How Cordyceps Promotes Energy, Stamina, and Lung Health*

Amateur and pro athletes around the world are turning to herbs and mushrooms to support their training and performance.* In August 1993, the use of Cordyceps was first mentioned in international headlines during the World Tour Track and Field Championship. The Chinese Olympic women’s running team broke three records during these games. When rumors began to spread about what substances they may have used to achieve this, the coach reported only their regular use of Cordyceps mushrooms.*

Cordyceps sinensis vs. militaris

Thousands of years ago, Cordyceps sinensis (now known as Ophiocordyceps sinensis) was so revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine that only the emperor was allowed access to them. C. sinensis is the wild variety of the mushroom, which typically grows on insects in the Himalayan foothills. More recently, C. militaris, a cultivated variety of Cordyceps mostly grown on rice or grain, has been developed to allow more affordable access to this wondrous mushroom. As both varieties are known to provide similar support, they are often used interchangeably.*

Want to learn even more about Cordyceps? Check out our podcast with Daniel Winkler and dive deeper into the weird world of fungi!

Cordyceps for Athletes*

Cordyceps has traditionally been used for its adaptogenic properties, and it helps support the body’s immune defenses and respiratory health.* As an adaptogen, Cordyceps can help the body manage stress and fatigue by promoting optimal signaling between the adrenals and the immune system.* Athletes will be happy to learn that this mushroom supports the body’s energy levels, physical performance, and stamina.* Cordyceps is known to promote the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), naturally supporting energy on a cellular level.* Athletes need healthy ATP stores for rapid and explosive movements like sprinting and swift cycling.


Cordyceps is known to promote healthy circulatory system functions, helping us maintain oxygen in the bloodstream, which is vital for physical health.* 

Here at Mushroom Revival, we only use the fruiting bodies in our products. The fruiting bodies of mushrooms contain polysaccharides, specifically a type called beta-glucans, which have been proven to support immune health and overall wellness.* By using the fruiting bodies and not mycelium, our Cordyceps promote a healthy immune system, including respiratory health.*

Cordyceps Products at Mushroom Revival

Whether you are an Olympic athlete, an ambitious amateur athlete, or simply enjoy going for the occasional hike, making Cordyceps a part of your routine can support your energy levels and lung health!* 

At Mushroom Revival, we have the largest organic Cordyceps militaris farm on this half of the globe. We use this mushroom in the majority of our blends, while also offering our Cordyceps militaris tincture. In addition to our tincture, we also recommend using dried Cordyceps to make a delicious tea. Steep 0.5 grams of dried mushroom per pot of tea, and simmer it for 15 minutes at a temperature of around 195°F.


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Check out our Cordyceps militaris tincture, made 100% from organic fruiting bodies, grown with love right here in the USA!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



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