by Ronnie Watson

Cordyceps are a fascinating type of parasitic fungus that invade various species of insects and eventually replace the host tissue with the fungus’ mycelium, to which the elongated fruit body of the fungus then grows out of the body or head of the unfortunate insect. Crazy, but fortunately for us, these fungi cannot invade the human body, and in fact, have amazing superfood health benefits.

Some of the most sought-after benefits of cordyceps are their ability to increase libido, stamina and circulation. One of the key active ingredients of cordyceps is adenosine, a nucleic acid which is a crucial component of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a high-energy molecule that stores the energy we need to do pretty much everything. Each action we perform gets the energy it requires for operation directly from stored ATP. Cordyceps significantly boost our body’s ability to produce this important, energy-giving ATP, which is why it’s considered a superfood darling for everyone from athletes looking to boost their stamina and performance to the elderly seeking to stay active. ​It also serves as an effective stimulant, giving a boost similar to caffeine but minus the jittery, sleep-depriving side effects.

Cordyceps have also been shown to boost testosterone levels, which are crucial for supporting maximum muscle growth. That’s because cordyceps contains a number of nucleosides like deoxyuridine, thymidine, hypoxanthine and adenosine which play a key role in producing energy and enhancing blood flow. These nucleosides also provide the body with several essential amino acids and sterols that help maintain the elasticity of channels where blood flows through, such as blood vessels, veins and arteries. ​

Ronnie Watson is CEO and founder of Defiant Coffee Company, which offers a Mushroom blend coffee that includes the highest quality cordyceps, lion’s mane and chaga mushrooms. For more information or to order, visit DefiantCoffee.co, coupon code: awaken.