Cordyceps is the fancy pants of our mushroom family. They can be found in high elevations in Tibet, China, India and Nepal, and has been called “himilayan gold” as it’s the most expensive mushroom in the world. It’s earned that value both for its scarcity and its ability to help the body adapt to stress. It’s one of the more powerful adaptogens, so Cordyceps creates balance in the body. It’s a potent antioxidant, and boasts anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.
Athletes love it, most notably in the 1993 Chinese national games in Beijing, where multiple Chinese runners broke track and field records. Their coach claimed their success was due to a tonic of Cordyceps and turtle blood. We’re fresh out of turtle blood, so putting this little steam engine in a cup of coffee is our preferred method of magic.