Cordyceps sinensis is an adaptogen herb meaning that it adapts to the body’s specific needs. Perhaps the reason cordyceps is so adaptogenic is because it grows high in the Himalayan Mountains. The mushroom like fungi must adapt to its extreme environment and thus it acquires such properties. All adaptogens work to normalize and improve any part of the body that isn’t functioning optimally. Each adaptogen has its own special properties but they all are completely natural, plant based, and side effect free.
Cordyceps is particularly helpful for athletes for a number of reasons. First of all, cordyceps works to boost energy and endurance which helps athletes train longer and harder. Cordyceps also boosts oxygen capacity and lung function which helps athletes breathe easier when training, in turn further increasing the athlete’s ability to train harder. Last but not least, cordyceps even has the ability to boost the immune system and sexual function. It’s no wonder why cordyceps is so popular amongst athletes.
Did you know that in the wild, cordyceps grows naturally on caterpillars and other living organisms? The best cordyceps is harvested straight from the Himalayan Mountains, but a source such as that would be very expensive and hard to find. Another great option is to find a supplement that contains organically grown cordyceps from the US. Scientists have discovered a way to grow cordyceps organically, to the same pungency of wild cordyceps, without the use of caterpillars or other creepy-crawlies.
You can find cordyceps sinensis supplements online or at your local health food store. Either way, it is important to read labels and make sure that the supplement contains 100% cordyceps sinensis and absolutely nothing else. Cordyceps supplements should not contain fillers, flow agents, or any other artificial ingredients. Choose wisely!