Cordyceps - The mushroom Olympic athletes swear by

Cordyceps: The Mushroom Olympic Athletes Swear By

There is nothing better than watching Olympic athletes perform at the top of their game. And while they definitely train their butts off, they also look for every (ethical) edge they can!

Members of the female Chinese Olympic running team were accused of using steroids after they broke records at the 1993 Games, but they were just taking cordyceps!

Do cordyceps mushrooms really enhance performance? Let’s take a look!

Cordyceps - the mushroom Olympic athletes swear by

What are the benefits of cordyceps mushrooms?

Enhanced Oxygen Utilization

Cordyceps has been shown to improve the body's ability to utilize oxygen during exercise, leading to increased endurance and reduced fatigue. This effect can be particularly beneficial for athletes (Olympians or every day ones!) engaging in endurance sports such as long-distance running, cycling, or swimming.

Improved Energy Production

Cordyceps contains bioactive compounds that support the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the primary energy currency of our cells. By facilitating ATP production, cordyceps helps athletes maintain optimal energy levels during intense workouts. Some of our customers even enjoy taking cordyceps prior to breathwork!

Faster Recovery Times

Cordyceps is known for its ability to promote faster recovery times by reducing exercise-induced inflammation and muscle damage. This allows athletes to recover more quickly between training sessions and competitions, enabling them to maintain a high level of performance over time.

Immune Support

Intense training regimens can sometimes weaken the immune system, making athletes more susceptible to illness. Cordyceps possesses immunomodulatory properties that may help strengthen the immune system, allowing athletes to stay healthy and perform at their best.

How do you take cordyceps mushrooms?

Cordyceps superfood mushroom tincture

The health benefits of cordyceps, just like other functional mushrooms, become bioavailable through a process called extraction. 

Extracts are available in both powders and tinctures, but tinctures are generally regarded as the best delivery system! 

Liquid mushroom tinctures or extracts are super easy to dose. Just put a quarter, half, or full dropper of the tincture under your tongue, wait for a few seconds, and then swallow. Or you can easily drop it into your coffee, tea, smoothie, or another tasty beverage.

Try Cordyceps for Yourself!




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