Why Poria is your new teammate
Poria Sclerotia isn’t a fruiting body mushroom — think of it more like a truffle, waiting to emerge from underground, storing energy and goodness until the time is right to use it. It is a powerhouse of benefits. Nutrient-dense and anti-inflammatory, it has been used to help fight fatigue and is something every athlete should include in their diet. For centuries now, long before the start of modern-day holistic wellness trends, Poria has been a cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine, revered for its ability to help balance the body's internal systems and promote overall health.
Makes us think of… Antoine Winfield, Jr.
Poria lies underground, biding its time until the moment is right to unleash the energy it has stored away. It strikes us that this is very much like the strength of an NFL safety, being able to read the confusing field and strike only when the time is exactly right. Antoine Winfield Jr. is one of the best to ever play the position in the NFL, with a knack for making decisive plays when the stakes are highest. He has the patience, decisiveness, and versatility to figure out what needs to be done on each play — stay in the backfield to guard the deep ball, crash the running back’s rush, or attack the line to sack the quarterback. He is the embodiment of Poria, a quiet but potent force, showing up exactly when it’s needed.
Benefits of Poria for Athletes
The Focus Booster
Poria is a functional mushroom that is like a sharpshooter, helping to improve concentration and mental alertness during intense plays and training sessions, and helping athletes keep their head in the game.
Poria can also play a notable role in reducing physical and mental fatigue, crucial for athletes who undergo rigorous training or face intense competition. It can help them stay sharp and perform at their best without having to give into exhaustion.
When to take Poria functional mushrooms
Times when athletes can consider using Poria to help with performance:
- Daily, in the morning: Use Poria as a part of a daily morning routine. Consistency is key. Taking Poria every day can better help build and maintain higher levels of focus and energy.
- Pre-workout: Taking Poria before any intense physical activity can improve mental clarity and concentration during that activity.
- Times of high stress: Athletes, almost by definition, will face significant mental and physical stress. That’s just how sports work. Using Poria during these periods can help maintain mental balance and support overall well-being.