North Korea concocts 'very effective' sports drink from fungus

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North Korea concocts 'very effective' sports drink from fungus
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Move over, Gatorade. North Korean researchers have developed a potent new energy drink that is "very effective in enhancing physical ability of sportspersons," according to the Korean Central News Agency.

In a report detailing new inventions from Korean "scientists and technicians," the KCNA refers to the brew as a "new mushroom drink" made from cultivated fungus. It does not specify what type of mushrooms go into the beverage, though the National Institutes of Health notes that researchers have studied the fungus cordyceps for its potential energy-boosting effects.

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