Cordyceps for Sports & Fitness
© Martin Wall
How Much Is Usually Taken by Athletes?
The recommended intake of cordyceps is 3 to 9 grams taken twice daily as a liquid extract, as food, or as powdered extract.1
There are insufficient studies on the safety of cordyceps. However, it has a long history of use as a food and is generally considered safe.2 There is no information available about safety in pregnancy, lactation, or use in children.
There are two reported cases of lead poisoning associated with the use of apparently contaminated cordyceps powder.3 Cordyceps should only be purchased from companies that test to exclude heavy metal contamination.
Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds
At the time of writing, there were no well-known supplement or food interactions with this supplement.
Interactions with Medicines
As of the last update, we found no reported interactions between this supplement and medicines. It is possible that unknown interactions exist. If you take medication, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.
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