What are Cordyceps Mushrooms?

What are Cordyceps Mushrooms?Joe Rogan has spoken many times at great length on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience about mushrooms and how they can benefit those who take them. I’m not going to get into any of the psychedelic mushrooms that Joe consumes, but rather the cordyceps mushrooms he has talked about on numerous occasions. These mushrooms do not contain psilocybin and will not transport your soul to another dimension.

Cordyceps mushrooms (also known as cordyceps sinensis) have been used for centuries in China as not only a way to promote good health, but also as an ingredient for cooking. Nothing strange about that, right? Well, when you consider that cordyceps mushrooms grow on the larva of the ghost moth, you may think twice about adding some to your next soup or broth.

At least that’s how Joe likes to describe how wild cordyceps mushrooms grow, but they can also be grown on dead silk worms, or on rye grain, millet, or rice. The highest quality cordyceps mushrooms are grown on moths, then silk worms, and finally rye grain, followed by millet or rice. It’s not uncommon for cordyceps mushrooms found in capsule form or as an ingredient in supplements to be of the latter varieties. Obviously it would be difficult to mass produce a supplement using only product harvested from caterpillars.

There are a wide range of benefits to taking cordyceps mushrooms or a supplement that uses them as an ingredient, such as Shroom Tech Sport. Centuries ago, cordyceps mushrooms were used to promote good health, to treat fatigue, and also to increase energy in those participating in physically demanding activities or jobs, much like the Tibetan sheep herders Joe has mentioned many times. Today, people from all walks of life can continue to benefit from cordyceps mushrooms by adding a few capsules to their daily nutrition regimen.