What Exactly Is Cordyceps?
I am sure people have figured out by now that Cordyceps is some sort of mushroom.
Cordyceps is a fungus (mushroom) that lives on certain caterpillars in the high mountain regions of China. It has been touted for several health benefits when properly consumed.
For the past several years, supplement makers have been reproducing Cordyceps in laboratories and selling it.
What Is It Used For?
Before discussing the athletic benefits of this fungi, let’s look at the health benefits. Cordyceps has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine, despite being extremely difficult to harvest. After all, it is normally found on the surface of high-altitude caterpillars, leading to its nickname, “caterpillar fungus.”
Here are several health benefits that Cordyceps reportedly delivers:
- promoting longer life
- strengthening the immune system
- improving athletic performance (In which will be discussed more in-depth shortly)
- reducing the effects of aging
- improving liver function in people with hepatitis B
In addition, Cordyceps has been utilized to treat the following health issues:
- bad coughs
- high cholesterol
- respiratory disorders
- nighttime urination
- chronic bronchitis
- kidney disorders
- irregular heartbeat
- unwanted weight loss
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