Reach Max Athletic Performance with Peak O2™ Mushroom Blend
The life-enhancing properties of adaptogenic mushrooms may seem magical but their benefits are backed by science. They are superfoods with the ability to promote endurance and anti-aging effects, lift mood and energy levels, and activate cells that fight against diseases.
While adaptogens have been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, they have been making a resurgence lately in the mainstream—often mentioned by celebrities and filling the shelves in health food stores everywhere. They come in many different forms, such as supplements, teas, powders, and tinctures, depending on your needs. And they aren’t just a staple at Whole Foods; many physicians who practice a holistic treatment approach recommend adaptogenic mushrooms as supplements to patients.
The presence of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and vitality-enhancing molecular compounds are what lend adaptogenic mushrooms their innumerable health benefits. Many of these adaptogenic mushrooms, such as the six mushrooms found in READY in the Peak O2™ blend, combat fatigue, improve physical endurance, as well as promote general well-being and an uplifted mood—making them an athlete’s secret weapon.
Reishi: The reishi mushroom is packed with antioxidants, promotes a sense of calm and supports the body during physical and mental stress. It is also called the lingzhi mushroom. It was known as the “mushroom of immortality” for 2,000 years and was reserved for the Chinese royal family. It grows wild on logs in coastal areas of China but is now cultivated worldwide.
Cordyceps: This fungus is so valuable in China ($20,000 USD per kilogram), that scientists now grow it (safely) in lab settings. Cordyceps fungus is thought to be a powerful antioxidant, and it is believed to help with oxidative stress and slowing down the aging process. In addition, it is considered to be a huge stamina booster and is used by athletes to support increased performance.
Shiitake: The origin of the shiitake mushroom is believed to stretch back millions of years and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It is native to East Asia and is still harvested to this day for its health benefits. Shiitake is a great source of vitamins and minerals and supports a strong immune system and healthy energy levels.
Pleurotus Eryngi: Also known as the king oyster, Pleurotus eryngii is native to Central Asia, parts of Europe, and North Africa. It is widely used as a nutraceutical for its antioxidant benefits and its rich source of vitamins and minerals. Pleurotus eryngii helps to fight against physical and environmental stressors as well as support heart health.
Hericium Erinaceus: This fungus is popularly known by the name “Lion’s Mane” mushroom, and is native to North America, Asia, and Europe. It is a great source of antioxidants and has many anti-aging properties, fighting free radicals and multiple types of stressors. Because of these benefits, supplementing with Lion’s Mane is often recommended to support better cognitive function, memory recall, and healthy energy levels. It aids athletes in quick recovery after working out and protects against nerve damage.
Turkey Tails: These multicolored mushrooms are native to Europe, North America, and parts of Asia. In traditional Chinese medicine, they were used mainly to treat respiratory conditions. Since then, turkey tails fungus has been proven to contain many anti-inflammatory agents which strengthen the immune system and speed up muscle recovery post-workout.
READY includes all six of the above adaptogens in the proudly featured Peak O2™ Mushroom Blend—some of the most effective adaptogenic mushrooms in the game for natural pre-workouts. The Peak O2™ Mushroom Blend is designed to enhance physical performance to peak levels and promote long-lasting energy to supercharge your workouts.
No matter what type of adaptogen you’re looking to try, make sure to do your research and get it from a trusted source. And as always, it’s recommended that you consult with your physician before starting any new supplement or regimen.