Mushrooms for Energy Support: Fuel Your Mind and Body

The many ways we can use mushrooms for energy support

Many mushrooms support our energy, and each one can do so in a unique way. Our bodies are like clockwork and perform best when all gears are supported. Any moving part that isn’t working right, there’s probably a mushroom for it! Let’s cover some of the most well-known mushrooms for energy support. You can shop for quality extracts of all these mushrooms here at AdaptogenShrooms!

Mushrooms for Energy Support: Cordyceps as Fuel

First and foremost, the star mushroom for energy support is, by far, Cordyceps. Also known as the “Olympic mushroom”, Cordyceps provides the body with a highly bioavailable compound known as cordycepin. Cordycepin is almost molecularly identical to adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is our cellular energy currency. Our body uses cordycepin as ATP without having to expend energy to make it. say free fuel! Cordyceps also supports our energy by supporting our natural ATP production. So when we take cordyceps, we not only support our energy, we also inherit some. In addition, Cordyceps supports lung health and therefore supports the absorption and use of oxygen at the cellular level. By supporting the use of oxygen, we support our endurance.

A famous testimony of Cordyceps mushrooms for energy comes from 1993, when three Chinese athletes from a single team set new records at the Beijing national games. They were accused of doping, but all tested negative. Athletes have credited Cordyceps for their above average performance and endurance!

Mushrooms for Energy Support: Shiitake for B Vitamins

Many mushrooms contain high levels of B vitamins, but shiitake definitely takes the prize for the highest concentration, making it our next pick for the best mushrooms for energy. B vitamins help our bodies convert food into easily usable energy. All of the B vitamins play important roles and it is impossible to say which ones are most important to our health. Try to get AdaptogenShrooms’s Daily 10 Tincture with Shiitake as it contains a bunch of vitamins and minerals that many people lack in their diet.

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Mushrooms for Energy Support: Reishi for Balance

Reishi mushrooms can help support our body’s hormones. So Reishi is another great mushroom for energy support.

Adaptive properties

The recognition of adaptogens – a fairly new word, now trending in the field of supplements – comes from a Russian doctor in the 1960s who was trying to feed soldiers with substances that were not addictive and did not cause energy crashes. The primary reason for taking adaptogens is, unsurprisingly, adaptation. This means we support our body’s natural response to stress, support energy without compromise and can help with relaxation. Adaptogens help us acclimatize, just as adaptogen plants do. Adaptive plants tend to grow over many seasons and in extreme conditions. The criteria that all adaptogens must have to be considered as such include: being non-toxic, safe to consume for long periods of time, and being a non-specific regulator that can be taken at any time of day.

While all mushrooms have adaptogenic properties, reishi and cordyceps stand out. There are also a number of herbs that are powerful adaptogens, such as ashwagandha and rhodiola. Combine herbs and mushrooms for energy support and you’ll be equipped to support your vigor at the cellular level.

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