Cordyceps Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a top-tier Superfood: They are a rich source of high-grade protein, fiber (great for digestive health), and they’re loaded with antioxidants, vitamin D, and zinc — essentials for immune health.

Cordyceps Mushroom: Cordyceps are best known for their ability to boost one's energy level, improve athletic performance and raise metabolism, thereby supporting better weight management.  Research suggests that cordyceps show potential benefits to the heart and respiratory system, resulting in energy-boosting effects and enhanced aerobic capacity.  Cordyceps do so by increasing blood supply to the organs, extremities, and the brain and defend the heart against stress. Cordyceps also increase oxygen-use efficiency, increasing stamina and endurance while improving recovery from fatigue.

  • Cordyceps are thought to increase the body’s production of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is essential for delivering energy to the muscles.

But cordyceps also offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and have been used in Traditional Chinese medicine to address a wide range of ailments. Prized for their natural ability to fight free radicals, infections and inflammation, these impressive disease-fighting mushrooms have been used for centuries to reduce symptoms of respiratory disorders, coughs, colds, liver damage and much more. As a true "superfood", in addition to boosting energy levels, the cordyceps mushroom can slow the effects of aging and stress, helping to keep the body free from disease. This mushroom has also been suggested to improve sleep quality. It is believed to help reduce stress and anxiety, which often interfere with a good night's rest. Furthermore, some research indicates that Cordyceps can help regulate sleep cycles, potentially aiding those struggling with insomnia. 

VIDARICH Coffee Booster contains nothing but 100% Fruiting Body mushroom ingredients - no lower quality mycelium like many of the well know mushroom coffee products on the market today. Mushroom supplements can vary greatly, so it is important to understand the difference between mushroom mycelium and fruiting bodies

Let’s explore their distinctions:

  1. Fruiting Bodies:

    • The fruiting body is what we commonly recognize as the actual mushroom - the stem and cap - that sprouts above the surface. It serves as the reproductive structure of the fungal organism.
    • Most of the bioactive compounds, such as polysaccharides, beta-glucans, and amino acids are concentrated in the fruiting body.
    • When you consume mushroom products made from fruiting bodies, you're likely getting the desired active compounds.
  2. Mycelium:

    • Mycelium contains fewer bioactive compounds compared to the fruiting body.
    • Mycelium is the root-like network of fungal threads that grows underground or within the substrate. It acts as the vegetative body of the mushroom, responsible for nutrient absorption and growth.
    • Mycelium-based products are often grown on grain substrates (such as brown rice, sorghum, or oat). The grain spawn becomes inseparable from the mycelium, resulting in a blended, less nutritionally dense mixture.
    • While mycelium supplements may have some benefits, they are generally considered of lower quality compared to those from fruiting bodies.