Hekate Is NSF Certified For Sport®

Hekate Is NSF Certified For Sport®

Hard work, training, and dedication are essential to the success of anyone's athletic career, but so is choosing the right certified sports product. We are excited to announce that we are officially NSF Certified for Sport® to meet the growing demands of high-performance passionate athletes by providing quality sports supplements.

Hekate is the first functional mushroom company to have its products be NSF Certified for Sport®. Athletes can legally complete and train without worrying about consuming any banned or illegal substances. 

We’re a Performance-Based Mushroom Company

Our founder, Wimbledon tennis champion Vasek Pospisil encountered the benefits of functional mushrooms after undergoing multiple surgeries for athletic injuries. As a result, mushrooms are now part of his daily routine to support his physical and mental performance so that he can #CultivateGreat.

At Hekate, we're passionate about providing athletes with a natural and safe way to improve their performance. Our mushroom performance line is NSF Certified for Sport®, which means it's undergone rigorous testing to ensure they're free of banned substances. We want athletes to know that they can trust our products to help them perform at their best.

You've come to the right place if you are ready to #CultivateGreat into your daily ritual and learn more about our products. Shop Now!

What Does NSF Certified Mean for You?

NSF stands for the National Sanitation Foundation, and NSF Certified for Sport® is a program that makes it easier for athletes, coaches, and trainers to get safe sports supplements.

The MLB, NHL, and CFL clubs only recommend products that are Certified for Sport®. In addition, the NSF International Certification is also recommended by the NFL, PGA, LPGA, CPSDA, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports, and Taylor Hooton Foundation.

Having our Certified for Sport® means that our products are held under some of the strictest regulations in the industry. 

What Does It Take To Get NSF Certified for Sport®? 

First and foremost products must be free of banned substances. To ensure this the NSF International Group tests products against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list of prohibited substances. Products that pass this initial screening are then evaluated for safety. This evaluation includes a comprehensive review of the product's manufacturing processes and ingredients and an analysis of potential contaminants that could be present in the finished product. As mentioned, the product must go through rigorous testing to pass the banned substance and safety testing, so it can carry the NSF Certified for Sport® mark.

Why Did We Choose the NSF Certification?

We chose to get NSF certified because we care about improving human health through our third-party lab-tested, natural, vegan, GMO-free, and gluten-free products. With strict public health standards to adhere to, it aligns with our mission to help others achieve holistic wellness in their overall performance. Learn more about the NSF certification.

Why Is Our Mushroom Blend Ideal for High-Performance Athletes?

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Our Hekate blend (cordyceps, reishi, chaga, lion's mane) of Daily Functional Mushroom Capsules and Daily Functional Mushroom Cocoa supports the immune system and overall wellness. It enhances the daily performance of athletes, high-performance seekers, and all-around wellness enthusiasts.

Cordyceps, reishi, chaga, and lion's mane are known as the "big four" for their powerful benefits. They help to:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Increase energy levels and stamina
  • Support cognitive function and brain health
  • Boost the immune system

Cordyceps Mushroom Benefits

Cordyceps are adaptogenic mushrooms ideal for taking in the morning or before a workout for that energy boost to seize the day. The benefits of cordyceps mushrooms include:

  • Support cardiovascular health
  • Increase energy & vitality
  • Improve lung health
  • Promote a healthy libido

More and more people are swapping caffeine for natural sports supplements that give the same energy-boosting effects. Learn more about the health benefits of cordyceps. 

Chaga Mushroom Benefits

Chaga is an adaptogenic mushroom with many soothing health benefits. The benefits include:

  • Improve sleep
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Alleviate anxiety and stress
  • Reduce inflammation 

Learn more about the health benefits of chaga

Did you know that inflammation is a normal part of training because it helps the athlete's muscles heal and recover? However, too much inflammation can negatively affect the athlete's performance. This is because it doesn't allow the body's muscles to reset and recover. 

Reishi Mushroom Benefits

Reishi is an adaptogenic mushroom that can serve as an excellent way for the body to reset and recharge after training or a workout. The benefits of reishi include:

  • Alleviate anxiety and stress
  • Reduce high cholesterol
  • Promote cardiovascular health
  • Support overall immune health 

Learn more about the health benefits of reishi

It's normal for athletes to feel stressed out or anxious due to pressures to perform. As a result, many athletes come out to speak about mental health challenges in sports. 

Lion's Mane Mushroom Benefits

Lion's mane is an adaptogenic mushroom ideal for when you're trying to beat brain fog. The benefits of lion's mane mushroom include:

  • Support cognitive function and brain health
  • Increase mental clarity
  • Boost memory and focus
  • Alleviate anxiety and stress

Learn more about the health benefits of lion's mane.

Losing motivation and focus can be frustrating, but did you know that lion's mane mushrooms enhance brain function so that you are the best version of yourself, both mentally and physically.

Bottom Line

Athletes trust us when they use our products, and we take that responsibility seriously. That's why it's so important to use NSF Certified for Sport® products like ours. Our mushrooms have been tested rigorously to ensure that they are free of any banned substances. So whether you're looking for a natural way to boost performance, improve recovery time, or stay healthy during training, we've got you covered. 

Shop our mushroom performance product line now and see the difference our mushrooms can make in your next competition.


References

https://hekate.com/blogs/functional-mushrooms-benefits-and-recipes/lions-mane-mushroom-benefits

https://hekate.com/blogs/functional-mushrooms-benefits-and-recipes/9-athletes-who-are-prioritizing-their-mental-health

https://hekate.com/blogs/functional-mushrooms-benefits-and-recipes/14-health-benefits-of-reishi-mushrooms

https://hekate.com/blogs/functional-mushrooms-benefits-and-recipes/your-guide-to-functional-mushrooms