Organic Cordyceps Mushroom Coffee (250g)


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Organic Cordyceps Mushroom Coffee

This is one of our newest creations here at Freshly Fermented. We are using the best quality fair trade coffee beans, and our own organic Cordyceps mushroom powder. Our organic Cordyceps powder is made from mushrooms we culture, grow, and harvest on site offering you the freshest Cordyceps powder on the market. The majority of Cordyceps powder/capsules on offer are manufactured from dehydrated mushrooms. While dehydrating mushrooms to preserve them is an age-old tactic, around 20-30% of the medicinal benefits are lost when compared to fresh mushrooms during the dehydrating process.

So what is Organic Cordyceps mushroom and why would I need it?

Cordyceps is a genius of parasitic fungi that grows on the larvae of insects (in the wild). When these fungi attack their host, they replace its tissue and sprout long, slender stems that grow outside the host’s body. The remains of the insect and fungi have been hand-collected, dried, and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries to treat fatigue, sickness, kidney disease and low sex drive. We grow our Cordyceps using the CS-4 method using a vegan-friendly nutrient broth as the substrate.

Cordyceps has seen a recent explosion in the fitness industry. Cordyceps are thought to increase the body’s production of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is essential for delivering energy to the muscles. This may improve the way your body uses oxygen, especially during exercise. In one study, researchers tested their effects on exercise capacity in 30 healthy older adults using a stationary bike. Participants received either 3 grams per day of a synthetic strain of Cordyceps called CS-4 or a placebo pill for six weeks. By the end of the study, VO2 max had increased by 7% in participants who had taken CS-4, while participants given the placebo pill showed no change.

On top of Cordyceps ability to increase exercise performance, it’s also anti-inflammatory and high in polysaccharides and beta-glucans making it a fantastic gut-healthy prebiotic. With so many health benefits, it is no wonder that this nootropic mushroom is now being touted as a super mushroom. Why wouldn’t you want to include Organic Cordyceps powder as part of your healthy lifestyle?

Why mushroom coffee?

There are lots of reasons why adaptogens such as medicinal mushrooms and coffee work amazingly well when paired together. The first is with adaptogenic coffee you get all the benefits of drinking normal coffee but also minimising any side effects (think jitters, racing heart and anxiety). Caffeine is a nootropic all on its own, it increases our alertness and attention by blocking our adenosine receptors (which make us sleepy). However, on the flip side, caffeine can also increase our cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and cause more jitters, racing heart and anxiety.

Adaptogens such as medicinal mushrooms may help balance the body’s cortisol levels, which allows us to enjoy our lovely coffee and get the benefits of caffeine without the nasty jitters etc! Mushroom coffee has been shown to be beneficial to people who are caffeine sensitive, which allows them to reap the benefits of caffeine without the above mentioned side effects.

Secondly, caffeine is absorbed very quickly into the blood system and we start feeling the benefits within about 15 mins of consumption. However, as we all may have experienced at some point in our lives, it can also lead to a “crash” (lack of energy, fatigue, drowsiness etc). Adaptogens such as medicinal mushrooms support a sustained level of energy, but without the “crash”.

IMPORTANT: We recommend you research the potential health benefits of Cordyceps online and any possible contraindications. It is a good idea, as with any new supplement, to consult with your own medical practitioner if you are unsure about taking it, particularly if you are taking other medication or have an existing medical condition.

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Weight 751 g

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