Cordyceps: The Marathon Runner's Edge

Cordyceps: The Marathon Runner's Edge

In my journey to developing the Bloomin blends, I learnt so much about the history and science behind fungi. Each week I aim to share with you the latest research and information on the incredible health benefits of mushrooms. Whether you're a seasoned mushroom lover or just starting to explore their potential, you'll find out more about the ways that mushrooms can help tackle the challenges of modern living.

We all know the benefits of exercise for our health but did you know that you can boost sports performance with a daily dose of Cordyceps?

Cordyceps: the marathon runner's edge

Cordyceps has been used as a supplement to enhance sports performance for centuries. Cordyceps has been found to increase the body's production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the primary source of energy for muscle contraction. By boosting ATP production, Cordyceps may help to reduce the amount of oxygen needed for a given level of exercise (1), allowing the runner to perform better.

Additionally, Cordyceps has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, which may help to reduce muscle damage and oxidative stress during prolonged exercise. This, in turn, could enhance recovery, VO2 max, and reduce fatigue (2), allowing the runner to perform at a higher level for a longer period of time.

We've harnessed the natural power of Cordyceps in combination with miracle stimulator plant Yerba Mate and the powerhouse mind/body/soul healer Holy Basil in our Boost blend. All of these compounds work together to promote better energy and performance, making the Boost blend the perfect remedy for sports heads.

Cordyceps has been used as a supplement to enhance sports performance for centuries. Cordyceps has been found to increase the body's production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the primary source of energy for muscle contraction. By boosting ATP production, Cordyceps may help to reduce the amount of oxygen needed for a given level of exercise (1) , allowing the runner to perform better.

Additionally, Cordyceps has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, which may help to reduce muscle damage and oxidative stress during prolonged exercise. This, in turn, could enhance recovery, VO2 max, and reduce fatigue (2), allowing the runner to perform at a higher level for a longer period of time.

We've harnessed the natural power of Cordyceps in combination with miracle stimulator plant Yerba Mate and the powerhouse mind/body/soul healer Holy Basil in our Boost blend. All of these compounds work together to promote better energy and performance, making the Boost blend the perfect remedy for sports heads.

1 Beneficial Effect of Cordyceps militaris on Exercise Performance via Promoting Cellular Energy Production

2 Cordyceps militaris improves tolerance to high intensity exercise after acute and chronic supplementation

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