Holder of 9 Olympic and World Records!
Cordyceps first came under the spotlight in 1993 when China’s Olympic women’s running team broke several world records at the World Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The coach of the team later disclosed that the secret of the team’s success was Cordyceps. Since then, researchers have found Cordyceps can decrease fatigue, increase energy levels and increase endurance, amongst many other health benefits.
One study involving volunteers in their 70’s found it significantly improved aerobic capacity in a cycling ergometer test.
Cordyceps improves energy and stamina by its ability to improve glucose utilisation, increase fat burning and reduce lactic acid during periods of exertion and due to its ability to help the body use oxygen more efficiently. Studies show typical 20% improvement after just 2 weeks.
• Cardiovascular: Cordyceps is good for your blood vessels. Clinical studies have shown it can help prevent arteriosclerosis and abnormal blood clotting, lower blood pressure, and slow rapid heartbeat. It also lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
• Immunity: Numerous studies have shown Cordyceps activates many types of white blood cells (killer cells), responsible for warding off infectious diseases & cancer.
• Kidneys: Cordyceps facilitates efficient removal of waste products by the kidneys & helps regenerate damaged kidney cells, protecting from toxic effects of some pharmaceutical drugs.
• Testosterone: Cordyceps contains several elements that stimulate the body to produce more natural testosterone. In one study it increased blood testosterone levels by almost 170%. By increasing testosterone and nitric oxide it assists men to attain and sustain erections. In a clinical study involving impotence patients, some 39% using it were able to engage in intercourse after 4 weeks.