By Ben Sin
June 03, 2014

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Take that, Gatorade.

According to North Korean state media, the country has developed a top-secret sports drink out of mushroom fungus that is "very effective" in helping athletes recover.

The official report out of the country's capital, Pyongyang, elaborates:

Researchers at the Microbiological Research Institute of the State Academy of Sciences succeeded in finding the way to cultivate mushroom fungus and made a functional drink. This natural drink is very effective in enhancing physical ability of sportspersons and recovering from their fatigues.

Of course, the timing of this magic drink is uncanny, considering North Korea just recently opened a new Central Mushroom Research Institute in Pyongyang, which enjoyed a personal visit from Kim Jong-un last October.

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