Cordyceps - Performance Powerhouse

Cordyceps - Performance Powerhouse

Cordyceps (Cordyceps Militaris) looks like a crazy mushroom growing all sorts of little long tube like pillars! It is also a very intriguing fungi with promising findings in test tube and animal studies that have been done around the world. It is another mushroom that has been used for ages in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It's main uses within the ancient philosophy were for fatigue, kidney disease, sickness and low libido. 

Based on some of the studies we will feature here, Cordyceps are thought to increase ATP, our molecule that delivers energy to our muscles. In one study done on younger adults given a mushroom blend which contained Cordyceps, the group with supplementation increased their exercise performance by 11% compared to the placebo.

In test-tube studies, Cordyceps have been shown to inhibit the growth of many types of human cancer cells, including lung, colon, skin and liver cancers. (links to studies below). 

In animal studies, Cordyceps were shown to help decrease LDL (bad cholesterol). 

There is so much more! Mushrooms and their studies are really just getting started! 

 

 

Healthline article 

Lung cancer study 

Colorectal Cancer study

More studies on cordyceps 

 

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