Modern science has confirmed that
kidney health is indeed
critical for the overall health of the body. Kidneys failure is
often linked to problems occurring in other organs and systems
to diseases and common ailments.
High blood pressure, fatigue, impotence, joint and back
pain, even ringing in the ears can all be symptomatic of
Many regard kidney health as the key to longevity.
And Marvlix, Elixir Industry's proprietary production of Cordyceps
sinensis, is the key to kidney
While we don't have a complete
understanding of the reasons that Cordyceps has such a remarkable effect on kidney
health, scientists have made great progress in this regard over the last 10 years.
In 1998, Dr. Zhou and his team discovered that the renal
health-enhancing potential of Cordyceps may come from its ability to increase
17-hydroxy-corticosteroid and 17-ketosteriod levels.
Chronic renal failure is a
life-threatening condition that often affects the elderly.
In a 1992 study of 51 patients with chronic renal failure, Dr. Guan
and his colleagues found that the group of patients receiving 3-5
grams of Cordyceps sinensis per day showed significantly improved
kidney function and overall immune function, as compared to the
Patients with kidney problems often suffer from
proteinuria and anemia. In a study involving such patients,
a 15% decrease in blood pressure
was observed after one month on Cordyceps. Urinary protein was also significantly reduced. In
addition, an increase in superoxide dismutase was observed and documented. The
study further suggested an increase in the free radical-scavenging
capability of oxygen in the bloodstream, which would result in reduced oxidative cellular damage.
In another clinical study, 57 patients with gentamicin-induced
kidney damage were treated with 4.5 grams of Cordyceps per day
or by other, more conventional methods. After six days, the Cordyceps
group had recovered 89% of normal kidney function,
while the control group had recovered an average of only 45% of normal kidney
function. The time-to-recovery was also significantly shorter in the
Cordyceps group as compared to the control group.