Feeling low on energy or need a pre-workout boost? Cordyceps is the fungus for you. This mushroom is known for being very stimulating — for both energy and libido.
Cordyceps primarily help with:
Described as a natural exercise mimetic, cordyceps is thought to improve performance by increasing blood flow, enhancing oxygen utilization, and acting as an antioxidant. Related to these benefits, a majority of the effects of cordyceps sinensis supplementation have been seen in aerobic performance, showing improvements in maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) and ventilatory threshold (VT) Indirectly, there may also be potential effects of cordyceps supplementation on high-intensity performance. Enhanced oxygen utilization and blood flow, especially to the liver and non-exercising skeletal muscle, may enhance lactate clearance. This may allow athletes to maintain a higher intensity of exercise, while the reduction of oxidative stress from high-intensity exercise may delay fatigue.
It is also used to treat fatigue, respiratory and kidney diseases, renal dysfunction, and cardiac dysfunction.