Super 7: Supplements That Improve Endurance

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

Eurycoma

Eurycoma balances two important hormones in the body —cortisol and testosterone. It is a root, often called Malaysian ginseng, that is used as a traditional remedy in Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam) to help individuals “adapt” to the reduced energy and depressed mood that often come with chronic stress and overtraining.

Eurycoma contains a group of small peptides that are effective in restoring the balance between the cortisol and testosterone.

Dosage: 25-50mg (standardized to 20-25% eurypepides)

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