5 Benefits of Cordyceps Mushroom Powder

5 Benefits of Cordyceps Mushroom Powder

May 06, 2024Monik Castro

In traditional medicine, cordyceps are well-known and have been used for ages to treat a wide range of illnesses.

According to Jenelle Kim, a master herbalist and doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, these fungus continue to pique the interest of many in the health and wellness industry despite the need for additional research because of their interesting qualities and possible health advantages. Among the stated advantages are:

Enhanced Physical Capabilities

A study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements suggests that supplementing with Cordyceps militaris may improve physical performance in people who engage in high-intensity exercise.

It has shown maximal oxygen consumption (a measure of the body's capacity to take in and use oxygen during intense exercise), ventilatory threshold, time to exhaustion, and relative peak power output. Longer supplementation periods may yield larger benefits, according to researchers. Although, to determine the dosage for the greatest advantages, more research is necessary.

Better Respiratory Health

Researchers discovered that Cordyceps sinensis appeared to have favourable effects on respiratory metrics, suggesting that it might enhance some patients' quality of life and exercise tolerance. 

Enhanced Immune System Response

According to research, cordyceps may enhance the body's immunological defenses by stimulating specific immune cells. According to some research, cordyceps' adaptogenic properties may both boost and weaken the immune system, which may be helpful for those in situations when an organ transplant has occurred. 

Decrease in Inflammation

According to Dr. Kim, there is some data that suggests cordyceps may have anti-inflammatory qualities that could be helpful in managing inflammatory disorders. 

While adverse effects from cordyceps are highly unlikely, experts advise anyone thinking about taking these to consult a doctor, especially if they are pregnant or nursing, taking medications, or have a previous medical condition.

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