Cordyceps has been traditionally used in the East for more than 300 years as a remedy for chronic fatigue and as an energy supplement. Many people think that this fungus is harvested from the bodies of caterpillars high in the Tibetan plateau. We only use the more sustainable species known as Cordyceps militaris which is just as pure and powerful – the big difference being that it doesn’t need to grow on insects! Instead, it can be cultivated organically on rice and soy; far less gross and far better for the environment.
Cordyceps increases the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is vital for transferring energy to muscles. With that, your body improves the way it uses oxygen during exercise, i.e. VO2 Max.
VO2 max refers to the maximum amount of oxygen your muscles can utilize during exercise. It is a major determinant of someone’s fitness level.
Cordyceps is known to promote a healthy circulatory system, supporting the maintenance of oxygen in the bloodstream, and promoting lung capacity in a healthy respiratory system.