I’m very particular about my coffee. Because I really enjoy the taste of coffee itself, I typically keep my morning cup as plain as possible—not adding too much creamer or sugar that may dilute the taste. But lately, I’ve been adding mushroom powder to my coffee because of the potential benefits of functional mushroom coffee.
Incorporating functional mushrooms into your daily routine can have many health benefits. And, if you’re worried about the flavor, fear not. Mushroom powder for coffee allows you to conveniently add the recommended dosage of functional mushrooms into your favorite brew—to support your body's natural functions for immunity, cognition, and energy—without compromising on flavor.
Mushroom Powder for Coffee: Types of Benefits
The most popular functional mushrooms to mix into your coffee include reishi, turkey tail, lion’s mane, and cordyceps. I like to blend lion’s mane into my coffee via French press for cognitive support such as focus and clarity. Each of these popular functional mushrooms has unique health benefits, but they all work to support your body’s natural functions. Here’s a breakdown of the types of functional mushrooms and the associated health benefits of each:
- Reishi: An immune modulator that includes beta-glucans and offers adaptogenic properties for alleviating stress and supporting skin and hair brightening and hydration.‡
- Turkey Tail: An immune-supporting functional mushroom that encourages energy and vitality.‡
- Lion’s Mane: A cognitive aid that supports protein building and promotes healthy nerve cell production.‡
- Cordyceps: Functional mushrooms that can stimulate energy, vitality, and healthy circulation.‡
Now that you have an idea about the potential benefits of these functional mushrooms, you can consider how you can conveniently incorporate the recommended dosage into your daily routine via mushroom powder for coffee.
How Mushroom Powder for Coffee Contributes to Overall Health
Taking into account the health benefits associated with reishi, turkey tail, lion’s mane, and cordyceps functional mushrooms, imagine the potential benefits of adding the recommended dosage into your morning cup. Depending on the species of mushroom powder you add to your coffee, it can assist your body’s natural functions for:
- Antioxidant production‡
- Cell regeneration‡
- Energy and stamina‡
- Stress reduction‡
- Overall wellness‡
By adding a specific adaptogenic mushroom powder to your coffee, you can enjoy a delicious, balanced cup that contributes to your overall health and wellness.
The Recommended Dosage of Functional Mushrooms for Health Benefits
The recommended dosage of functional mushrooms is 2,000 milligrams (or 2 grams) per day. If you’re new to functional mushroom consumption, it could take your body up to three weeks to experience health benefits. It’s recommended that new users double the recommended dosage of 2 grams per day for the first three weeks as functional mushrooms are bioreactive and it takes time for your body to assimilate.‡
With the recommended dosage of functional mushrooms in your coffee mix, you can enjoy a balanced flavor as well as healthy nutrients such as beta-glucans, polysaccharides, prebiotic dietary fibers, antioxidants, sterols, triterpenes, peptides, and minerals.‡
Enjoy Delicious Coffee and Potential Health Benefits
Blending mushroom powder into your coffee is an optimal way to conveniently incorporate the recommended dosage into your routine to support your body’s natural functions for immunity, cognition, and energy—depending on the species. When added to your coffee, it shouldn’t taste acidic or bitter. Instead, your coffee should remain smooth, rich, and delicious—just like you prefer.
For those with a sweet tooth, consider the trend of making Dalgona coffee, where you combine your mushroom powder, sugar, hot coffee, and milk, and froth to a creamy consistency. Or, you can add mushroom powders to a latte, incorporating frothed milk.
There are so many ways to experiment with mushroom powder for coffee: black, in a latte, or a blended coffee drink. But when you're short on time, it can be even more convenient to reach for a packet of delicious instant functional mushroom coffee that you can stir into hot water and go. However you choose to start your day, you can feel good about the supportive nutrients you're consuming from adaptogenic mushrooms without losing out on the flavor or the convenience of your morning roast.
Om Mushroom offers products created from functional, whole food, organic mushrooms that have life-changing health benefits. Many other brands use mushroom extract, whereas Om Mushroom uses the whole mushroom to create their powders.
‡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.