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You might have heard of the cordyceps mushroom species from The Last of Us, but those are NOT the mushrooms we're using here with Troomy Nootropics. While the cordyceps family is huge and has a wide range of applications, becoming a flesh eating monster is not one of them.

To put it simply: no, cordyceps are not dangerous for consuming if you're using them correctly. They can be cooked, eaten raw, and even implemented into supplements. There's actually a whole lot more to them, though, as they are some of the most advanced fungi in the world. 

At Troomy, you can trust the science behind our mushroom gummies. Instead of becoming a zombie, you actually might become your "True Me," or your best self. A higher-functioning, better energized, elevated mood streamlined into your daily routine with one simple gummy.

Fortunately, our team's strategized how to safely create the perfect gameplan for you to use cordyceps in fitness, the office, the classroom, and beyond with ease. 

What are Cordyceps GOOD for?

There's three main areas that cordyceps are perfect for boosting:

  • Energy
  • Mood
  • Performance/Productivity

Each of these together allows for you to start reaching new heights in your work, excelling with new skills, building stronger relationships, and more. The best part is?┬á´╗┐Cordyceps┬á´╗┐powers each of these benefits┬á´╗┐completely naturally´╗┐´╗┐, meaning they're completely good to use in vegan, plant-based diets. Even in supplement forms, a handful of companies like Troomy will keep their blends vegan-friendly, and only power your days with what we get from the Earth.

The question comes down to: are they really safe? Am I going to start seeing my room change colors if I take too much of them?

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Am I Going to Trip Out with Cordyceps?

The short answer: NO! Just like you aren't going to turn into a zombie, you're not going to trip out on cordyceps either.

Cordyceps holda ton of daily value for you and your routine, and has absolutely zero hallucinogenic properties to it. They're actually even better for you than the mushrooms you'll have on your pizza, or the average mushroom pasta you'll get out for dinner. That's because the cordyceps mushroom carries functional properties, otherwise known as an adaptogenic mushroom.

What Makes an Adaptogenic Mushroom "Functional?"

Adaptogenic mushrooms are able to fill some kind of need, or support a particular area of your function. Take reishi, for example. It might not be the best for exercise, it does however have some really strong daily values. Reishi's been attached to functional properties for sleeping habits and regulating stress.

The same goes for cordyceps. On top of being great for fitness, cordyceps mushrooms can be used to actively target:

  • Stronger brain health
  • Better moods
  • Elevated immune system performance
  • Strong disease resistance properties

When paired with other mushrooms from the adaptogenic mushroom family, you can completely reshape what your daily routine looks like. If you're looking to meet a few other of these superfood, superstars, take a look at the rest of the mushrooms we use in our other blends┬á´╗┐´╗┐here´╗┐!

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When Should I Use Cordyceps in My Day?

Exercise, Fitness

Cordyceps is a great natural pre-workout to help you elevate your game in the weight room and on the track. Research has connected oxygen regulation through the body to using cordyceps regularly, which aims to help your body prepare for workouts, get through them, and recover from them. In addition, Cordyceps has been linked to:

  • Regulating fatigue
  • Boosting raw energy when exercising
  • Improving the recovery process

Morning Energy

Instead of starting your day with caffeine, get a natural, almost adrenaline-shot like boost to your day with cordyceps in teas, supplements, and more. The versatility of these mushrooms really stands out when you can take them any way you want to, and are perfect for getting through yourmorning without crashing like you would having caffeine or energy drinks.

Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

Getting through your afternoons can be really tough with caffeine crashes, dragging workdays, and long nights ahead. The same way you might have tough mornings without caffeine, finishing the day out at school, at home, or in the office has never been easier with cordyceps readily on hand.

Late Work Days, Game Nights

Work days that push late into the night hit all of us sometimes. Whether it's on-site or in the office, you've gotta be at your best to make sure you start getting home faster.

On top of working late, if you wanna lock in with some extra energy to get through those longer gaming sessions, cordyceps is the perfect solution. They don't give you the jitters or tick up your gameplay, which most energy drinks can do resulting in poorer, over-aggressive performance. Instead, you can expect to play at optimal performance for longer, and avoid that mental fatigue that sets in after a couple hours of playing ranked games or competitive matches in general.

The real trick is just finding which way you want to get┬á´╗┐cordyceps´╗┐ into your diet. Since there are so many different kinds of mushrooms supplements today, finding the perfect one for your needs is crucial to making sure you optimize your energy, productivity, and mood.

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How Can I Give Cordyceps a Try?

Teas, Coffees

These are quick and consistent ways to try cordyceps quickly. You can have a cup in the morning or to finish off your day with almost zero hassle and a quick boost. Coffees in particular have been widely recognized for their soul-cleansing, strong-blend value to your daily routine.

However, most blends have a strong serving of caffeine blended into them as well. That leads to a quick crash and not getting the most out of your cordyceps blend.

Supplement Powders, Juicing

Getting the right supplement combination is always tough, and adaptogenic mushrooms are a great way to simplify those efforts you've been making. Take a handful of raw or cooked up┬á´╗┐cordyceps´╗┐, and you can toss them into your usual shake or get the ground up powder versions to add to any meals you have through the day.

The thing is. there's still going to be that prep time in the day, and supplements aren't always easy to take on the go. Additionally, they can have all kinds of other ingredients in them that you don't need in your powdered supplements, which can detract your diet or not give you the energy you're looking for.

Mushroom Gummies

Plant-based mushroom gummies are the perfect middle ground. They take all the great portions of having a strong supplement with none of the hassle, and are easily the most accessible way to get your┬á´╗┐cordyceps┬á´╗┐fix fast.

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What Sets Mushroom Gummies Apart?

Zero Prep Time

Even if you're behind in the morning or just didn't get the start you wanted, you always have time to pop a gummy. This cuts out clean up time for meals, the extra ten minutes you need to make your perfect shake or juice, and gets you the same nutrients.

Low Sugar, Low Calories

You don't need any processed junk in your daily routine. With mushroom gummies, you can get that taste of fruity delicious flavors with no added sugars, and almost zero calories.

Delicious Flavors

One thing that steers most folks away from mushrooms in general is their bitter, or very earthy tastes. Unless you're cooking up a recipe with adaptogenic mushrooms, you're going to get more of the same with raw mushrooms or even coffees. Mushroom gummies create an amazing taste, have good texture, and have a completely different flavor profile.

Take┬á´╗┐Boost´╗┐´╗┐, for example.┬á´╗┐Boost┬á´╗┐´╗┐is our┬á´╗┐cordyceps┬á´╗┐´╗┐blend we've crafted to have a blast of fruity-lime goodness that still offers a ton of nutritional benefits and energy-boosting, higher-productivity┬á

Customized Around Needs

Your needs are the only thing these gummies are made for. Not just general vitamins, proteins, and daily values. While mushrooms have all that, our gummies aim to give a precise functional quality to each blend and set your days apart fast.

Luckily, it's easier than ever to get started.

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Overall, blasting cordyceps into your daily routine has a TON of benefits you can be taking advantage of. You aren't going to turn into a zombie, but instead be the best version of yourself and unlock your "True Me." While we recommend giving each of our blends a try (which you can do here), Boost is a great place to start to just get some cordyceps into your diet fast.

Don't wait to find your best self. Give Troomy a try today and unlock your best self fast!

Alex Heining

About the Author

Alex Heining is a major supporter and activist of mushroom-powered wellness, and has been a leader on our Troomy Nootropics team since day one. As a graduate from the University of Oregon and marketer in the Los Angeles area, he constantly aims to increase activity and acquire more knowledge on ever-changing innovations in the fungi industry today.

Over our first year as a company, heÔÇÖs combined his efforts with our top blending strategists to inform the Troomy community on developments in mushroom-powered wellness, while developing delicious, functionally-powerful gummies for daily use. Whether heÔÇÖs in the weightroom, studying new extraction methods, or working on some new songs, heÔÇÖll always be ready to talk your ear off about different ways you can find your ÔÇťTrue MeÔÇŁ with Troomy.

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