Mushroom Energy Drink from North Korea

Nord Korea hat einen Pilz-Energy Drink entwickelt. Bild rechts: „Kim Jong-un tours a mushroom factory affiliated with North Korea's military unit 534“.

Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said researchers at the Microbiological Research Institute of the State Academy of Sciences had developed a “very effective” new mushroom drink to help athletes recover from exertion.

“They succeeded in finding the way to cultivate mushroom fungus and made a functional drink,” KCNA reports. “This natural drink is very effective in enhancing physical ability of sportspersons and recovering from their fatigues.”

The report does not explain how the drink's health benefits work, when it will be made widely available, or how it tastes.

North Korea unveils new mushroom sports drink