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May 16, 2023

How Mushroom Pre-Workout Can Enhance Your Performance

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It can be difficult to know which pre-workout supplementation to consume for optimal fitness performance. Not only do some stimulants like energy drinks have the potential to negatively affect your health, but they frequently cause energy crashes after the stimulating effects wear off. Why choose risky supplements when you can choose natural, health-promoting alternatives such as mushroom pre-workout?

If you’re interested in learning how medicinal mushrooms can help you achieve your fitness and athletic goals, this article will get you started.

Are Mushrooms Good for Workouts?

Several mushroom species are well-known for their nutritional value and medicinal properties, which can be especially useful for supporting health and wellness. Functional (or medicinal) mushrooms are known as nature's performance superfoods because they contain nutrients such as glycoproteins and polysaccharides, which help support proper cell oxygenation and a healthy immune system.

In fact, more than 130 health-supportive effects of medicinal mushrooms have been reported, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, prebiotic, immunomodulating, cardiovascular benefits, and more.1 The benefits and applications of medicinal mushrooms are expansive, and they’re especially beneficial when included as part of a healthy diet and exercise routine. 

What Types of Mushrooms Supplements Are Out There?

Mushroom supplements come in various brands and forms, such as gummies, powders, capsules, functional beverages, and more. However, before choosing a supplement, pay close attention to the cultivation and manufacturing processing of the brand you choose, as product quality can influence the success of your efforts. 

Medicinal mushrooms can be taken before and after a workout to improve exercise performance and muscle growth. You may be familiar with the performance and endurance benefits of cordyceps, which have been widely researched and discussed, but many other mushroom species provide similar extraordinary benefits.

We've introduced the best single-species mushrooms and proprietary mushroom protein blends to help you reach your performance goals below. 

Mushroom Pre-Workout

Functional mushrooms are a nutrient-dense superfood high in amino acids, antioxidants, immune-modulating beta-glucans, prebiotics, protein, and vitamin D. If you’re looking for a healthy way to increase energy and focus before exercise, the mushrooms listed below should be included in your diet leading up to your workout to experience their full benefits. 

Om Energy + Citrus Orange Mushroom Drink is a popular pre-workout energy and vitality supplement. This supplement contains a powerful blend of organic cordyceps, organic lion’s mane, and organic reishi, which is the ideal trio to get you ready for exercise, with no jitters and no crash. 

Mushroom Species

Mushroom Pre-Workout Benefits


  • Improves vitality and endurance naturally by supporting respiration, and oxygen delivery,Increases circulation
  • Supports aerobic endurance in athletes
  • Supports general health and vitality

Lion’s Mane

  • Stimulates the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF)

  • Supports cognitive and neurological health


  • Immune modulator

  • Super adaptogen; supports the body’s adaptation to mental and physical stressors

Mushrooms for Recovery

You'll want to reap the full benefits of your physical effort with the least amount of downtime possible after exercise. You might also be concerned about post-workout hunger and fatigue. In that case, Om Master Blend Plant Protein Powder is a popular and highly rated post-workout recovery supplement.

This delicious blend of medicinal mushrooms is enhanced with premium chocolate or vanilla flavors for a delicious taste and smooth texture, and it’s supercharged with 10 functional mushrooms, including turkey tail, shiitake, chaga, king trumpet, and reishi, 21g of plant-based protein and botanical adaptogens. It’s also loaded with Vitamins C and B12, minerals and electrolytes.

Stimulant-Free, Mushroom Pre-Workout Supplements

We know that many of our customers lead hectic lives, which is why our Energy & Fitness Support supplements are designed to provide your body with the natural energy it needs to power through the most demanding days and workouts. Our carefully formulated supplements promote healthy recovery from physical stress and endurance, allowing you to get back to doing what you love without feeling tired.


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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Adaptogenic mushroom products are easy to incorporate for everyday wellness. Om Mushrooms stand out from the rest because we develop, grow, and prepare all of our products on-site. And we use and love our products too!

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