50g of dried and powdered Cordyceps Militaris
Very few natural interventions have been so extensively researched for their impact on lung function as this relatively unknown ancient remedy.
Cordyceps is an oddly shaped fungus that has been used for centuries as a treatment for conditions affecting the lungs. Asthma, COPD and bronchitis are all respiratory conditions characterised with some form of inflammation, scarring and reduced lung function.
Bronchitis is an inflammatory condition that can result in a shortness of breath, a build up of phlegm and compromised lung function.
Cordyceps shows potential therapeutic and preventative benefits on lung function and lung fibrosis (scar tissue in the lungs). Cordyceps has been shown to provide anti-inflammatory benefits as observed in animal studies as well as improvements in lung function scores as observed in research involving elderly individuals with bronchitis.
Promising research also shows improvements in lung function scores in individuals with moderate to severe cases of chronic asthma. It has been hypothesised that the beneficial effects of cordyceps act upon the lungs through relaxing bronchial walls, reduced contraction and constriction and promotes air flow.
Dosage in each research paper varies from 1.6g to 5g. I take a teaspoon of cordyceps in my morning hot drink, which equates to 4g of cordyceps. This relatively flavourless powder mixes well with the stronger flavours of cacao powder blended in with my morning drink.
Cordyceps has also been shown to reduce inflammation and improve immune function. Another reason to add a teaspoon of this interesting fungi to your daily health routine.
A super fuel start to the day:
½ teaspoon of turmeric
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon cacao
1 teaspoon cordyceps mushroom powder
2 teaspoons collagen (optional)