The physical performance benefits of Cordyceps.
Cordyceps When you are walking on the ground there is an entire network of fungi below you. Fungi have a unique synergy to the earth. The earth is ...
When you are walking on the ground there is an entire network of fungi below you. Fungi have a unique synergy to the earth. The earth is essentially a host to fungi. Mushrooms can help improve their host. Cordyceps do the same thing in humans, it helps improve their function. Which is why you are starting to hear of professional athletes taking cordyceps supplements.
Professional cyclists supplemented cordyceps along with physical tests. What came back is what most would call breathtaking, but it is actually the literal opposite. The cyclists' improved their time to exhaustion, increased their peak power by 17%, and improved their ventilatory threshold.
When you are running and your oxygen supply becomes negative to what your body is needing, a lot of problems can come about. The first being lactic acid. When used in a chronic scenario, COPD seem to have beneficial results proving the duration and effect of the oxygen enriching mushroom. A study showed the mushroom can remodel the airway and trigger a response to inhibit airway inflammation in COPD.
A study also showed in young adults while taking it over a long duration of time that their endurance did improve with supplementation of cordyceps. This means their oxygen uptake or aerobic capacity was actually improving through this mushroom. Another study showed that cordyceps have the ability to increase the ratio of ATP to inorganic phosphate which means there is an increase in cellular energy. These are both huge reasons as to why professional athletes are supplementing with cordyceps.
This mushroom has been shown numerous times to help with athletic performance. Which is why it was put in mud. Jiu-Jitsu, crossfit, running, climbing, even your after work walk can benefit from this mushroom. During the Beijing Olympics, three world records in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000-meter events were broken by athletes who were taking Cordyceps. It wasn’t their shoes that made them run fast, sorry Nike. It was the cordyceps. Save your money, drink mud.