MST Cordygen5 write-up
- 04-24-2007, 03:32 PM
MST Cordygen5 write-up
Millennium Sport Technologies
Cordygen5™ incorporates 100% organic, highly concentrated extracts of five strains & four species of cordyceps for maximum oxygen utilization, cellular energy, stamina and ATP production. Cordygen5™’s oxygen utilization enhancing effects have been touted by many users as a natural, legal and effective alternative to EPO.
Cordygen5™ is the strongest performance enhancing cordyceps product on the market and may provide up to 30% increases in ATP and up to 40% increases in oxygen utilization. Cordygen5™ is perfect for anyone who wants to increase their ATP levels but doesn’t want to consume creatine due to its common side effects. Cordygen5™ is also ideal for anyone who is a non responder to creatine products but still wants reap its benefits. The added bonus is the tremendous increase in oxygen utilization that Cordygen5™ provides. Cordygen5™ will allow all athletes, amateur or professional to break through their aerobic and anaerobic plateaus, maximizing strength and endurance. Whether you are a bodybuilder, powerlifter, martial artist, triathlete, cyclist, runner, swimmer, skier, snowboarder, hunter, climber, wrestler, golfer, tennis, football, basketball, hockey or baseball player, you’ll maximize your gains and performance with Cordygen5™.
Cordygen5™ is a pure, solid state fermented, super potent blend of extracts from four strains and five species of cordyceps including Cordyceps Sinensis Alohaensis Hybrid, CS4 strain Cordyceps Sinensis, Cordyceps Militaris, Cordyceps Sobolifera and Cordyceps Ophioglossoides. The Cordyceps Sinensis Alohaensis Hybrid strain contains the highest HEAA (Hydroxy Ethyl Adenosine Analogs) levels ever measured and biological active ingredient levels 5.3 times higher than the best wild collected samples. The potency of the Cordygen5™ cordyceps blend comes from the proprietary combination of cordyceps strains and the way these strains are cultured and extracted.
Almost all cordyceps strains are cultured in a process called liquid cultivation or fermentation. This process uses a liquid substrate to grow the cordyceps mycelium in a very speedy 5-18 days, yielding low levels of active constituents. The cordyceps mycelium is then harvested by filtering out the liquid medium, drying it and grinding it into a powder. By filtering out the liquid medium many of the quality compounds secreted by the cordyceps are lost. It is usually further processed using hot water or solvents resulting in the loss of nearly 90% of the active constituents of which it had few of to begin with due to the fast liquid culturing process.
Cordygen5™ is grown using a solid state (solid substrate) or biomass method. This is a much slower culturing method where the cordyceps is grown on a sterilized solid medium such as organic grain. The cordyceps is allowed to consume the solid substrate while being subjected to temperature and gas changes (O2 and CO2) to simulate its native high altitude conditions. This process typically takes between 22 and 24 weeks (nearly 6 months) before the cordyceps is ready for harvest. When the cordyceps mycelium is ready to harvest it has consumed more than 98% of the solid medium in which it was cultured on. The residual substrate is then removed yielding 100% pure, super potent cordyceps material with extremely high concentrations of active constituents from every facet of its life cycle. The cordyceps is then extracted to increase it’s potency up to 20X. This process allows Cordygen5™ to exceed the potency of other cordyceps products on the market by up to 95%.
For Thousands of years Traditional Chinese Medicine has used cordyceps to support healthy kidney, lung (respiration) and heart function, low male and female libido, fatigue, immune disorders, for general health and appetite and for promoting longevity. Tibetan Sherpas use cordyceps to enhance energy production and oxygen utilization when climbing Mt. Everest. In 1993 the Chinese Women’s National Track Team used cordyceps to set nine world records, three by staggering margins. In this country its use has been researched for it’s enhancement of energy production with applications in athletic performance and fatigue. Cordyceps has been clinically proven to enhance ATP production, increase oxygen utilization, improve VO2 Max, increase SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase) activity, support immune function, support healthy kidney function, support healthy cholesterol levels, protect the liver and improve glucose metabolism*. One study even suggests that cordyceps may improve testosterone production in leydig cells.
As an adult dietary supplement, take one caplet three times daily or 45-60 minutes prior to weightlifting or endurance activity. Cordygen5 may be taken with food.
Q: How does Cordygen5™ differ from Cordyne3?
A: Cordygen5™ is formulated to be a very potent stand alone product where Cordyne3™ is formulated to work synergistically with the other ingredients in the Kreaceps™ and Citruvol™ products to enhance their performance. Cordygen5™ is a very potent concentrated extract of four strains and five species of cordyceps where Cordyne3™ is a full spectrum non-extracted product containing three strains.
Cordygen5™ = Super Concentrated Extract
Cordyne3™ = Full Spectrum
Q: What should I expect from Cordygen5™?
A: You should expect to see significant increases in oxygen utilization, endurance and strength in as little as one daily dose. Your anaerobic and aerobic endurance and threshold should increase. Your aerobic and anaerobic recovery time during exercise, weightlifting or endurance activity should be quicker. Your ATP regeneration time should be shortened leading to more muscular strength with longer durations until failure. Expect up to 30% increases in ATP and 40% increases in oxygen utilization. Simply put, you won’t hit the wall!
Q: What should I take with Cordygen5™?
A: Cordygen5 is a welcome addition to any supplement stack where you are looking to increase intensity and endurance. Cordygen5™ is formulated to be completely compatable with Kreaceps, Citruvol, Carnage, CEE-HCL-3000 or Ragnarok. Additional protein is always a must when using Cordygen5™ as training more intensely can lead to fatigued muscle with serious micro trauma that needs proper protein intake to recover.
Q: Who can benefit from Cordygen5™?
A: Any athlete who needs more strength, endurance and oxygen utilization. Cordygen5™ is formulated to have applications in every sport. Cordygen5™ enhances all aspects of athletic performance.
Q: Is Cordygen5™ safe?
A: Yes, Cordygen5™ is completely safe and non-toxic.
Q: Is Cordygen5™ legal?
A: Yes, Cordygen5™ is 100% legal and is not currently banned by any sport sanctioning body!
Q: I’ve read a study on cordyceps regarding cortisol production. Does Cordygen5 increase cortisol levels?
A: No! Cordygen5 does not increase cortisol levels. It can actually decrease cortisol levels slightly due to its potent adaptogenic properties. The cordyceps subsessilis species (where cyclosporin comes from) is one that can increase cortisol levels and we do not incorporate the subsessilis species into our products in any way. The cordyceps species in Codygen5 are not catabolic in any way.
Q: How do Cordygen5’s immune stimulatory effects differ from other cordyceps products?
A: Cordygen5’s effects on the immune system are much stronger than other cordyceps products on the market due to using multiple species (including hybrid) with the culturing and extraction process. The solid substrate (BioMass Method) method of culturing allows the cordyceps to grow at is leisure accumulating all of its active constituents throughout its natural life cycle. This makes for a much higher glyconutrient content which has a more profound and positive effect on ones immune system.
Q: Does Cordygen5 have any negative side effects?
A: Technically, NO! Cordyceps is very anti fungal and anti microbial. People with candida overgrowth will find that cordyceps will kill off candida and cause die off symptoms. These die off symptoms usually manifest as loose stool or diarrhea with a mild headache. If you experience these symptoms while taking cordyceps it’s a sign of an underlying but easily manageable candida problem. We suggest discontinuing the Cordygen5 and undergoing a candida cleanse before resuming.
Q: How much Cordygen5 can I take?
A: It really depends on your needs. There are elite athletes that consume 9-12 caplets per day for short periods during competition without any side effects. We recommend starting with the 3 caplet serving for a couple of days and working up from there. If you aren’t partaking in serious endurance activities then 3 caplets per day is sufficient for most people. As with any supplement more isn’t always better.
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05-12-2008, 08:56 PM
I've been reading a lot of studies on cordyceps having compounds that have a molecular structure similar to that of LH and many tests have shown cordyceps to stimulate testosterone production.
From what I've seen and read, IMO dosing Cordygen 5 at a high dose (9 caps/day) for a couple weeks immediately after a cycle would definitely be a GREAT natural alternative to Clomid or HCG for jumpstarting test levels.
One could probably dose it normally to minimize shutdown while on a mild cycle.
Freedom means nothing here.
05-19-2008, 06:12 PM
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05-20-2008, 12:21 AM
great product. tried a sample of it, muscles felt light and fresh throughout WO and after. Chest felt clean and open. Led to an overall great WO.
definite 2 thumbs up
08-05-2008, 08:03 PM
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11-29-2009, 02:37 PM
Also, is the ULTRA that much better?!?! Confused as to which I should try.
If I take this too late, any sleepign issues??
"Typical" caps/day amount???
11-30-2009, 10:55 PM
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12-07-2009, 06:06 PM
I like CT suggestions,
If I use C5, I usually roll with 3pills in the a.m. and I actually combo that with 3caps of CV02 pre-workout.
Just adding, not trying to step on toes
12-30-2009, 02:39 AM
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01-24-2010, 07:19 PM
i've been highly interested in this product for a quite a while. i've been waiting to start my training geared towards the police fitness test which involves a lot of calisthenics and endurance work (e.g. running) and i'm thinking this just might be what i need to enhance my efforts. my co-worker tells me he loves this stuff. he can go for 2 miles and once hes done he doesn't even feel fatigued or like he even ran two miles for that matter.
i'm looking to start tomorrow with my calisthenics training (pyramid pull-ups, timed push-ups and timed sit-ups) along with HIIT training. i have faith this product will compliment my efforts and training.
sounds like a solid product. good work MST
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