Cordyceps was first discovered in the high Himalayas by yak shepherds in the Mykot tribe. The shepherds noticed that in the springtime, as the yaks feasted on cordyceps, they would begin rutting in a mad sexual frenzy. The shepherds wanted a piece of that mojo, so they experimented with eating the fungus, and found it to be remarkably energizing. We like to imagine that the shepherds then used yak skin to fashion skintight leather chaps and thrust their hips in unison as an innovative strategy to corral the herd.
Although this fungus has been used in ancient Chinese medicine you have may just started seeing it at the grocery store. You may have also heard of the fungus from the game "The Last Of Us", where cordyceps are responsible for creating a zombie outbreak due to that strain’s parasitic nature. But the good news is there are over 300 different strains of cordyceps and video games aren't real.
With the range of benefits from athletic to sexual, (they’re arguably in the same bucket,) cordyceps are an integral part of the MUD\WTR elixir. Drink enough, and you might start wearing Yak skin leather chaps.