Cordyceps Tea: Powerhouse Adaptogen

Cordyceps Militaris: A powerhouse adaptogen. Brew some in a tea with a shot of ACV for a boost in energy.
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Cordyceps also aid in regulating poor sleeping habits, digestion, stamina, libido and endurance. These medicinal fungi have been known to help with inflammation, as well as increase the lungs’ oxygen intake significantly, regulating respiratory health.

 

So lets get into this..

Cordyceps are most bioavailable when consumed with some sort of acid. I don't mind the taste of apple cider vinegar so I tend to add a splash of that when I'm rushing to get a dose in. But for the sake of the picky eaters in the family, we will use lemon here for a more adaptable taste. 

 
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The cold water method: 

Here we are utilizing fresh Cordys

  • .5 lemon (fresh squeezed)

  • 16oz of water (or whatever size cup you have laying around)

  • 2g of Cordyceps

This is super simple, combine all of the ingredients and place it in the fridge overnight (about 8 hours). When you rise in the AM, this will be your first beverage.  These Cordys got reviewed by our friends over at Bastyr Univeristiy and they are best absorbed with cold water extraction.  Having said that- I drink warm Cordy tea mid day, everyday.

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Hot water method:

Here we are using dried Cordys

  • .5 lemon (fresh squeezed)

  • Grated ginger (fresh)

  • 1t Ashwagandha

  • 2g Cordys

  • 8oz hot water

  • 1T honey

Bring water to a boil and combine your ingredients. Let this sit for 10mins before consumption. 

 

Here we utilize ashwagandha for its adaptogenic properties as well. Research around the root has shown reduced levels of stress in the body. A study was concussive of stress pathways being blocked in the brains of rats thus regulating chemical signaling in the nervous system. Ashwagandha is also being tested for aiding people who suffer from depression. A controlled 60-day study in 64 stressed adults, those who took 600 mg of ashwagandha per day reported a 79% reduction in severe depression. "The findings of this study suggest that a high-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract safely and effectively improves an individual's resistance towards stress and thereby improves self-assessed quality of life (see study here)."

 

If you haven’t already it’s time to head over to the post on Codyceps and learn about all the benifits. Then cop yourself some using the promo code and let’s get down to the goods.