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November 30, 2021

Mushroom Coffee As a Healthy Alternative to Kick Start Your Day

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We all have our daily rituals. For most, starting our day with a cup of coffee is standard. But when looking for a healthy alternative, the options are limited. Cutting out caffeine is a difficult feat and eliminating a morning coffee ritual can take weeks to break. But what if you didn’t have to? What if you could still enjoy your morning cup of joe, but with a healthier twist? That’s where mushroom coffee comes in. 

Mushroom coffee can be the perfect alternative for coffee drinkers looking for a healthier option to incorporate into their daily routine. It offers a variety of health benefits while still being able to give you the morning jolt you seek. Functional mushrooms, present in mushroom coffee, have been around for years and offer tremendous health benefits when consumed daily.

What Is Mushroom Coffee? 

Mushroom coffee is a curated blend of functional mushrooms and coffee beans that can offer a variety of health benefits when consumed daily. The functional mushrooms within Om’s Mushroom Coffee Blend, for example, are paired with rich, full-bodied 100% Arabica beans sustainably harvested in Papua New Guinea. These functional mushrooms are grown in an indoor farm in southern California through the full-spectrum lifecycle before being harvested. After dehydration, these mushrooms are milled into a fine powder and combined with organic coffee powder, herbal additives, and/or sweeteners to create nutritious and flavorful blends.   

Why Is Mushroom Coffee a Healthy Alternative? 

Many people drink coffee for its caffeine content, which is a natural stimulant that can help you feel energized and awake. As one of the most popular beverages for energy, regular coffee can provide many benefits that can help increase energy levels. It also contains high levels of antioxidants that support good health. 

Mushroom coffee has around the same amount of caffeine as regular coffee. In addition to the benefits of regular coffee, mushroom coffee also has the power of functional mushrooms. The functional mushrooms found in Om Mushroom’s functional mushroom beverages include:

  • Turkey tail 
  • Lion’s mane
  • Cordyceps
  • Reishi
  • Chaga 

Each functional mushroom can provide a host of benefits that can help to make your switch to mushroom coffee an easy one. 

Nutritional Support

Mushroom coffee contains bioactive compounds, macrominerals, trace minerals, and prebiotic fiber. Additionally, functional mushroom coffee that includes beta-glucans and other polysaccharides can help to support overall health and wellness.  

Immune Support

Reishi, a functional mushroom found in certain mushroom coffee options, acts as an immune potentiator and immune modulator. This helps to balance and down-regulate an overactive immune system. Mushrooms such as turkey tail and chaga also produce immune-supporting capabilities.

Gut Health Support

Mushroom species such as turkey tail, reishi, lion’s mane, and chaga are all species that possess gut health-supporting benefits.  Functional mushrooms also contain prebiotics, beta-glucans, and immune-supporting elements crucial to proper gut health.

Memory and Focus Support

Drinking coffee can help boost energy and awaken the mind for better focus and attention needed to support memory. When paired with a functional mushroom such as lion’s mane—which promotes the growth and normal function of nerve cells important for memory, concentration, and neurological support—another beneficial element is added to mushroom coffee.

Stress Support

Antioxidants found in mushrooms help to support the body’s ability to combat stress. Reishi can also provide balance and adaptogen properties to alleviate stress.

These functional mushrooms can provide significant antioxidant and immunity-supporting activities. Let’s not forget the energy-promoting benefits mushroom coffee has as well.

Quality Mushroom Coffee at Om Mushroom

Om Mushroom offers delicious, organic mushroom coffee blends that can provide you with an array of health and wellness benefits. Each serving of Om Mushroom coffee contains 2,000 mg of functional mushrooms to provide you with the diverse nutritional benefits of a blended-species mushroom powder supplement. If caffeine is not what you seek, we offer plenty of other options to suit your needs.

  • To customize your caffeine serving, simply add the recommended daily serving of 2 grams of single-species mushroom powder to any cup of coffee. You can also add mushroom powder to a decaf cup of coffee. This helps limit your caffeine intake while still being able to enjoy the benefits of organic functional mushrooms.
  • Our Mushroom Matcha Latte Blend helps to provide immune support, focus, and balance physical and mental stress. This latte blend offers only 26 mg of caffeine per serving. Just add approximately 2 teaspoons to 8 ounces of hot water or milk, stir well and enjoy. This can also be enjoyed over ice. The daily recommended serving is one per day. 

You may desire coffee for its energy-boosting capabilities, or you may crave it for the taste. When considering a healthy alternative, think of the benefits of mushroom coffee


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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