What is Cordyceps Mushroom and can it help my cardio?

Jan 27th 2020

I first heard about Cordyceps mushroom from the Joe Rogan Podcast. The company that he is affiliated with, Onnit, released a supplement called ShroomTech Sport which had a nice dose of Cordyceps.

I started to research the medical literature on Cordyceps Militaris and Cordyceps Sinesis. What I found was super compelling research that suggests that Cordyceps improves cardio and muscle output during exercise.

This is the main study that caught my eye: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5236007/

The title of the study, Cordyceps militaris improves tolerance to high intensity exercise after acute and chronic supplementation, pretty much sums up what the study found....taking Cordyceps improved tolerance to high intensity exercise.

The studies on Cordyceps are pretty fascinating to me but it turns out traditional Chinese medicine has been using Cordyceps for a very long time for vitality, immune function, performance, and focus.

I train jiu jitsu and I try and workout a lot! I do some pretty intense exercise so I wanted to experiment with Cordyceps supplementation. This is all anecdotal but I am positive after training with and without cordyceps that it helps my cardio. I found the sweet spot for me is a solid dose of  1 gram per day. That is a LOT more than most traditional supplements offer. Most brands if you read the label have like 200mg of Cordyceps which is cool but not what I am looking for,

I formulated the Adaptogenic Mushroom Caps (https://scmedicinals.com/product/1500mg-adaptogenic-mushroom-caps/) with 250mg of Cordyceps per capsule. I take about 3-4 of these before training. They also contain Lions Mane (500mg per capsule), Reishi (250mg per capsule), and CBD (50mg per capsule).

I wanted a formula that would nourish my mind, muscles, lungs, and immune system. I was astounded by the effects that Cordyceps and other mushrooms had on my training and overall recovery and wanted to share this with you!

Get after it!


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