CAS No: 73-03-0 Molecular Formula: C10H13N5O3 Molecular Weight: 251.24
Biological Source: Cordyceps
Physical Description: White crystalline powder
Melting Point: 230-231 °c
Loss on drying: ≤2%
Heavy metals: ≤10ppm Function:
Cordycepin is the main functional component in Cordyceps, one of the top three famous Traditional Chinese
Medicine. Nucleoside analog that acts as an anticancer and antifungal agent. Can be converted to 3'-deoxyadenosine triphosphate (3'-dATP), which inhibits ATP-dependent DNA synthesis. Inhibits growth of various tumor cells in vitro. It was reported to have wide range
functions, such as enhancing body's immune function, anti-aging, anti-fatigue, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and
anti-virus, androgen function, hypolipidemic(lose weight) and hypoglycemic effects.
US national Cancer Institute defines it as an anticancer drug that belongs to a family of drugs called antitumor
antibiotics. It has been used in various health products worldwide.