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.
Not only are those mushrooms popping out of the dank forest floor more animal than plant— you and they have the same Grandpappy. Or...make that Great Grandpappy, I guess. Is it any wonder, then, that certain mushrooms act with such catalytic fervor on our earnest animal bodies?