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Cordyceps Benefits

Updated on April 8, 2013

Sports Motivation - Legal Performance Enhancing Mushroom

There is nothing better for sports motivation than having the nutritional support to performance and recover. Learn about Cordyceps Sinensis a unique mushroom that has not only sparked athletic interest but has been named by world record holders in track and field.

Sports Performance Training

In 1993 and 1994, China's national women's track and field team made headlines by breaking several world records, including the 10,000 metre run in under 30 minutes. Speculations of performance-enhancing drugs emerged only to be squashed when test results failed to detect drug residues. When questioned, the coach of the team revealed that the women had been training at high altitudes and drinking a tonic that included cordyceps.

Cordyceps sinensis

Cordyceps sinensis is an unusual and powerful Chinese mushroom. In nature, it grows at high elevations, where oxygen levels and temperature are low. It is believed to have been discovered 1,500 years ago in Tibetan mountain pastures when herdsmen observed that their animals became energetic after eating the grass-shaped fungi. Since then, it has found a place in traditional Chinese medicine as an energy tonic. Modern research is just beginning to discover cordyceps' many health benefits. In clinical studies, cordyceps was shown to be an effective complementary treatment for renal and respiratory disorders, cerebrovascular disease, elderly fatigue, heart arrhythmia, chronic heart failure, hepatitis B, leukemia, low sperm count, lung cancer, leukemia, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

Cordyceps - more powerful than ginseng

Cordyceps is known to benefit the whole body, particularly the glands, which, in turn, increase energy levels and improve many bodily functions. Clinical studies at the Human Medical University and double blind, placebo-controlled tests at Beijing Medical University support the claim that cordyceps is superior to the most potent forms of ginseng.

Benefits of Cordyceps Sinensis

Cordyceps sinensis is recommended by Dr. Andrew Weil, MD, and has a wide array of health benefits, including antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-tumor properties. Studies also show it is helpful in reducing stress and restoring sexual function. As well, by boosting energy, cordyceps can be used to treat fatigue. It is also believed that cordyceps promotes longevity by increasing levels of naturally produced antioxidants.

Cordyceps has been shown to be a safe treatment for many diseases and chronic conditions. Clinical studies show that cordyceps can be used to normalize blood pressure and support cardiovascular and respiratory health. It has been shown to increase cardiac output, opening the aorta as much as 40% under strain in animal studies. Cordyceps has properties that lower cholesterol, reduce blood sugar, enhance the immune system, prevent kidney disease and support liver and nerve function.

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Multivitamins with Cordyceps

Cordyceps is found in the activ-X multi-vitamin and mineral formula which is NSF Certified for Sport with guaranteed ingredients and no banned substances. Many professional sport teams Olympic athletes and Mixed Martial Artists trust this multivitamin formula.

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      6 years ago

      One of the reasons why the athletic did very well is because cordyceps enhances vitality and stamina by almost 28%!

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      6 years ago

      I'm amazed at the health benefits of mushrooms. This particular variety seems to solve a lot of health issues. Thanks for introducing me to another great variety of mushroom.


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