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Functional Beverages: Small Mushroom Drinks With Big Benefits

by Shelly Roberts

November 23, 2022

We often look for simple ways to maintain our health. That’s one reason why functional beverages like mushroom coffee are quickly gaining popularity.

The convenience of enjoying a daily serving of nutrients in a single beverage is an innovative concept that’s becoming more mainstream in today’s health industry. For example, many people have adopted a new lifestyle trend of “drinking their greens” each morning. Instead of consuming a large plate of broccoli or spinach, you can receive all of the benefits of both from one convenient beverage.

Now, imagine a beverage rich in nutrients and bioactive compounds that not only tastes great, but can support your wellness goals. Functional mushroom beverages are exactly that. As Mother Nature’s powerful superfood, functional mushrooms offer unique benefits that can naturally improve wellness, sports performance, and recovery.  

What Is a Functional Beverage? 

Functional beverages are drinks containing non-traditional ingredients that contribute to better health. Some examples of functional beverages include: 

    • functional mushroom drinks
    • coffee
    • teas
    • fruit and vegetable juices
    • smoothies
    • flavored water

Today’s consumers are highly educated on what ingredients they put into their bodies. Many are interested in natural, organic ingredients and often consume functional beverages to more conveniently receive nutrition than whole foods. 

Both convenience and health play critical roles in the consumption of functional beverages. With both attributes contributing to the appeal of these desired health drinks, the market for functional beverages is projected to reach $198.1 billion by 2026 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.49%.

The Benefits of Functional Beverages

Functional beverages can provide a wide variety of health benefits based on the ingredients included. For example, some natural ingredients you may find in a functional beverage include:

    • mushrooms
    • minerals
    • antioxidants
    • probiotics
    • prebiotics
    • electrolytes
    • peptides
    • bioactive compounds
    • dietary fibers
    • herbs

In addition to the added support from natural ingredients, some functional beverages are often found to have a low sugar content with very few artificial ingredients. However, your choice will vary based on the kind of support you are looking for. Some athletes may turn to sports and energy drinks to increase their endurance and stamina, for example, while others who are invested in a healthy, less sugary lifestyle may prefer a juice blend to receive antioxidants and minerals. 

Immune-focused beverages are beneficial for those interested in adopting a proactive health approach. Consuming additional nutrition from functional beverages provides more opportunities for immune support, which many crave as cold and flu seasons approach. 

Functional beverages are also perfect for on-the-go lifestyles. Instead of grabbing an unhealthy snack or meal from a drive-through, health-conscious consumers can instead opt for a simple drink that offers everything their bodies need.

Whether you’re looking for a functional beverage for immune support or for certain dietary needs, there’s a wide selection to choose from. 

Functional Beverages & Mushrooms 

Functional mushrooms are packed with benefits. From incorporating tasty culinary mushrooms into your dinner to gulping down a daily supplement with water, the power of these extraordinary fungi should not be overlooked.  

While mushrooms have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, functional mushrooms have recently made a name for themselves in the health industry as nutrient-packed dietary additions. 

But you won’t find many functional mushrooms in the produce section at your local grocery store. That’s because many mushroom species are not edible in their natural forms. As a result, most mushrooms are milled into powders for safe consumption. 

Coffee, a popular functional beverage, is famous for its ability to increase energy and focus throughout the day. Mushroom coffee offers similar benefits, but it’s a delicate blend of powdered mushrooms and coffee beans. While coffee offers many benefits on its own, the addition of high-quality functional mushroom powder takes it to the next level with bioactive compounds and natural ingredients. Additionally, regular coffee may cause jitters and anxiousness. Some mushroom coffee drinks are created with adaptogens—species that can support your body’s ability to adapt and recover from stress.

The Best Functional Mushroom Beverages 

Functional mushroom beverages are simple drinks with complex benefits. At Om Mushroom Superfood®, our products are created from functional, whole food, and organic mushrooms. Each one is carefully crafted to help you achieve your immunity, vitality, cognitive, and energy goals. 

Here are a few to consider. 

Functional Mushroom Beverage 

Benefits

Mushrooms & Adaptogens Included

Morning Energy Blend

  • Natural energy increase
  • Immune defense
  • Increased focus and alertness
  • Daily stress management
  • Caffeine-free
  • Chaga to support immunity
  • Cordyceps to support energy, vitality, and endurance
  • Lion’s mane to support memory, focus, and nerve health
  • Reishi, an adaptogen, to help the body cope with stress
  • Turkey tail for immune support
  • King trumpet to support cholesterol levels and bone health

Mushroom Hot Chocolate Blend 

  • Mental clarity
  • Focus and alertness
  • Daily stress management
  • Immune health 
  • Chaga to support immunity
  • Lion’s mane to support memory, focus, and nerve health
  • Reishi to help the body cope with stress
  • Turkey tail for immune support
  • Ashwagandha to help the body cope with physical and mental stressors.

Mushroom Coffee Blend 

  • Mental clarity
  • Focus and alertness
  • Natural energy
  • Immune health
  • Cordyceps to support energy, vitality, and endurance
  • Lion’s mane to support memory, focus, and nerve health
  • Reishi to help the body cope with stress
  • Turkey tail for immune support
  • Ginkgo biloba for improving circulation

Mushroom Coffee Latte Blend

  • Mental clarity
  • Focus and alertness
  • Energy
  • Immune health
  • Chaga and Astragalus to help support the immune system
  • Cordyceps to support energy, vitality, and endurance
  • Lion’s mane to support memory, focus, and nerve health
  • Reishi to help the body cope with stress 

Mushroom Matcha Latte Blend

  • Mental clarity
  • Focus and alertness
  • Daily stress management
  • Immune health 
  • Chaga to support immunity
  • Lion’s mane to support memory, focus, and nerve health
  • Reishi to help the body cope with stress
  • Turkey tail for immune support
  • Tulsi to help counter metabolic stress

A functional mushroom beverage can give your body what it needs to get through the toughest days. To unlock its full potential, however, always choose one from a trusted supplier like Om®. With an assortment of different flavors to choose from based on your wellness needs, you can't go wrong.


Om Mushroom offers quality functional beverages created with whole food, organic mushrooms that have life-changing health benefits. If you’re looking to take advantage of the benefits of functional mushroom products, shop now or subscribe to save!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Functional mushroom products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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