Cordyceps is a functional mushroom that can help your pup be more active, give you more energy, and help you feel younger.
It’s almost summer, and that means it’s time to get back to tailgate hikes, frisbee lessons at the park, games of carry-on by the lake, and other warm weather fun. For some dogs, that also means training for agility trials, dock jumping, search and rescue, and more. Whether your dog is a competitive athlete or simply enjoys recreational activities any time of the year, he needs energy, stamina and healthy joints. Find out how Cordyceps can help.
Athletes’ favorite mushroom!
Have you noticed your dog slowing down as he ages? Lack of energy and wear and tear on joints can do this. Don’t worry, there’s a mushroom for that. Cordyceps mushroom (Cordyceps militaris) has been used for centuries to enhance athletic performance. And Cordyceps isn’t just for improving endurance in athletes.1: All humans (and dogs too) can benefit from this mushroom. In fact, Cordyceps has a reputation for improving energy, stamina, cognition, and mood, so it’s popular among seniors.
Cordyceps. What do the studies say?
Several published studies support the benefits of Cordyceps in humans. Although there are no published studies on our four-legged friends, anecdotal observations from pet parents and veterinarians confirm the same benefits for dogs. Let’s take a look at what Cordyceps can do, according to studies.
- Increase aerobic performance in older adults
- Improve exercise capacity and resistance to fatigue
- Increase grip strength
- Increase the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy transport molecule
- Regulate blood pressure by increasing the diameter of blood vessels
- Increase oxygen supply to tissues
- Aids fat metabolism and endurance4:
- Helps with leaky gut syndrome (LGS), which can be an underlying cause of inflammatory bowel disease
- Improve the quality of life for patients with chronic heart failure, kidney failure and chronic lung disease
The science behind these functional mushrooms
So how does this mushroom help your pet’s performance and performance? Cordyceps contains biologically active molecules that improve immune function and calm the nervous system and behavior. Unlike other mushrooms, cordyceps also contains an immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-tumor compound called:
- Ergogenic (increases physical performance, endurance and recovery)
- Increases fat metabolism
- Helps regulate blood glucose
- Regulates spermatogenesis
- Stimulates the production of corticosteroids in the body
Real Cordyceps with real benefits for dogs.
Real Mushrooms has Cordyceps mushroom extract that can help your four-legged friend be more active so you can have more fun together. If your aging pup is starting to slow down a bit, consider adding this functional mushroom to their daily diet.
1:Beneficial effect Cordyceps militaris On exercise performance by stimulating cellular energy production; Nutrients 2019, eleven, 2357; doi:10.3390/nu11102357 www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients.
2:The effect of Cs-4 (Cordyceps sinensis) on exercise performance in healthy elderly subjects.
Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial; The Journal Of Alternative And Complementary Medicine; Volume 16, Number 5, 2010, pp. 585-590
3:Cordyceps militarisAn overview of its chemical constituents in relation to biological activity. Food (2021) 10.2634.
4:A Rhodiola/Cordyceps-based herbal supplement promotes endurance training, improves body composition but not oxidative stress and metabolic biomarkers. a preliminary randomized controlled study. Feeders (2019) eleven, 2357; doi:10.3390/nu11102357 www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients.