24 Feb Cordyceps
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.