Cordyceps for athletic performance post-workout prescription*

How Cordyceps Can Promote Energy, Stamina and Lung Health*

Amateur and professional athletes around the world are turning to herbs and mushrooms to support their training and performance.* Cordyceps may become your best-kept secret to optimal performance, but which Cordyceps product is best for your needs ;

Which mushroom is really best for athletes: Ophiocordyceps sinensis vs. Cordyceps militaris?

Thousands of years ago, Cordyceps sinensis (now known as Ophiocordyceps sinensis) were so revered in Traditional Chinese Herbology that only the emperor was allowed to use them. So what makes this mushroom so special? Ophiocordyceps sinensis Mushrooms usually grow on insects in the foothills of the Himalayas.

More recently, Cordyceps militaris, a cultivated variety of Cordyceps that is mostly grown on rice or grain, has been developed to allow more affordable access to this wonderful mushroom. Because both varieties are known to provide similar support, both are used to improve health today.*

Both mushrooms are a top choice for athletes. However, Cordyceps militaris are often of better quality since most Ophiocordyceps sinensis products use only the mycelia. Cordyceps militaris it is also more affordable.

Why do athletes choose Cordyceps?*

Cordyceps is traditionally used for its adaptogenic properties as well as its support for immune defense and respiratory health.* As an adaptogen, Cordyceps can support the body during times of occasional stress.*

Athletes will be pleased to know that this mushroom supports the body’s natural energy levels and can also support stamina and endurance in already active individuals by promoting the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), naturally supporting energy at the cellular level .*

Cordyceps is known to promote a healthy circulatory system, supporting the retention of oxygen in the bloodstream and promoting lung capacity for a healthy respiratory system.*

Here at AdaptogenShrooms, we only use the fruiting bodies in our products. Mushroom fruiting bodies contain a specific type of polysaccharides called 1,3/1,6 beta-glucans, which have been shown to support immune health and overall well-being.* Research has shown that fruiting bodies (actual mushrooms ) of Cordyceps militaris have more than 400 times more 1,3/1,6 β-glucans compared to mycelium in cereals. In layman’s terms, this simply means 400 times more immune-supporting compounds. By using the fruiting bodies rather than the mycelium, Cordyceps helps us promote a healthy immune response.* Similar studies have shown that the fruiting bodies (actual mushrooms) contain 51 times more cordycepin and 7 times more adenosine compared to the mycelium in grains . In layman’s terms, this means that actual mushrooms contain 51 and 7 times more energy-supporting compounds compared to mycelium in grains. As you can see, if you want mushrooms.. real mushrooms are the way to go!

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Can Cordyceps be consumed as a pre-workout?

Yes. Many athletes use Cordyceps to get the most out of their workouts. In fact, many athletes find that Cordyceps before a workout gives them the boost they need to work out harder and return to the gym more often.

What does Cordyceps do for you pre-workout?

Although not many studies have been done, Cordyceps can help support the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which helps provide energy to the muscles.* A higher level of ATP can help support your athletic performance.*

When should you take Cordyceps before your workout?

Cordyceps can be taken at any time of day except at night (may interfere with getting those Zzz’s). Its support will last throughout the day and can support athletic performance by supporting ATP production.* By taking Cordyceps tincture a few hours before your workout, the body will be able to process it so that you have higher ATP levels when you work out. *

You want to use Cordyceps militaris until after training?

Cordyceps militaris it’s not a mushroom that most people are used to cooking for dinner, but it’s a mushroom that has definitely made its way into our meals and snacks. If you’re an athlete, you’ll love the Cordyceps militaris recipe we’re sharing today.

While you’re not likely to find fresh Cordyceps at your local farmer’s market, and even dried can be hard to come by in some areas, that’s okay. Our certified organic products Cordyceps ENERGY tincture is an easy, convenient way to get this mushroom—either as drops, in water, or in the recipe we’re sharing today.

Cordyceps militaris Better times

Before we get to the Cordyceps militaris recipe itself, let’s recap some of the highlights of this bright, vibrant mushroom.

Cordyceps militaris is a mushroom with adaptogenic properties, meaning it can support your body to adapt to occasional stress, naturally.

  • Support cellular energy and endurance*
  • Promotion of the body’s natural metabolic systems*
  • Support our body in the fight against occasional stress*
  • Promote healthy lung capacity and oxygen uptake*
  • Sports performance support*

It’s easy to see why this recipe was created for post-workout use. It’s something you’ll look forward to, from warm-up to cool-down.

Looking for a tasty and nutritious way to get it Cordyceps militaris? The recipe below is great pre or post workout. Quick and easy to make as well as tasty and healthy, try it!

Protein Packed Chia Pudding with Cordyceps militaris Recipe

This chia pudding is a firm favorite Cordyceps militaris recipe — it’s easy to make, super tasty and full of nutrients. We created this dish for a post-workout snack or a small meal, but you can eat it any time of day. Try it for a quick breakfast on the go, an afternoon treat when you’re craving sweets, or an after-dinner pick-me-up.

This chia pudding also requires no cooking and no special equipment, so you can make it in your hotel room, dorm room, campsite, or office kitchen.

Thick and creamy, it has plenty of fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Makes two servings so you can save one for later or share with a friend.

Serves 2

10 minutes prep plus 1 hour in the fridge


  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 2 servings of protein powder of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup, honey or sweetener of your choice
  • 2 cups oat, soy or almond milk
  • 2 servings Cordyceps ENERGY tincture
  • Pinch of salt

Optional Toppings (choose as many as you like)

  • Fresh fruits
  • Grated coconut
  • Granola
  • Fruit puree or jam
  • Nut butter
  • chopped almonds
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa powder
  • Mini chocolate chips

Preparation instructions for Chia Cordyceps Pudding

  1. In a medium bowl with a lid, mix all the ingredients.
  2. Stir every two minutes for about 10 minutes.
  3. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  4. Divide into two bowls and garnish as desired.

If your chia pudding gets too thick in the fridge, thin it with water or milk (start with about 2 tablespoons). Eat within three days.

The best taste and functionality comes from the best Cordyceps

When choosing a tincture for it Cordyceps militaris prescription or for everyday use, you know what to look for. Our products use only 100% organic Cordyceps militaris fruiting bodies, never mycelium, so you only get the “good stuff”.

Make it yours in a new way!

You can pass the chia pudding with anything you have on hand. In summer, toss in some cardamom and ginger and top with chopped fresh peaches. In winter, add pears and chai spices. Strawberries and peanut butter. Chocolate chips, raspberries and coconut flakes. Peppermint and cocoa powder… there is no wrong way to eat it!

If you try this Cordyceps militaris recipe, share it on Instagram and be sure to tag us @mushroomrevival !

You just found out Cordyceps militaris?

Many people have not heard of Cordyceps mushrooms, but they are growing in popularity. Explore our website to learn more about the history of Cordyceps along with all the wonderful things it can do to improve your health and quality of life. Read on and learn all the exciting facts about our mushroom products.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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