We loved Dr Andrew Huberman’s podcast with Joe Rogan recently, where they went into an in-depth discussion on Nootropics. Nootropics are also known as ‘cognitive enhancers.‘ They are supplements or drugs that help improve memory, increase mental alertness and concentration, and boost energy levels and wakefulness. Dr Huberman used the phrase ‘alert but calm’ to describe the optimal state associated with supplements designed to boost cognitive function and energy. For those wondering how to get more energy throughout the day without the jitters, numerous studies have shown that Cordyceps Mushroom might just be your ticket.

The problem: we are a quick fix society

As a society, we’re conditioned to reach for the quick fix. The first thing most people do after waking up is a cup of coffee. Then, when their energy wanes throughout the day, they top it up with more caffeine. Whether it’s more coffee or a sugary sports drink, the effect is usually short-lasting, comes with the associated jitters and can also trash your sleep at night.

Now we have no problem with coffee; in moderation, it’s a powerful nootropic. We also love dropping our extracts into a cup of bulletproof. But caffeine is also very addictive (think of the headache you get when going without it) and can have long-term degenerative effects. Studies have shown, medicinal mushrooms extracts, especially Cordyceps, are a more sustainable, natural and healthy way to help you get more energy throughout the day.

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Tapping into your Flow State

According to Wikipedia, “a flow state, also known as ‘being in the zone, is the mental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energised focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.”

This is the kind of energy we want to achieve instead of the jittery, short-term sensation that comes with a crash. Cordyceps mushroom extract is a slow-release energy source that promotes a state of flow lasting anywhere from four to six hours.

One way to tap into a flow state is with sustainable energy, provided by Cordyceps. Our Cordyceps Mushroom extract promotes this state of flow through various pathways. The main one being increased ATP production and tri-phosphate. ATP is the source of energy and storage at the cellular level. Combine this with Cordyceps mushroom extracts ability to stimulate mitochondrial production and increase oxygen uptake. You’ll see why it’s a more natural and sustainable way to increase your energy throughout the day. It’s also a fantastic pre-workout supplement, now being used by everyone from UFC fighters to surfers.

The other good news with medicinal mushrooms, especially Cordyceps extract, is that it comes with a myriad of other health benefits. So, not only do you get that four to six-hour, ‘alert but calm’ flow state, it also has the added side-effects of inhibiting inflammatory pathways so slow-growing bacteria can’t attack and disrupts the DNA of pathogens. Studies have also shown Cordyceps to be anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and responsible for cellular repair. Who would have thought that little medicinal mushroom, great for up-regulating energy would also have all those added health advantages!

Be careful where you buy your shrooms!

99% of medicinal mushrooms powders, especially Cordyceps, come from China. In most cases, they are subjected to a high level of environmental pollution, toxins, pesticides and insecticides. Not to mention the fact you’re getting ripped off. The average price for a kilo of medicinal mushrooms off Ali Baba is thirty dollars. Most companies then repackage and sell them for $500+ a kilo. That powder is then poorly absorbed by your system. So you’re not getting a lot of health benefits from consuming Chinese mushrooms.

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The Shroomunity guarantee

We grow most of our medicinal mushrooms in the pristine hinterland of Byron Bay, Australia. Now Cordyceps is a smaller mushroom, and due to high levels of demand, so we also supplement with Certified organic Cordyceps sourced from the USA. They’ve been tested for heavy metals, pesticides and beta-glucans, so you can be assured they’re the highest quality possible.

As we strive to make the highest-quality product possible, regular powder just doesn’t do it for us. That’s why our Cordyceps go through a month-long, dual-extraction process. This results in the highest level of bioavailability possible. Most other mushroom companies extract for approximately an hour, so we’re confident it’s one of the best products on the market.

You can buy our Cordyceps Mushroom extract from shroomunity.com. And, with all our products, it comes with a no questions asked money-back guarantee.

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