In the pursuit of performance, athletes are constantly seeking ways to enhance their training, recovery, and overall well-being. One avenue gaining popularity is the incorporation of adaptogenic mushrooms into their routines. Here, I will go into three mushrooms that we’ve chosen for some of our supplement blends – Lion's Mane, Cordyceps, and Reishi.
Lion's Mane: Boosting Cognitive Function
Lion's Mane mushroom, which can be found in Focus by Cerus Performance, has been recognized for its potential cognitive benefits. For athletes, mental acuity is as crucial as physical prowess. Lion's Mane contains compounds that may stimulate the growth of nerve cells, supporting cognitive functions such as memory and focus. By enhancing mental clarity, athletes can stay sharp during training and competition, giving them a competitive edge. In addition, this powerful mushroom can be taken outside the gym, giving a boost at work, school or any situation where you need to be mentally “on.”
Cordyceps: Enhancing Endurance and Oxygen Utilization
Cordyceps, a genus of parasitic fungi, has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine for centuries. Athletes are drawn to its potential to improve endurance and oxygen utilization. Cordyceps may enhance the body's ability to transport and utilize oxygen, leading to increased stamina. For athletes engaged in aerobic activities, such as running or cycling, this could translate to improved performance and reduced fatigue. Look for Cordyceps in Renew, our colostrum-collagen blend.
Reishi: Supporting Immune Function and Recovery
Reishi has gained attention for its potential contributions to sleep and recovery. Reishi contains compounds that may make users calmer, promoting relaxation and improving sleep quality. And we all know that adequate sleep is a huge part of recovery! Also, on the recovery topic, its anti-inflammatory properties could aid in faster recovery, allowing athletes to bounce back more quickly from strenuous workouts. That’s why we chose reishi for REM.
If you’re looking for a holistic approach to performance optimization, tap into the power of mushrooms. The potential cognitive enhancements of Lion's Mane, the stamina-boosting effects of Cordyceps, and the sleep support and recovery benefits of Reishi make these mushrooms a must-have for athletes who prioritize performance and care about what they put in their bodies.