Take Cordyceps to Support Your To-Do List*
The benefits of Cordyceps mushroom have been getting more attention here in the fast-paced Western world in recent years.* Cordyceps has been found to potentially support energy & immune function.* This curious mushroom often receives a lot of attention when people learn that, in nature, it is found growing out of the body of different insects. One of the questions we often get about our Mushroom Revival Cordyceps is if we grow the mushroom on insects.
Short answer: no, we don’t cultivate our Cordyceps mushroom on insects. We cultivate it on an organic, vegan substrate consisting of rice and other nutrients.
A Unique Genus of Mushroom: Cordyceps in the Wild
Cordyceps is a striking orange mushroom that snakes upwards from under the brush of leaves or moss. Beneath the ground, Cordyceps fruits out of the body of an insect. Cordyceps colonizes an insect’s body, slowing taking over their nervous system and spreading its mycelium throughout their insides until one fateful day when it is ready to fruit its mushroom and spread spores out to other unassuming insects. Curiously, it seems that certain species of Cordyceps are specialized to infect certain species of insects, as well.
Cordyceps has been utilized for over 1,000 years in China, where it is a national treasure and tonic.* Ancient stories tell of a strange mushroom that grows in the Himalayan Mountains that seemed to support energy and sexual vigor in livestock.* Curious about what was making their animals so vivacious, people discovered the mysterious Cordyceps mushroom.
There are over 680 documented Cordyceps species. In Asia, the primary species of Cordyceps used is Cordyceps sinensis. In North American, a common species of Cordyceps is Cordyceps militaris, and that is the one that we cultivate here at Mushroom Revival.
Cordyceps Supplement Energy Support*
Cordyceps supplements have been traditionally used by Chinese athletes to promote the body’s vitality and energy.*
Physicians and scientists are exploring the use of Cordyceps supplements to support energy.* Research indicates that Cordyceps may promote function of the adrenal cortex and support the resiliency and integrity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in already healthy individuals.* Cordyceps may support and calm the HPA and the nervous system.*
Cordyceps may also promote athletic performance.* Studies show that subjects who take a Cordyceps supplement got oxygen intake support, which supports the body’s cellular activity.*
Being tired is a common experience for most people today, and there are many reasons why. Malnutrition, physical depletion, mental or spiritual exhaustion are now being explored by physicians and scientists.
Physicians and scientists are exploring the use of cordyceps supplements to support natural energy.
A Natural Food to Support Energy*
Cordyceps mushrooms contain a wide range of nutritional components including various types of essential amino acids, vitamins like B1, B2, B12 and K, different kinds of carbohydrates, such as monosaccharides, oligosaccharides and various polysaccharides, proteins, sterols, nucleosides, and other trace elements.*
Cordyceps is rich in a compound called cordycepin, which researchers are exploring for its many properties.* Cordycepin is chemically similar to the molecule adenosine.* Because Cordycepin is an adenosine analog, it may support healthy energy levels!* The body recognizes cordycepin in the same way it recognizes adenosine.*
Mushroom Revival’s Cordyceps Supplement: Grown With Love in South Deerfield, MA
We grow our Cordyceps with state of the art techniques backed by decades of research. From spore to finished product we take pride in making the best Cordyceps supplement on the market.
**Update: We are no longer located in the Pioneer valley and have moved our operation to Austin, TX! Lot's has changed with our production. Check out this podcast for our latest update!