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Zombie Fungus? What Does Cordyceps Do and Is It Safe?

January 25, 2023

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By: Taylor Ford


The supplement industry is filled with trends that come and go, and over the past few years the topic of mushrooms has become one that is front and center. Cordyceps is the latest mushroom trend, but did you know it’s been around for centuries? Mdrive’s founder was an industry pioneer in bringing cordyceps to the market in America after personally trying some at a Chinese Embassy over 20 years ago. Below I’ll discuss everything you need to know about this powerful mushroom!



Originally called the Chinese caterpillar fungus, cordyceps was originally found in the higher altitudes of Tibetan plateaus of China. It is a parasitic fungus that grows in the moth caterpillar.

Cordyceps is a type of mushroom that has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It is known for its immune-boosting and energy-enhancing properties.

In the 1993 Chinese National games a group of Chinese athletes broke nine world records, their secret? Cordyceps.

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Why Is Cordyceps Trending?

I’d like to believe that it’s trending because it’s a centuries old ingredient that supports immunity and energy, but in reality it is going viral because of the HBO show The Last of Us. The show is set in a post pandemic world where cordyceps parasites infected and ravaged mankind into a zombie apocalypse. 

Courtesy of HBO Last of Us.

Is Cordyceps Safe?

Let’s separate fiction and reality. Cordyceps has over 21 clinically approved benefits on human health. And for what it’s worth, I have personally taken cordyceps through my daily Mdrive formula. Some of those benefits include:



Side Effects:

Cordyceps is considered safe when taken in recommended doses. However, there are a few reported side effects, and we always recommend consulting a physician before adding supplements to your routine. Potential side effects include:


Cordyceps come in numerous forms and variations, and the potential benefits can vary greatly depending on the individual.. Webmd cites using 3-6 grams daily for using the powder format. Our formulas use a concentrated proprietary cordyceps extract and the formulas include a range from 100-500mgs.


Supplements With Cordyceps

Whether you are looking for more energy or simply better health, over a million men have used Mdrive to fight back against aging. All of the products below contain cordyceps and every one of them has a 60-Day guarantee. What do you have to lose?


 mdrive boost & burn with cordyceps

 mdrive classic with cordyceps

 mdrive classic with cordyceps

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