Often, people new to natural health treatments find the range of beneficial products surprising. It is hard to imagine any health benefits coming from the cordyceps fungus that live off certain Chinese caterpillars. Many people brought up in western societies find the thought completely unappealing, but the Chinese take a different perspective. They value this fungus in many traditional medical practices. Cordyceps are also called Caterpillar Fungus, Caterpillar Mushroom, and Vegetable Caterpillar.
Cordyceps have great potential in the fight against serious disease. Hence the growing interest western medical researchers are taking in this odd fungus. Its antioxidant properties explain why cordyceps could be useful. Antioxidants defend cells from the damage free radicals cause. Although both substances exist in healthy bodies, factors such as bad eating habits, sedentary lifestyles, and air pollution can disturb the delicate balance between them. These days, the body's antioxidant stores often need reinforcement.
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