Cordyceps mushroom are a type of fungus that grows in high altitude regions of the Himilayas, Tibet and China. Although Cordyceps have gained popularity in recent times, they have actually been used for centuries in ancient Chinese and Tibetan cultures. It is said that Chinese emperors prevented those in lower classes from taking Cordyceps as they believed its powers were only allowed for nobility.
These days Cordyceps are now recognised as a natural performance enhancer. But first what actually is a performance enhancer? It can be any substance that gives you a mental or physical boost or improvement. These can range from synthetic (and often illegal) substances to something as simple as your morning coffee or a nutritious diet.
Cordyceps have gained popularity particularly in the athletic community. Back in 1993 Cordyceps gained worldwide attention when Chinese female runners achieved records in 1500m, 3000m and 10000m. Naturally everyone was interested in knowing all about their training and competition preparation. Interestingly their coach attributed their impressive performance to a diet regime containing Cordyceps.
But how does Cordyceps actually improve performance?
It is thought this is through its ability to increase energy production, improve oxygen uptake as well as its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Increased Oxygen Utilisation
Cordyceps have been shown to improve VO2 max levels which is essentially the maximum amount of oxygen that a person can utilise during intense exercise. It is one of the best indicators of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. Cordyceps helps to improve VO2 max which helps the body transport oxygen to muscle cells which can improve athletic performance and endurance especially during high intensity exercise.
Increased energy production
Studies have shown that Cordyceps can increase the body’s production of ATP which is the primary energy source for the body during exercise. This increased energy production can help to improve endurance and reduce fatigue during prolonged exercise.
Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory properties
Cordyceps is packed with antioxidants which are protective against free-radical (cell damaging) formation in the body. The anti-inflammatory properties are also thought to help recovery time after exercising by reducing inflammation and muscle soreness.
If you’re an athlete looking to improve your athletic performance or simply looking for a way to improve your energy and endurance Cordyceps mushrooms are definitely worth considering. Cordyceps are a simple, natural and effective way to improve your overall health.Incorporating Organic Cordyceps Militaris mushroom extract powder into your diet is super easy:
- Add it to your smoothies: Simply add a teaspoon of Cordyceps mushroom powder to your favorite smoothie recipe for an extra nutritional boost, works really well in combination with a protein powder too.
- Mix it with coffee or tea: Cordyceps mushroom powder has a slightly nutty and earthy flavor that goes well with coffee or tea. You can mix it into your morning brew for an energizing and nourishing drink.
- Use it as a seasoning: Cordyceps mushroom powder can be used as a seasoning for savory dishes. Simply sprinkle it on your roasted veggies, soups, stews, and sauces for a unique and healthy flavor.
- Make a mushroom latte: Similar to coffee, you can make a latte with Cordyceps mushroom powder. Mix it with your favorite milk and a sweetener of your choice for a delicious and healthy latte.
- Bake with it: Cordyceps mushroom powder can be used in baking as well. Add it to your muffin, pancake, or bread batter for a nutritious twist.
Our Organic Cordyceps Militaris Extract Powder is available 100gm Miron Glass Jars, as well as refill packs and bulk bags as a cost effect, environmentally friendly offering.
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*It’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before adding in new supplements to your routine particularly if you have any underlying health conditions or taking blood thinning medication.