Cordyceps, which is now being recognized as a superfood, has been around for a very long time.
Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have long known the value of Cordyceps, and have used it to boost vitality and resilience for centuries.
But wait — what exactly is Cordyceps? And why should we care? Well, besides being one of the preferred organic ingredients in our Inside-Out Complex©, which we use in conjunction with organic, full-spectrum hemp, Cordyceps is a mushroom, and a pretty interesting one, too. Cordyceps is a genus of fungi that includes nearly 400 different species and can be found all around the world, particularly in high mountain regions. Parasitic in nature, Cordyceps rely on a particular type of caterpillar, which they infect and eventually ingest.
The reason why cordyceps is garnering so much attention in the world of athletic performance is because studies show that ingestion of it can lead to improved performance in major areas:
Endurance: Enhanced endurance through improvements in glycogen usage during prolonged exercise.
Fatigue: Greater resistance to fatigue through improved cardiovascular performance.
Anaerobic: Boosted metabolism through improved lactate clearance.
Energy: More energy through the increased production of the Adenosine triphosphate complex (ATP), which is responsible for delivering energy to cells, muscles, and nerves.