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Cordyceps militaris Organic 10:1 Extract Powder
The Mushroom Loved by Athletes
Cordyceps has been popular among athletes ever since it was reported that the Chinese female track teams of nine members used it for great effect, setting nine world records in the 1993 National championship.
Part of the athletes’ training regime included drinking a special drink which included cordyceps after every training session. Further medals came in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics.
Originally thought to be magical by the Chinese people, it is not a mushroom in the conventional sense. Cordyceps is a parasite that attaches itself to various insects. The spores invade their body, killing the host, then sprouting a club-like mushroom from their head. A rarity in Chinese medicine, this is considered both a strong Yin Jing and Yang Jing herb.*
It is also considered a premiere Lung tonic, which may lend to it’s fatigue diminishing capabilities.*
Science is still in its infancy with regards to cordyceps. This is further complicated by different species, mycelium vs. fruiting bodies, and qualities of extracts. What follows is some of the science done around components found inside Cordyceps militaris as well as whole extracts.