Growing on the larvae of insects, Cordyceps is a parasitic fungus and has been used for centuries in natural medicine systems. The fungus is native to Vietnam, China, Korea, Nepal, Thailand, and Bhutan.
Cordyceps can boost exercise performance by increasing the body’s ATP production, which is used to deliver energy to your muscles. The fungus is also believed to reduce fatigue and have anti-aging properties due to antioxidant content. Cordyceps has been shown to lower blood sugar levels. Cordyceps can serve as an anti-inflammatory supplement. It may also help promote heart health by preventing arrhythmia and reducing levels of triglycerides.
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