Cordyceps mushroom is one of the most well-known traditional Chinese medicines, which is purported to increase physical stamina and virility. The main benefits of cordyceps mushroom is to increase resilience and endurance. One study showed a 12.5% increase in the time it took to reach fatigue during a physical stamina exercise.
The secondary benefit of cordyceps mushroom is as a stress reliever. Numerous markers of stress become lessened with the administration of cordyceps mushroom. Most people struggling with the stress of modern life could use cordyceps mushroom to ease their burden.
Finally, cordyceps can optimize certain hormones (such as testosterone) in those who need it. This has downstream cognitive effects as testosterone boosting in a sustainable way can be effective for focus and concentration.
The cordyceps dosage recommendations vary from 1 – 3000 mg per day. This can be taken in either a single dose or multiple doses with meals. These are the doses of cordyceps mushroom where most of the human trials have fallen, but there is no indicator whether this is the optimal dosage for humans or not.
The trials have not nailed down a specific dosage recommendation for this particular compound, but the flavor of cordyceps is palatable and thus cordyceps powder might be as effective as the capsule options for this high dose.
Mode of Action
The main bioactive ingredient of cordyceps mushroom is called cordycepin, which is a nucleotide analogue that is similar to adenosine (which makes you sleepy). The cordycepin can interact with the adenosine receptor and may be partially responsible for the added alertness and focus that can come with cordyceps mushroom.
Pure Nootropics allows users to buy cordyceps online with door-to-door delivery within the continental U.S. between 5 – 7 days.