Guide to Cordyceps: Nature’s Performance Enhancer

Guide to Cordyceps: Nature’s Performance Enhancer

Cordyceps, a fascinating type of fungus, is renowned for its unique ability to paralyse insects, altering their behavior and ultimately leading to their demise, as depicted in the game ‘The Last of Us’. However, it fortunately does not affect humans in the same way. (Our bodies are too hot for them to survive) Instead, cordyceps offers numerous advantages when consumed.

With its origins deeply rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, cordyceps has garnered attention for its array of health benefits, including boosting blood-flow, which improves energy and athletic performance (inc. erectile function lol) and supporting immune function.

In 1993, the Chinese women's Olympic running team shattered records for the 1,500, 3,000, and 10,000 meters, sparking curiosity and suspicion of steroid use. However, their coach dispelled rumors when drug tests showed zero traces of steroids and revealed that the team had been taking doses of cordyceps after each training session (nature’s steroid). 

It's crucial to prioritize supplements derived from Cordyceps militaris due to its higher concentration of the health-promoting compound cordycepin (3′-deoxyadenosine) compared to Cordyceps sinensis.

Explore the health benefits:

1. Enhanced athletic performance 

2. Increased libido 

3. Boost energy levels 

4. Help manage respiratory disease & asthma 

5. Support testosterone levels 

6. Lowers cholesterol & manages blood sugar levels  

7. Supports heart, liver and kidney function 

8. Improves skin health 

9. Helps treat and manage arthritis & hepatitis 

10. Anti-Tumour effects 

11. Help manage menopause 

Who should not take cordyceps mushrooms?

People with allergies to mushrooms or fungal products should steer clear. If you're on medication, have autoimmune disorders, pregnant or breastfeeding, or are undergoing medical treatments, consult a health care provider before consuming cordyceps mushrooms.

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