Did you know that the mushroom Cordyceps Militaris is one of the most sought after ingredients within modern day supplements. Products containing Cordyceps extract have become increasingly popular due to their many purported health benefits and researchers believe their antioxidant content may explain their anti-aging potential. Of the more than 400 species of Cordyceps discovered, two have become the focus of health research: Cordyceps Sinensis and Cordyceps Militaris.

But what are the benefits behind this special fungus? 
 
- Cordyceps Militaris has been described as a treasure in old Chinese medical books and Tibetan medicine. Traditional healers have recommended the medicinal fungus as a powerful tonic because it improves energy, appetite, stamina and endurance.

- Cordyceps are thought to increase the body’s production of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is essential for delivering energy to the muscles.
 
- The Cordyceps Militaris mushroom is an incredible energy-boosting fungi because of its ability to increase ATP production. Cordyceps Militaris is recommended when it comes to physical performance.

- This magical fungus also has benefits to managing type 2 diabetes. When your body does not produce enough insulin or respond well to it, glucose cannot enter the cells, so it stays in the blood. Over time, having too much glucose in the blood can cause serious health problems. 

Therefore, it’s important for people with diabetes to make sure their blood sugar levels are well controlled. Interestingly, Cordyceps may keep blood sugar levels within a healthy range by mimicking the action of insulin. 

In several studies in diabetic mice, Cordyceps have been shown to decrease blood sugar levels.

 

So where is this special fungus grown? 

Natural Cordyceps Militaris Sinensis can be found growing on caterpillars in the high mountains of East Asia, however commercial Cordyceps Militaris are now grown on rice.  
 
Fun Fact: 
A Chinese women's distance running team attributed taking Cordyceps with their record-setting speeds in the 1993 National Games in Beijing, China.  

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How do I take it? 
Cordyceps are well known in Traditional Chinese Medicine and have been used for centuries to treat many health ailments. It can be ingested through many forms of powdered or water based supplements. 

This special fungus can be found in our MYO Plant Nutrition Yellow Superfoods, designed to give you more energy, immunities and your cognition. Simply add a scoop, mix with water and stir to enjoy.

You’ll feel the benefits of our mushroom blend as we include 7 different types of health benefiting mushrooms. 

Written by William Shanahan

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