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Best before: 11.2025

Energise your performance
Struggling with fatigue or wanting to enhance your athletic stamina? Cordyceps is fascinating mushroom 
for advanced physical vitality. Grown to boost your immediate energy output while preparing your body for future endurance demands.

Key Details:

  • 10:1 Extract
  • 33-45% of Beta-d-glucans
  • Organic
  • Non-standardised with yeasts
  • Grown using liquid fermentation method
  • 100% Fruiting Bodies
  • No fillers and additives, pure mushrooms
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher

Ingredients:  100% Fruiting Body of Cordyceps

The Benefits:

Your secret weapon for achieving peak athletic performance and pushing to new limits.

  • Enhanced Energy and Stamina - Cordyceps is renowned for its potential to increase energy levels and improve stamina. It known to support efficient oxygen utilisation, enhance ATP production, and improve overall energy metabolism, helping combat fatigue and enhancing physical performance. [4] [11]
  • Improved Athletic Performance - Cordyceps is often favoured by athletes for its potential to enhance endurance, increase oxygen uptake, and improve overall performance. It may boost oxygen delivery to the muscles, delay fatigue, and support faster recovery post-exercise. [5] [11]
  • Immune Regulation - Cordyceps possess properties that may modulate the immune system and as research suggests, may exhibit notable anti-tumor activities. There is considerable potential for Cordyceps to both regulate immune function and reduce the levels of cell cycle proteins. [6]
  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties - Cordyceps exhibits anti-inflammatory effects, potentially helping to reduce chronic inflammation in the body. By mitigating inflammation, it may aid in managing inflammatory condition. [7]
  • Sexual Health and Libido Enhancement - Cordyceps have traditionally been used for their potential aphrodisiac properties and its positive effects on sexual health. Cordyceps may support hormone balance, enhance libido, and contribute to improved sexual performance. [11]


Mushrooms are qualified as adaptogens, which means that they support both physical and mental resistance to environmental stimuli and stress. How does this happen? Fungi have spent almost 1.5 billion years optimising their defence strategies, and today we can benefit from them.


Cordyceps stands out from other functional mushrooms in a significant way. Beginning with its unusual method of cultivation, to its anecdotal fame as a powerful energy booster among athletes.

Cordyceps is often used as an alternative to caffeinated energy drinks, acting at a cellular level, literally recharging our biological batteries.


One of the ways in which Cordyceps supports physical performance and reduces fatigue is through its effect on the production of the basic energy unit, ATP (adenosine triphosphate). We can think of ATP as our body's batteries. The more charged they are, the longer we are able to perform an activity.

ATP is produced in the mitochondria - the energy factories inside our cells. Their contribution to energy production is as high as 90%. Cordyceps contains adenosine, which is required to produce ATP.


Concentration & Potency

When it comes to choosing the best Cordyceps product, SolveLabs™ Cordyceps stands out as the clear choice - prioritising concentration and potency above all else.

  • Concentration refers to the quantity of active compounds found within the supplement, including Cordycepin, Adenosine, and Beta-d-Glucans, all of which contribute to the mushroom's cognitive benefits. Solve Labs Lion’s Mane is a 10:1 extract, meaning that for every gram of our extract, it's as if you're consuming ten grams of the pure mushroom.
  • Potency is therefore high thanks to the concentration of mushroom and active compounds. Our Lion’s Mane supplement is derived exclusively from 100% mature dry fruiting bodies, guaranteeing that you will receive the maximum benefits of the mushroom's natural properties.

Equally important is the avoidance of fillers derived from starch and grains. These fillers not only dilute the concentration and potency of the active compounds but may also introduce unnecessary additives or allergens. It is, after all, Beta-D-Glucans 1,3 and 1,6 that we are after.



What are Beta-D-glucans? Great question!

Beta-D-glucans are a type of complex sugar made from long chains of glucose molecules. They are found in nature, especially in mushrooms, and are known for their strong ability to support and regulate the immune system. [2]

Beta-D-glucans from mushrooms are considered to be more beneficial than those sourced from cereals like oats and barley, yeasts, or certain algae. This is due to their distinct structural features and the health advantages they offer. At Solve Labs, we exclusively utilise mushroom-sourced Beta-D-Glucans for these reasons. There are two key attributes that are particularly noteworthy about mushroom beta-d-glucans:


Beta-D-glucans from mushrooms have a complex branching structure with β-(1,3) and β-(1,6) linkages. These is different from those found in grains, yeasts and algae. This branching pattern is believed to be responsible for their biological activity and potential health benefits. The unique molecular structure of mushroom beta-d-glucans allows them to interact with specific receptors in the immune system and exert immunomodulatory effects.

Athletic Performance

  1. Increased ATP Production - Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the energy currency of cells. Cordyceps is thought to increase the body's production of ATP, which could potentially improve muscle energy during exercise, leading to enhanced endurance and strength. [11]

  2. Improved Oxygen Utilisation - Some studies suggest that cordyceps may improve the way the body uses oxygen, which is particularly beneficial for endurance athletes by potentially increasing aerobic capacity and delaying fatigue. [11]

  3. Anti-Fatigue Effects - Cordyceps can help in reducing fatigue by influencing the way the body produces and utilises energy - one of those being improved oxygen use - which can be helpful for athletes during long training sessions or competitions. [11]

  4. Antioxidant Source - Exercise can increase oxidative stress, which can damage cells. Cordyceps contain antioxidants that may help protect cells from such damage. [12]

  5. Anti-Inflammatory Properties - The anti-inflammatory effects of Cordyceps can aid in recovery by reducing muscle inflammation and soreness after intense training / workouts, shortening recovery time. [13]

  6. Blood Flow Improvement - Improved blood flow is essential for delivering oxygen and nutrients to muscles during exercise. Cordyceps may help improve blood circulation, contributing to better performance and muscle health. [14]


Cordyceps Accumulation Phases

Depending on your body's response and unique metabolic rate, the time taken to feel the effects of Cordyceps supplementation can vary.
  1. Phase 1 - Initial Response (2-4 weeks): In the early weeks, your body commences its adaptation to the Cordyceps. You might observe preliminary enhancements in energy levels and endurance, this is the body’s initial response.
  2. PHASE 2 - Intermediate Accumulation (1-3 Months): As you progress into the second phase, the effects of the Cordyceps might become more prominent. You could find yourself benefitting from improved oxygen utilisation, increased stamina, and a harmonised immune response. Essentially, this phase represents the body's further acclimatisation to Cordyceps, paving the way for stepwise enhancements in athletic performance.
  3. PHASE 3 - Long-term Accumulation (3-6 Months and Beyond): This is the stage where the comprehensive range of benefits start to shine through. Expect to experience an optimised energy metabolism, a balanced hormonal environment, and a marked increase in overall athletic performance. Many athletes choose to sustain their Cordyceps supplementation beyond this phase, incorporating it as a staple in their daily regimen.

It's essential to exercise patience throughout these phases. While Cordyceps gets to work right from the initial response phase, experiencing its full potential in enhancing your performance might take time.

Different athletes, depending on their sport, intensity of training, and individual body responses, might observe varying timelines for benefits. Thus, it's crucial to stay observant, adjust as needed, and remain consistent in your supplementation journey.

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