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.
Nature found it convenient to equip plants and mammals with some of the same defenses. Heartening news—and more proof that plant-vs-human horror movies are home-wreckers. Looks like you owe your Philodendron an apology.
Less and less energy is available through ingestion as you move up the food chain. This is known as Trophic Level Transfer Efficiency. Eating plant-based matter is as close as we can get to ingesting the full, raw energy of the sun. If you're devoted to HITT, you owe this energy to your workout.
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.