I’ve had some long runs & tough strength training sessions this week… mixed with reduced sleep with a 4 month old baby. So asked my body what it needed — the answer? Cordyceps!

Not famililar with this fungal friend? Read on!

cordyceps 101  //

Everyone from Athletes to Ancient folk healers going thousands of years back have been turning to the mushroom-like fungus Cordyceps to help with everything from boosting endurance, muscle recovery, immunity & respiratory function to reducing the size of cancer tumours. Mushrooms have been used as food & medicine across the world since at least 5000 BC.

Today, Cordyceps are popular in pill or tea form among athletes & the general population.

The fungus Cordyceps grows only in high-altitude regions of about 3800m above sea level, in cold, grassy, alpine meadows of the Himalayan mountains.

research findings on cordyceps  //

Studies establishing the curative effect of corydeps have involved various experimental models & some clinical trials in volunteer athletes. Benefits include:

  • Potent antioxidant properties
  • Boost the immune system
  • Improve respiratory function
  • Boost cellular oxygen absorption
  • Improve heart function
  • Reduce tumour growth
  • Promote faster energy recovery for athletes…

Those are just a FEW of the scientifically proven benefits of Cordyceps. It’s one I always have on hand, & you may consider it as well.

The advice provided here is research-based, but seek a medical provider’s advice before taking any supplements, such as cordyceps.