Mushrooms For Menopause Part 3: Crucial Cordyceps

Cordyceps mushrooms are known for their ability to increase energy and stamina and increase libido, they also contain compounds that can help regulate hormones, making them a great option for women going through menopause.

Cordyceps have been recognized in traditional Chinese medicine for their impact on sexual functions. In a placebo-controlled trial targeting elderly individuals experiencing decreased libido, an astounding 86% of women who received a cordyceps mushroom supplement reported improvements in their sex drive. Notably, these improvements were observed after a mere 40 days of cordyceps supplementation.

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The precise mechanism underlying the aphrodisiac activity of cordyceps mushrooms remains uncertain. One potential explanation is that their capacity to support testosterone production may be beneficial for women, particularly those undergoing perimenopause and menopause. 

Supplementing testosterone in hormone therapy for women can enhance sexual function, including an increase in sexual desire.

 Should we be prescribing testosterone to perimenopausal and menopausal women? A guide to prescribing testosterone for women in primary care | British Journal of General Practice

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Cordyceps for stamina and endurance: A clinical trial was conducted to investigate the effects of cordyceps supplementation in a cohort of 20 elderly individuals in good health. One group received a placebo, while the other group received a cordyceps mushroom supplement of 333 mg three times per day for a duration of 12 weeks. The results revealed that the individuals who received the cordyceps supplement experienced notable increases in both their metabolic threshold and ventilatory threshold. Conversely, no significant changes were observed in either threshold among the individuals in the control group. 

Effect of Cs-4® (Cordyceps sinensis) on Exercise Performance in Healthy Older Subjects: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial | The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

NOTE: CS-4 is a myceliated grain extract of the rare and precious Ophiocordyceps sinensis. This species contains cordycepin, but in lesser amounts compared to the easily cultivated fruit body of Cordyceps militaris. 

To shed light on the mechanisms a research team investigated the impact of a 2-week supplementation of C. militaris in mice. The administration of the fungi led to elevated adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels and increased activity of antioxidative enzymes. Additionally, the treated mice exhibited lower levels of lactic acid, lactic dehydrogenase, malondialdehyde, and reactive oxygen species compared to untreated mice. In summary, the cordyceps mushroom supplements contributed to enhanced stamina in the treated mice Studies on the Antifatigue Activities of Cordyceps militaris Fruit Body Extract in Mouse Model


Chaga mushrooms are rich in antioxidants and have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. They can also help with sleep disturbances, making them an excellent choice for women experiencing menopause-related sleep problems.

The triterpenes in Chaga help sooth the parasympathetic nervous system and relax the body. While the cordycepin will help regulate our circadian rhythm, improving sleep.

Fatigue is a common symptom of modern culture, we all will experience it on some level. Cordycepin, aka 3deoxyadenoside is an analogue to adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP feeds our mitochondria, which are the powerhouse of our cells. We experience this effect by having sustained energy all day from a cellular level. Having fully functioning cells has all kinds of other benefits like increased libido, sustained energy and better sleep cycles. 

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other mushrooms for menopause are Reishi Rampart Lucid Lions Mane and True Chaga

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