Super 7: Supplements That Improve Endurance

Herbs such as cordyceps can provide many benefits to runners and other endurance athletes. Photo: www.shutterstock.com

Cordyceps

Cordyceps helps speed transfer of oxygen from red blood cells to mitochondria. It is a Tibetan mushroom used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for “lung protection” and to balance the “Qi” — the fundamental “energy of life.” In clinical studies, cordyceps feeding results in significant improvements in fatigue, oxygen uptake, and endurance exercise performance.

Dosage: 100-500mg (standardized to 5-10% adenosine)

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