Many researchers have been going on lately on the effects of Cordyceps on heart health and the fungi have shown various positive results.
Cordyceps are approved in China for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia (a condition in which the heartbeat is too slow, too fast or irregular) by rectifying abnormalities in rhythmic contractions.
It was proved in a study that Cordyceps significantly reduce heart injuries in rats with chronic kidney disease. Injuries to the heart from chronic kidney disease are thought to increase the risk of heart failure, so reducing kidney injuries may help avoid this outcome.
Cordyceps contain adenosine which is a naturally occurring compound that has heart-protective effects.
Cordyceps also have a beneficial effect on cholesterol level as they decrease “bad” LDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol can raise your risk of heart disease by building up cholesterol in your arteries.
Cordyceps have been shown to decrease triglyceride levels in mice. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in human blood. A high level of triglycerides is linked to a greater risk of heart disease.
Thromboembolic disorders such as deep vein thrombosis, strokes, heart attacks are the root causes of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Recently clinical studies have shown that thrombolytic agents are plasminogen activators that convert proenzyme plasminogen to active plasmin which degrades fibrin alpha and gamma chains allowing the local activation of the fibrin degradation pathway which might be used in thrombolytic therapy. New thrombolytic agents avoid the excessive induction of the systemic fibrinolytic system. These agents reduce bleeding tendency induced by plasminogen activators like t-PA. This property provides an alternative to other expensive fibrinolytic enzymes used in human's age-related heart diseases.
Cordyceps extract decreases cardiac output to 60% in augmentation with conventional treatment of chronic heart failure.
It significantly decreases the viscosity of blood and fibrinogen level preventing myocardial infarction.
SUMMARY Cordyceps help to protect the heart by preventing arrhythmias, myocardial infarction and lowering blood viscosity, levels of triglycerides and “bad” LDL cholesterol.