Cordyceps: The Best Mushrooms for Lung Health

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Your New Superfood Friend for Daily Lung and Respiratory Support

Lung health is a key element to our daily functional wellness, giving your body the oxygen it needs and helping your respiratory system stay consistent. Luckily, today there are a wealth of supplements to make that happen.

You might be familiar with cordyceps from The Last of Us, but it actually isn’t a zombifying fungi that you’re at risk of accidentally ingesting today. In fact, cordyceps (or cordyceps militaris) is a function-boosting, healthy supplement for boosting daily function that goes far beyond just getting some extra vitamin and mineral values.

At Troomy, we strive to offer the best mushroom support available for implementing medicinal mushroom use into your daily routine. Today, we'll take a deep dive into how cordyceps and other medicinal mushrooms can be used to achieve a healthier respirator system, which factors impact lung health the most, and what you can do to keep your body wellness peaked. 

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What Kind of Factors Impact Lung Health

While most of us aren't exactly focusing on lung health as a prominent part of our daily preparation in the morning evening and night, it still might be worth it to get familiar with which factors you can change, and which ones you can't change.

There’s a handful of key factors that majorly impact lung health, including:

  • Physical activity

  • Ethnicity

  • Height

  • Weight

  • Altitude

  • Gender

  • Age

Each of these comprise the core elements that make up the majority of physiological factors. Unfortunately most of these aren’t in your control, which makes maintaining a strong quality of life and habits an important element of avoiding respiratory disease and other potential risks.

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Risk Factors of Lung Health

Smoking, Tobacco, and Vaping Habits

For the most part, these three habits litter many ailments in the lungs for virtually all age groups. Unfortunately, habits like smoking or vaping are extremely hard to get over.

The respiratory system needs to be clean and clear of any inhibitors. If you have developed some of these habits and are looking to quit, it might be a good idea to consult a medical professional or give a new program a try to figure out the best next steps for you to get the support you need. 

Air Pollution

This one is tougher than habits to deal with unfortunately, since you have less control over how air pollution rolls into your day. It depends mainly on where you live, as every city varies heavily in exposure to air pollution.

However, if you're in a high-risk area near a factory or particularly polluted region, be mindful how air quality can impact your health long term. These seemingly small risks in the ozone might feel like they aren't a big deal, though they actually pose a major risk to your long term health and potential to develop conditions/diseases in the later stages of your life. 


Allergies make every day more difficult. You can be having an ultra-productive morning at work or be cruising through your homework after school and just completely lose focus because allergies take over your sinuses.

If you're particularly prone to having allergies get out of hand in high-pollen areas or just springtime in general, take note of how you can adjust your work/life conditions to account for this time of year. While the allergies themselves might not pose a prominent threat, the ware and fatigue of energy exhausted from dealing with allergies can be a lot heavier than we realize.

This makes keeping the right supplements on hand all the more important for your daily health and wellness. 

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Supplement Support for Boosting Lung Health

Ivy Extract

Great for respiratory health, ivy extract has become widely popular to increase your body's instant responses to COPD and asthma. There's been a ton of research done over the course of decades of clinical research to create substance in ivy's promotion of lung health through reducing bronchial spasm and the improvement of respiratory secretions. 

Lung Vitamins (Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Magnesium, etc.)

Vitamins centralized around improving lung health is a great place to get complementary support to your usual diet and daily values. Lung vitamins are linked to clearing airways for improved oxygen circulation, while also helping your body meet its daily values for vitamin/nutrient intake.

Mushroom Supplements (Coffees, Teas, Tinctures, Gummies, etc.)

Mushrooms have been heavy linked through a variety of clinical trial results for increasing respiratory health, lung function, reduced risk of lung disease, and more. Cordyceps is usually the most popular mushroom for lung health, but there's a wealth of others in reishi, lion's mane, and chaga that all could drastically improve your body's overall wellness fast.

What are these mushrooms made up of, though? What sets them apart?

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What are Medicinal Mushrooms?

Medicinal mushrooms refer to the species of fungi that go a step above their peers and elevate some kind of functional value into your health beyond just nutrition. They vary in areas of strength, but are all capable of taking your daily routine to the next level when added consistently to your diet.

How Long Have Folks Used Medicinal Mushrooms for Support?

Traditional Chinese medicine has used mushroom support as a natural supplement for thousands of years. However, they only recently made their way west to be used in North American cultures as health and wellness supplements.

While a healthcare provider might not be familiar with the full range of medicinal mushrooms you’ve seen online, they are increasingly becoming more common because of their health-driven, scientifically-backed biological structure. This has landed them in wellness shops, grocery stores, gyms, and many more locations (especially online) that you can grab in the form of mushroom-based nootropic blends with ease.

What Makes Medicinal Mushrooms Strong?

The foundational strength of medicinal mushrooms can power much more than a high-vitamin diet. Polysaccharides like beta-glucans for example strengthen and power the body as an energy source of carbohydrates. Without these in your diet regularly, you’re going to have trouble keeping your energy high. These pair up with fruiting body support that medicinal mushrooms offer, and create a superfood with the duality of both fruiting bodies as the reproductive portion of mushrooms and mycelium as the vegetative body foundation.

Beyond the composition of medicinal mushrooms in mycelium and beta-glucans, the parasitic relationship they create between their host tree or other biological material is fantastic for growing valuable natural antibodies, immunity, and protective agents for fighting lung issues with vigor and strength.

Does Science Back Up Medicinal Mushroom Claims?

While medicinal mushrooms have been used for the past several thousand years in Eastern Chinese medicine, these various species of fungi are relatively new to the west. This minimizes the amount of verified research they have, but that sort of comes with the territory in the world of supplements. Herbal medicines in general have limited pharmacological backing usually.

However, with medicinal mushrooms, there’s ample vitamins and minerals that have proven their nutritional value. The real portion that’s chased is the functional value they could potentially offer depending on the person’s nutrition, sleep habits, exercise, etc. When you get the perfect complement of good habits and mushroom supplements you enjoy taking, there's a whole variety of new benefits you could unlock.

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Health Benefits Linked to Medicinal Mushrooms

Boosted Respiratory Health

Respiratory health interweaves with cardiovascular health and keeping your body health and wellness stable with improved communication between blood cells, oxygen flow, circulation, and more. Cordyceps is where most folks start with mushrooms for lung support due to how it has been linked to improving fitness gains without caffeine or a ton of additives.

Additionally, the reishi mushroom is an excellent pairing with cordyceps to get a more complete immunity and respiratory health boost. Together, they work in tandem with some added muscle to keep you on track with your health goals.

Immune System Support

Functionally boosting your immune system from the ground up is a great place to start. Medicinal mushrooms like chaga, cordyceps, reishi (or ganoderma lucidum), maitake, and others are all high in immunity-boosting functions. This can shut down your flu season and help you get back to school/work faster without falling behind.

Beyond you work, though, immune function as a whole completely can reshape your immune response when its operating at a higher level. You could see your immune system and daily health pivot dramatically overtime when you start using mushrooms to support a better you.

Inflammation Reduction

Inflammation is a natural response to many ailments. In fact, there’s a direct connection between inflammation and the majority of sicknesses and physical pains. So when inflammation does break out, it isn't necessarily cause for concern. However, when inflammation starts spreading or lingering, there may be deeper issues at play.

Inflammatory responses need to be regulated by your nutrition, sleep, hygiene, exercise, and supplements you put in your body. Medicinal mushrooms could be a fantastic place to start with regulating inflammation quickly and keeping redness and other side effects minimal.

Disease Resistance

Particularly related to the lungs, bronchitis (or a combination of ailments called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are some of the health problems that so many folks today have to be careful and proactive about preventing. Luckily, the proactive healing properties that mushrooms like chaga, reishi, and cordyceps promote could be the key to keeping your body healthy and in-tune with your needs on a deeper level. By no means should mushrooms be used as a direct way to prevent or heal someone suffering from a disease, but they can be beneficial to someone needing a little boost or looking for long term benefits to their cardiovascular, cognitive, and body health prone to being attacked by diseases/ailments.

Antioxidant Health

The antioxidant properties of medicinal mushrooms are excellent for regulating oxidation and reducing the impact of free radicals on overall body wellness. This keeps your oxidative stress minimized and allows you to think more clearly, relieving you of brain fog and staying on track with tasks/assignments.

Now, cordyceps might be great for a handful of these benefits, though there are other medicinal mushrooms it could use some support from to really get the most out of your new healthy habits.

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How Does Cordyceps Compare to Other Medicinal Mushrooms?

As we've touched on before with some examples and uses, there's a handful of other medicinal mushrooms you should certainly consider taking advantage along with cordyceps. Some medicinal mushrooms you may be familiar with today are:

Lion’s mane and turkey tail mushrooms are some of the more popular in organic mushroom shops and grocery stores today, but each mushroom has cultivated its own following now in the health and wellness world. Some are good for sleeping, some are good for focus, others are good for stress relief and mood. What it really comes down to in 2023 is what your needs are and how each mushroom blend can best suit those needs. 

What are the Best Mushroom Supplements to Try?

There’s a whole bunch of mushroom supplements you can try in 2023. Powders, teas, coffees, tinctures, whatever you’re looking for, it’s probably out there. Luckily, we have the perfect blend here at Troomy of medicinal mushroom-powered gummies.

What Makes Mushroom Gummies Great

Ease of Access

Mushroom gummies make everything easier. Instead of taking time out of your day to chop up some mushrooms and work them into a recipe, you can get them straight in with just one bite.

Natural Sugars, Zero Caffeine

Caffeine can make getting through your morning a bit easier, while also crushing your afternoon and forcing a crash before you finish your work day. Instead of relying on caffeine, try mushroom-powered wellness to get the same energy boost and mental clarity with none of the jitters or crash.

Customized Around Your Needs

Customizing the health benefits of every supplement you take can be a ton of work on your end. Instead, having it done for you makes everything a whole lot simpler. Take Troomy’s Boost, for example. Boost is packed with 400mg of cordyceps per gummy and is perfect for increasing oxygen regulation through the body, while also elevating fitness performance recovery. This can be great for keeping your lungs clear and feeling good when you're finding your best self.

Still, Boost may not be the best blend for you. Luckily, Troomy has four others blends to choose from. Now it's just time to find which one works for you.

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Getting Started with Troomy Today!

Overall, lung health is vital to your cardiovascular system performing healthily, your well-being, and minimizing side effects of sickness/ailments. If you're going to keep your lung health regulated and a high priority, supplements focused on improving your body wellness might be a good place to start.

To give medicinal mushrooms a try in your diet today, the cordyceps mushroom is a great one to try in our Boost blend. Check it out Boost and our four other blends here to find your "True Me" today!

Disclaimer: None of the above claims have been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For medical advice, seek out a healthcare professional.

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, he’s 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 he’s in the weightroom, studying new extraction methods, or working on some new songs, he’ll always be ready to talk your ear off about different ways you can find your “True Me” with Troomy.


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