Do Cordyceps Mushroom Gives Energy?

Do Cordyceps Mushroom Gives Energy?

Cordyceps is a functional mushroom that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries for vitality and relief from fatigue. It gained wider recognition in 1993 when Chinese female runners broke several distance records and their coach attributed their success to the ingestion of cordyceps. It was suggested that the antioxidant effects of the fungus improved the athletes' exercise capacity.
As a nutritious, functional food, cordyceps contains: 
  • Essential amino acids (building blocks of protein)
  • Vitamins B1, B2, B12, and K
  • Carbohydrates such as monosaccharides, oligosaccharides 
  • Polysaccharides
  • Proteins
  • Sterols
  • Nucleosides 
Its many bioactive compounds have been the subject of scientific research in vitro (cells in culture medium), in animals, and in vivo (in human subjects). 
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