Mushroom coffee is a new trend that's taking the health and wellness world by storm. Not only does it taste great, but it's also packed with a variety of health benefits, including increased energy, improved focus, and enhanced immunity. But is mushroom coffee actually good for you? Let's take a closer look.
Mushrooms have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries, and many species of mushrooms are known for their health-promoting properties. When combined with coffee, mushroom powder can provide a natural source of energy, which can help to increase mood and focus throughout the day and prevent you from grabbing that second, or even third, cup of coffee.
Benefits of Mushroom Coffee
AWAKEN Your Mood and Immune System with Mushroom Coffee
Eversio Wellness carries multiple mushroom extract blends made 100% from fruiting body ONLY. The fruiting body is the part of the functional mushroom that contains the highest concentration of beneficial compounds, such as beta-glucans, polysaccharides, and ergosterols. Full spectrum is often advertised as a beneficial aspect of the product by some companies, but, under the surface, this means that the product is watered down, and you’d need to consume much more of it to achieve the same benefits as you would from a product containing 100% fruiting body.
The AWAKEN blend is the perfect starter product into the world of medicinal mushrooms. Starting your day off with a morning routine that includes a mushroom extract blend of Turkey Tail, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane can help set the tone for a productive and purposeful day. Turkey Tail is known for its immune-boosting properties , Cordyceps for its energy-enhancing effects , and Lion's Mane for its cognitive benefits . Together, this mushroom extract blend can help support overall health, boost energy levels, and sharpen cognitive function, making it your brain and body’s best support for overall health. Adding a ½ teaspoon of this mushroom supplement to your daily coffee can help you feel more alert, energized, and ready to tackle whatever the day brings.
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REJUVENATE From Within with Functional Mushroom Coffee
Another powerful mushroom combination is the REJUVENATE blend by Eversio Wellness. Fight against the aging process with a powerful combination of anti-aging superstars in your morning coffee. Adding a mushroom extract blend to your coffee that includes Oyster, Chaga, Tremella, Lion’s Mane, Shiitake, and Maitake mushrooms provide the body with key nutrients and antioxidants that support healthy aging. The combination of these medicinal mushrooms can help reduce damage to mitochondrial DNA, support the immune system and cognitive function, and promote healthy skin, hair, and nails.
When free radicals accumulate in our bodies and result in oxidative stress, one of the ways in which we suffer is through the skin, hair, and joints, especially in regard to premature aging. Tremella, one of the superstars in this product, has been shown to protect against UVA-induced skin damage, hyperpigmentation, and oxidative stress that may lead to premature aging [4,5,6]. Working alongside Tremella is the powerful mushroom, Chaga, which has one of the highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) values on the planet, meaning it is one of the strongest protectors against oxidative stress. Studies have shown that Chaga may even slow the process of hair graying and hair loss, acting with effects more potent than the popular anti-hair loss agent, Rogaine . While I could discuss for ages the multitude of benefits from all the mushrooms present in the REJUVENATE blend, they all work synergistically to give your body the support it needs to fight against the effects of aging, helping you to look and feel your best.
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Bring Balance to Feel Your Best with Mushroom Coffee
The third mushroom extract blend created by Eversio Wellness is the BALANCE blend. If you’re looking to create a balance between your mind and body, give this potent mushroom extract blend a try by adding it into your morning coffee. We all need to be active and engaged in our pursuits, but we also need time to rest and recharge. That's where a high antioxidant combination of mushroom extracts designed to address the effects of too much stress and adrenaline in our system comes in. The BALANCE blend contains a potent combination of Reishi, Lion's Mane, Maitake, and Shiitake mushroom extracts, all known for their high antioxidant properties.
The Reishi mushroom is probably one of the most well-known, alongside Lion’s Mane. Reishi mushroom supplements have a wide variety of indications, but its claim to fame lies in its powerful adaptogenic abilities and the way in which it can provide support for stress, immune function, and better sleep. Anxiety is one of the body’s reactions to stressors. With persistent stress, anxiety levels may increase and lead to difficulties with sleep and social functioning due to excess worrying and racing thoughts. Reishi has long been praised for its anxiolytic effects through research studies, especially due to its constituents of phenols and flavonoids .
Lion’s Mane provides support for memory and mood during stressful periods. Stress can cause acute and chronic changes in our brain, especially with persistent secretion of stress hormones. One study found that a constituent, isohericerinol A, extracted from the fruiting body of Lion’s Mane, was able to increase nerve growth factor (NGF) production, a neurotrophic molecule that is involved in the growth, development, and survival of neurons, our body’s specialized information messengers . When comparing the augmentation or blocking of NGF, blocking of NGF significantly impaired memory and hippocampal activity; the hippocampus is a region of the brain with a major role in learning and memory .
Shiitake and Maitake, although less known, also have powerful antioxidant abilities. In fact, research has shown that Shiitake can increase the levels of reduced glutathione, which is the main endogenous antioxidant in the body, and it decreased levels of lipid peroxidation, preventing cellular damage .
These functional mushrooms can help support the immune system, improve cognitive function, relieve stress, and enhance sleep quality. Simply add ½ tsp of the mushroom extract blend to your coffee for a full therapeutic dose and start your day with a balanced mind and body.
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Here's a quick guide on how to make your own mushroom coffee at home:
- 1 cup of coffee (brewed to your preference)
- ½ tsp of mushroom powder (Eversio Wellness’ REJUVENATE, AWAKEN, or BALANCE blend)
- Milk/creamer of choice (optional)
- 1 tsp of sweetener of choice (optional)
- Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
- Brew a cup of coffee according to your preference
- While the coffee is still hot, add ½ tsp of mushroom powder to the cup
- Use a spoon (or a frother for an even smoother blend) to mix the mushroom powder into the coffee until it is fully dissolved
- Optional: Blend in your milk or creamer of choice (best when using a frother for a creamier taste)
- Optional: Add 1 tsp of sweetener of choice and a pinch of cinnamon to your coffee
- Enjoy your delicious and healthy mushroom coffee!
Don’t feel limited by this simple recipe! Mushroom extract powders can be added to your café lattes, espresso coffees, and can be made whether you have a drip system or a French press coffee maker. For those of us who are always looking to upgrade their coffee stations, make some room for medicinal mushroom powders and enhance your next coffee time with friends!
Invest in Your Health and Wellness with Mushroom Coffee
A consistent routine is the key to success when it comes to mushroom coffee in the morning. Our body is a complex set of systems working together to maintain overall health and wellness. A holistic and comprehensive approach to nutrition is essential for optimal health. This approach can be achieved by incorporating functional mushrooms into our diet. Research and clinical studies have shown that the nutritional benefits of healthy mushrooms are not limited to just one compound or nutrient, but rather a combination of synergistic relationships between multiple nutrients, cells, and systems in the body. For example, beta-glucans in functional mushrooms have been shown to interact with immune cells, polysaccharides have been shown to interact with gut microbes, and ergosterols have been shown to interact with the endocrine system. By adding mushroom extracts to your morning coffee, you can benefit from the highly concentrated and unique superpowers of functional mushrooms.
We hope you have found this article informative. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below!
By Silvana Jakupovic — BSc and 4th Year Student of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM-Boucher)
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