The 5 Coolest Cordyceps Militaris Benefits Worth Knowing
Cordyceps militaris benefits go beyond supporting your immune system -- #4 may surprise you!
Cordyceps militaris is a mushroom with a host of benefits, including both traditional and modern uses. (This species of Cordyceps also happens to be the very type we grow at Mushroom Revival — and that we use in the products you know and love.)
From its adaptogenic qualities to its support for the immune system, Cordyceps is a mushroom worth getting to know. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting Cordyceps militaris benefits.
As a quick reminder: Cordyceps militaris can be cultivated without bugs or other animal-derived nutrients, making them a cruelty-free choice as opposed to its cousin Cordyceps sinensis. Thankfully for both humans and the moths those caterpillars morph into later in life, the two species are interchangeable in terms of beneficial compounds — but militaris is more affordable, due to its cultivation. Now back to the benefits of Cordyceps militaris.
1. Cordyceps militaris is an adaptogen.*
Adaptogens are herbs (both plants and mushrooms) that support the body’s natural stress response, which is maintained by your adrenal glands.* This elite group of herbs includes Tulsi, Rhodiola, and Ashwagandha, as well as mushrooms like Reishi and — you guessed it — Cordyceps.
The term “adaptogen” is only a few decades old, but the herbs in the group have been used in cultures around the world for centuries. Cordyceps militaris is among those adaptogens used to help support healthy energy levels.*
2. Cordyceps militaris support your general health*
Cordyceps have been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Herbalism for health and wellness.
3. Cordyceps militaris may support athletic performance.*
Your body’s natural stress response deals with occasional physical stress as either emotional or mental. As an adaptogen, Cordyceps has gained a following among athletes and gym-goers alike. This mushroom supports healthy energy and stamina levels, and it is used to support athletic performance.* In addition, Cordyceps militaris benefits also include the maintenance of cellular energy by lending support to the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the body’s building block of energy for most cellular processes.* It supports endurance, too — and offers support for oxygen uptake and lung health.*
Did you know? Cordyceps militaris is one of 10(!) organic mushrooms in our super-duper popular Daily 10 Tincture
4. Cordyceps militaris benefits may include supporting performance in the bedroom.*
Beyond athletic performance, there’s another kind of performance that is associated with Cordyceps militaris benefits. (And that kind can get more than a little athletic at times, too!) One of the traditional uses of Cordyceps is that it may help support a healthy libido in older adults.* (It has a long history as a sexual tonic herb in China.*)
5. Cordyceps militaris may support your health
Your body is pretty awesome at taking care of itself, scheduling regular and on-demand processes and responses to keep your cells and tissues healthy. Certain proteins in your body are programmed to respond as needed to ensure your cells turn over on time. Research has shown that Cordyceps helps your body with this natural process. Want to try Cordyceps militaris benefits for yourself? Check out our Cordyceps militaris tincture, made with organic Cordyceps we grow ourselves that are double extracted with hot water and 190-proof alcohol.