The World’s Most Expensive Mushroom

What's a reasonable price to pay for something to help with energy, endurance, and immunity?

For some, the answer is actually somewhere around $20,000/kg.

Believe it or not, that's a typical price for wild-harvested Cordyceps sinensis.

At that price, a 60 gram bottle of Cordyceps should cost around $1200!

But even though Cordyceps is quite literally the “most expensive mushroom in the world”, you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get the benefits.

So what's so great about Cordyceps?

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If you’ve ever heard anything about Cordyceps, it’s probably this:

“Cordyceps is a mushroom for athletes.”

And while it’s true that “fitness nerds” love the performance boost they get from Cordyceps, there's even MORE benefits to be had for those not yet at peak performance.

Here’s some reasons you should be excited about this mushroom:

1. Energy Benefits For All

Cordyceps is known for supporting energy and endurance.

It does this by allowing us to get more out of every breath, improving the efficiency at which we bring oxygen from our lungs to the rest of the cells in our body.

Research has shown that the biggest performance gains are actually shown in non athletes, or those of us not yet at peak performance.

️2. Powerful Immune Support

This mushroom has another trick up its sleeve…

It contains bioactive beta-d glucans that can modulate and support our immune system, and has been studied for its powerful antiviral properties.

So if you’re looking to build a bulletproof immune system, Cordyceps might be the sidekick you need.

 3. A True Adaptogen

Adaptogens are natural substances that help our bodies “adapt” to stress.

This could be anything from environmental stress, physical stress or even psychological stress.

The designation is not easy to get.

Adaptogens are listed as “possible”, “probable”, and “well researched”, with only a select few getting the top designation.

Cordyceps, however, DOES make the cut.

This powerful mushroom is well known in herbal medicine as a true adaptogen with a long history of use.

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About That Price Discrepancy

Cordyceps is special- and believe it or not, it really does sell for upwards of $20,000/kg.

But the mushroom that gets the crazy-high price tag is somthing called Cordyceps Sinensis.

Cordyceps sinensis cannot be cultivated, and needs to be harvested from the wild, where it grows naturally on caterpillars high in the tibetan plateau.

It is super rare and therefore fetches insanely high prices.

Luckily, there is another species called Cordyceps Militaris that actually can be cultivated, without the use of bugs.

It's grown organically on a mix of rice and soy.

The best part?

Cordyceps Militaris provides all the benefits without the insanely high price tag.

In fact, this version of Cordyceps contains even higher levels of some active compounds that are most beneficial!

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About the Author

Tony

Hi' I'm Tony. I've dedicated a ton of time to learn all about the amazing world of mushrooms- and would love to share that information with you! I am particularily passionate about growing mushrooms, and teaching others how to do the same.

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Gal
Gal
14 days ago

Not Mushroom here to comment ,it really is a spore show!