  • transforms Tan (phlegm)
  • calms down Shen (mind)
  • supports Wei Qi (defensive qi)

Characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine

  • temperature – warm
  • taste – sweet
  • tropism – Fei (lungs), Shen (kidneys)
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Ideal composition, maximum strength and efficiency

In ancient China and Tibet, Cordyceps (caterpillar fungus, Cordyceps sinensis) has been one of the  most valuable mushrooms used for harmonisation of the body and mind. This parasitic fungus is a richsource of beta-glucan, minerals, trace elements and vitamins.

Thanks to biofermentation and subsequent processing with the method of hot-water extraction, we offer a high-quality extract from mycelium of cordycepsin the ideal active substances ratio for the best results:

  • minimal 30 % polysaccharides (it is 33-34 %)
  • 12-18 % D-mannitol (cordycepic acid)
Package Content: 90 capsules at 500mg extract - in gelatin or vegetable capsules (vegetable capsules are also suitable for vegans)

About Cordyceps

Cordyceps sinensis (Dongchonxiacao, yartsa gunbu caterpillar fungusOphiocordyceps sinensis) pertains to the genus cordyceps, which also includes Cordyceps militaris, Cordyceps liangshamensis and Cordyceps gunnii etc. (nearly 700 species have been discovered), it’s a sac fungi (Ascomycota), which is edible and parasitic. Its spores will stick to the surface of insect larvae and then fill the entire shell with its sclerotia, from which the ripe mushroom will grow. Cordyceps grows in altitudes above 3,500 metres and especially in the Tibetan moutnains and in the Chinese provinces Sichuan, Yunnan etc. The mushroom is gathered in the period between April and August. However, there aren’t many of them left in the wild. Over the past 25 years, its incidence has fallen by 90%, which of course has increased its value in the market, and so the mushroom is also cultivated artificially. The demand forCordyceps is mainly due to its effects on human health. The power of Cordyceps has been used in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine for thousands of years. There are stories, which describe how yak herders noticed a change in animals, if they grazed onCordyceps. Such animals were more vital, stronger, healthier and more potent. Written records about the mushroom can be traced back to 620 AD. The Western world only learned aboutCordyceps  in 1726, when it was introduced at a mycological conference in Paris. However, at that time, the Western world had no idea about the effects of Cordyceps. This changed, albeit much later,  due to the fact thatnbsp;in 1964, Cordyceps was officially registered among herbal medicines in Chinese pharmacology.




  • for health problems: 3–10 capsules per day (we recommend consulting your doctor or Chinese medicine practitioner)
  • for preventive use: 1–2 capsules per day 
  • we always recommend using it for 5 days a week and then skipping 2 days
  • take the capsules on an empty stomach (at least 30 minutes before meals or 60 minutes after meals), wash them down with water or weak green tea
  • Cordyceps shouldn’t be taken late in the evening, as it could prevent sleep
  • when using medicinal mushrooms, we recommend increasing your intake of vitamin C, which increases the absorption of active substances. For example, in the form of a Barbados cherry extract Acerola.
Warning: The product isn’t intended for children under 3 years of age, for pregnant women or breast-feeding women. Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage. Keep out of reach of children. The product isn’t intended to replace a varied and balanced diet. It doesn’t contain any ephedrine, caffeine, gluten, preservatives, dyes or sugar.

Products on this site are dietary supplements. These products are not medicines and they can’t be used to replace prescription drugs.


The foundations of MycoMedica stand on the following strong pillars:




Emphasis on the environment

Most of our raw mushroom material comes from China. Ecology isn’t often a priority for contemporary China. Therefore, it’s difficult, but at the same time necessary to seek absolutely pure nature untouched by industry for cultivation of medicinal mushrooms. MycoMedica mainly uses mushrooms grown in in the Fujian, Anhui and Jiangxi provinces, where there are areas virtually untouched by civilisation. Pesticides, heavy metals, microorganisms, moulds, radioactivity are a danger, which raw mushroom material must be protected against unconditionally.


Testing in Agrolab 

All the raw mushroom material we use to produce our mushroom products is tested before processing in  Agrolab, an independent German laboratory for more than 500 types of known heavy metals, pesticides and microorganisms that are harmful to humans. We are able to present these tests on request.

Classic tests conducted by the German lab. Agrolab have now been expanded with testing forpolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which have carcinogenic effects, which can affect fetal development and are also linked to cardiovascular diseases. See here. 

The final production of our products takes place under the strictest hygienic conditions in the Czech Republic. For our production, we use the standards ISO 9001/2009, certified HACCP and the system of quality IFS.


What more does MycoMedica offer?

We also offer free advisory services for our products.

When your order is over 2,000 CZ, shipping is free.

For larger orders, we have discounts:

  • when buying over 4,000 CZK, you receive an immediate discount of 5% from the total purchase (not applicable to wholesale)
  • when buying over 8,000 CZK, you receive an immediate discount of 10% from the total purchase (not applicable to wholesale)


Regular training

We train experts in mycotherapy, who can use our mushrooms effectively in their practice. We also hold international seminars on medicinal mushrooms, these are attended by leading experts on this issue.


How to choose the right product from medicinal mushrooms?

Powder or extract?

If we want to use as many active substances as possible from mushrooms, we must process them allowing them to disrupt the chitinous envelope of the mushroom cell. Humans don’t have the necessary enzymes to digest chitin, so they’re unable to release active substances from the mushroom cell wall during digestion and instead they excrete them from their organism.


Processing options:

a) decoctions

It’s possible to produce a decoction from dried mushrooms. However, this traditional method requires a large number of mushrooms to achieve therapeutic effects.


b) mushroom powder or biomass

Dried mushrooms are ground to a very fine powder. This partially disturbs the chitin envelope and the body is then able to extract active substances from the mushroom.


c) extracts 

We can break the chitin barrier using gentle extraction with hot water and extract the maximum  amount of active substances from the mushroom. In the case of most kinds of mushrooms, it’s also necessary to perform condensation using ethanol at the end of the extraction process (the so-calleddouble extraction ), as some active substances are water insoluble.


Extraction is the most optimal method for processing mushrooms for medical purposes. This is why the overwhelming majority of medical studies are conducted with extracts and not with mushroom powder.

The main, although not the only active substances of medicinal mushrooms are polysaccharides (mainly β-(1, 3)-D-glucans). While dried powder contains about 0.5‒3% polysaccharides, our extracts contain 30%.

Another good argument for the use of MycoMedica mushrooms is that a great many doctors and Chinese medicine practitioners are working with our products and they’ve had only the best experience with them. Seehere.

We also use MycoMedica products in our doctor’s office, so we have everyday feedback on their beneficial effects.


What to look for when choosing

Some companies use entirely common raw mushroom material for processing, in order to achieve a higher percentage of polysaccharide content. Common labs won’t recognise the difference. However, this raw material has minimal therapeutic effects. If indeed, it has any at all. Together with our German colleagues, we have been testing all raw mushroom material, so that it contains only high-quality mushroom polysacharides..

Some Chinese companies, in order to achieve microbiological purity of extracts, expose mushrooms to the effects of radioactive radiation, which destroys microorganisms. We emphasise that MycoMedica products aren’t exposed to radiation in in any phase of production.


Verified raw materials

Some Chinese manufacturers don’t respect traditional manufacturing practices. For example, mushroom drying must be done slowly and in sunshine. This is why it’s so important for us to cooperate only with proven growers and processors of raw mushroom material. We don’t use any unverified raw material in our products.


We don’t take our motto QUALITY - SAFETY - EFFICIENCY lightly. Thanks to this, we have gradually become the most important East European producer of products from medicinal mushrooms.


Share your experience with medicinal mushrooms with others. Everyone, who sends us their experience (to, will receive one pack of vitamin C for free within his/her next order. Thank you:-)

Petra L., Cheb


Chtěla bych tímto poděkovat panu Schirlovi za radu ohledně hub. Byla jsem hodně vyčerpaná a vystresovaná z práce. Přes dva měsíce beru dvě houbičky Cordyceps a Reishi. Únava je asi o 90% lepší. A mizí i další drobné problémy, které mám...

Marie K., Plzeň

I was very exhausted after childbirth. According to my Chinese medicine therapist, my yang of the kidneys was exhausted and I only had a little blood. He recommended Cordyceps and Reishi from MycoMedica. I already started to feel better after a few days. Today, after about three months of use, I feel almost like I did before giving birth, full of strength and energy. Thank you.

Josef T., Písek

I have only been using Cordyceps from MycoMedica for 2 months and I am already feeling its effect. I have a lot more energy. And above all, my libido has strengthened... This was the main reason for me to give Cordyceps a try.

Petr W., Ostrava

Cordyceps was recommended to me by a friend, who was also trying to solve prostate problems. Mr. Schirlo in the Advisory Centre recommended that I use it together with the Maitake mushroom. I don’t go to the bathroom so often, I sleep all night. And I have a lot more energy...

Kateřina H., Zlín

I had frequent bladder inflammations. Mr. Schirlo explained to me that I have weakened kidneys (i.e. the Chinese kidneys, as he wrote) and he recommended using Cordyceps. Although before that I had to deal with this problem almost every two months by means of antibiotics, now I haven’t had it for 6 months. He also advised me to make some changes in my diet. Many thanks.

Marek V., Prague

I work as a director of a multinational company. After a busy working period, when I was practically unable to come home from work, I was completely exhausted, I was unable to do anything, I didn’t feel like doing anything new. Exhaustion was on both a physical level and mainly on a mental level. This is exactly how the burnout syndrome is described. I tried using the Cordyceps medicinal mushrooms. The effects were noticeable within two weeks. I have already been taking it for almost half a year and I feel very good.

Jana P., Břeclav

I bought MycoMedica Cordyceps for my mum, who has long-term problems with her heart and breathing. She now feels much better. We will definitely continue using it.

Božena N., Česká Skalice

I swear by this excellent Cordyceps. I am always taking it before winter and during winter, because I suffer from inflammation of the sinuses. I started taking it last winter. There was a slight improvement, then I started taking it again in September last year and I had no inflammation of the sinuses this winter at all. Thank you.

Petra S., Třeboň

Since childhood my son was often sick. He caught every bacillus or virus around him. Now he uses Cordyceps treatments several times a year and all illnesses avoid him.

Jiřina V., Poděbrady

I suffered from long-term incontinence. I also went often to the bathroom and I was very tired. All of these symptoms have virtually disappeared after six months of using Cordyceps. I have been taking 2 capsules in the morning. I am always taking them for 5 days a week and then I take a break for 2 days.

Petra S., Liberec

I used to have cold feet and I used to feel cold all the time. Now I have been taking Cordyceps for 3 months and it’s much better. I don’t feel like my feet are frozen anymore and I don’t go to the bathroom so often.

Pavel Brýdl, Trutnov

During preparation for the Czech Marathon Championship in skymarathon, I started to use Cordyceps from MycoMedica mainly in order to strengthen the immune system and minimise the possibility of a training breakdown. Cordyceps also helps me to shorten the phase of regeneration after performance during hard training and so it improves my overall performance… I believe that Cordyceps also helped me to win the silver medal, which I brought from the championship…

Karel Š., Březno

I devote myself to top cycling and Cordyceps together with Coriolus (sometimes I also add Reishi) help me to increase my performance and shorten the phase of regeneration after the competitions. I’m taking the mushrooms long term in lower doses and I always increase the dosage before competitions.
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