Cordyceps; yes, the name is strange, but not as strange as this superfood’s bizarre origin story. Cordyceps is not a nodding little blossom delicately posing in the sun, and science is increasingly amazed at the healthful potency of what this weird stuff contains. But what exactly is it? Cordyceps is a ... well, it's ... maybe you should sit down.
You've seen these little wheatgrass stands. Usually there is a blender, an overly-energized server in an apron, and a decorative little plot of earth with bright green grass growing straight up out of it with therectitude of a marine drill sergeant's crew cut.
Since we’re trapped on this rock a scant 93 million miles from this bipolar nuclear neighbor, we’ll just have to find a way to make the relationship work. There are ways to partake of the sun’s glory without turning our skin into burlap. Let’s talk.
Sinatra never sang about the large intestine—not that we know of. But like Frankie's beloved NYC, your gut is a crowded microbial metropolis whose tiny and pugnacious citizens exist quite contentedly down there. Rents are low, traffic is more or less orderly, and when ne’er-do-wells show up to bring disease and disorder, our bacterial buddies swarm and conquer. Thanks to Inulin.
Following several thousand years of indigenous "field testing", Western science comes strolling onto the scene with their nagging questions and clipboards and smocks. Not surprisingly, they are wowed by what they're finding. Lion's Mane is a gift to your neuronal health. If you can stand to look at the stuff.