Pre-Workout Vs Cordyceps: Which is Better for ME?

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Taking pre-workout can be a major benefit when you're hitting the weight room. You get a kickstart of energy and can get a much-needed energy boost before you start hitting the weights. But is it really the best option? Are you really getting the most out of yourself with creatine and caffeine as your go-to supplements?

Well, working out is a whole lot different today than even just five years ago. Constant innovation has create a whole lot more for factors for you to take into account when you're re-entering the world of fitness nowadays.

Given the boom of online classes, new cardio and strength conditioning regimens, there's all kinds of supplements you can take advantage of with various pros and cons.

Today, we'll take a deep dive into a popular functional mushroom that has exploded onto the scene called cordyceps. As mushroom gummy blenders ourselves, we've focused on blending it into a pre-workout rival called Boost, which aims to take all the benefits you can get with cordyceps mushroom extracts, and boost them into one supercharged gummy.

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What are Cordyceps, and How are They Like Pre-Workout Blends?

Cordyceps are really strong additions to your diet if you're looking to target better physical and mental performance. They’ve been thoroughly researched and linked to better athletic performance primarily, as well as an increase in energy.

Are Cordyceps Safe?

Yes! They’re entirely safe to eat and consume, they just can be a bit tougher to get down when completely raw. Luckily, there are quick routes you can take that’ll get them into your diet with tasty recipes, or through nootropics.

How are Mushrooms Considered “Nootropics?”

The term “nootropic” refers to a synthetic or natural blend of ingredients that targets brain health, focus, productivity, athletic performance, and more. Depending on the ingredients, you can target each of these with different levels of intensity, or go all-in on a particular benefit and try to make something significant happen. However, most ingredients take some kind of labwork and adjusting to hit their peak standard of usage. That’s where mushrooms come in.

Functional mushrooms are a superfood you probably aren't taking full advantage of today. While any mushroom could technically be considered “functional,” the top in use today set themselves apart significantly. This includes

  • Turkey Tail
  • Cordyceps
  • Lion’s Mane
  • Reishi

In addition to this primary set of mushrooms, there are a few others you might get good benefits from. But as of research today, these are the best of the best. They're healthy, loaded with vitamins, and a great source for your daily values.

Fitness Benefits of Cordyceps

  • Oxygen Regulation - blood flow and increased oxygen regulation in the body 
  • Energy - Natural energy is tough to come by. While you can compensate with caffeine and other boosters, cordyceps uses only natural, non-addictive nutrients to boost your energy.
  • Fatigue Recover and Resistance - Fatigue can crush your workouts and pushback results with longer recoveries. Cordyceps gives you vitamins and minerals that can make that process much more effective.
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Other Functional Mushroom General Benefits in Nootropics

Other Functional mushrooms like Lion’s Mane and Reishi are excellent additions to your daily routine that have a variety of top performers. Cordyceps is one of those top performers we’ve highlighted, but the others do a great job as well. They link to primary benefits in:

  • Elevated athleticism
  • Extended stamina
  • Quicker recovery processes
  • Antibodies
  • Immune support

Together, you can get all these into your diet safely with nootropic blends. Once you combine them all and they function well together, your whole diet’s effectiveness and daily energy can increase.

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Pre-Workout Supplements in Comparison to Mushroom Nootropics

Pre-workout blends are usually targeted to increase energy levels, muscle growth, and overall performance. While mushroom blends go a more all-natural direction, pre-workout blends use whatever’s available to get you results quickly.

Nootropics and Extracts in Most Pre-Workout

Usually, the standard blend you’ll find today on the open market for pre-workout will have caffeine and creatine as the primary boosters for your workouts. Both of these combines for the higher energy and better muscle gain output you’re looking for.

Impact of Pre-Workout

Overall, when taken responsibly, pre-workout can be a huge benefit for your muscles and growth as an athlete. The thing you’ll want to avoid is becoming reliant on it. Caffeine is addictive and while creatine isn’t, you can become reliant on both for your workouts quickly. However, if you can be responsible with both and don’t use it in every instance of your workouts, it shouldn’t hurt your progress.

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Which Do I Need to Start Today?

Depending on what you're looking for, both can be effective. The first question you should answer is what your goal is. Are you trying to put on muscle, like, yesterday? Then you should probably go for a pre-workout blend. Those will give the quickest results you’re looking for. 

The primary difference beyond the ingredients being natural vs processed/concentrated. For example, you can put cordyceps mushrooms into your meal plan with zero added sugar, calories, or addictive ingredients. So if you’re looking for a stable approach that doesn’t rely on addictive ingredients, mushroom nootropics are a great alternative.

What Kind of Mushroom Nootropics are Available?

Powders, capsules, and gummies are the main mushroom nootropics you’ll find today. However, each of these will have different blends depending on where you get them. You should take a long look first at what the ingredients are, if they’re organic, vegan, and any other factors that might impact your diet.

Otherwise, these are fantastic routes to get your daily values and just will depend on your preference. As far as powders go, these will be a lot like pre-workout blends in terms of texture. They’re easy to add to a shake or drink to get your workout started. But the best 

Troomy Nootropics Mushroom Gummies

At Troomy Nootropics in Whittier, CA, we have spent the last year strategically crafting our industry-leading mushroom blends. The goal of each of these blends is to target a different need. In our Boost blend, for example, we use cordyceps combined with organic ingredients to create a fruity-flavored gummy jam-packed with fitness support benefits. These gummies are low-calorie, fast-acting options to create a more efficient daily routine, as well as get a pick me up before, during, and after workouts. Luckily, getting started is simple.

Give Troomy Nootropics a try today with Boost. While you’re in the shop as well, take a look at our other blends here to see if anything else is missing in your daily routine.

Overall, it’s no time to wait around for better fitness results, or get stuck with pre-workout supplements only. Start grinding away with Troomy, and take another step forward in finding your “True Me” today!

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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