WTF is Mushroom Coffee
Mushroom coffee is everything. Every time I mention this to one of my friends, I get a look of ludicrous incredulity. I get it -- it sounds disgusting. But try, if you can, to keep an open mind. This is a seriously cool addition to the holistic health world and you want to get on board! Before you lose it and think I’m talking hallucinogens (lookin' at you, mom) -- I’m talking about the adaptogens, which have been used in traditional and folk medicine for healing and performance enhancement purposes.
The company Four Sigmatic carries mushroom coffees, superfood blends and elixirs making it super easy to drink mushrooms and superfoods easily. These substances are adaptogens known to boost immunity, energy and longevity. What are adaptogens? They're a "specific group of healing plants. Phyltothreapy (the use of plants to heal) has been used in medicine for a long time…way before it was trendy. Adaptare in Latin actually means to adjust, which is exactly what adaptogens help your body do- adjust to the different stressors in your life." (source)
If you go to the Four Sigmatic website, you can “find your shroom”. There are four main options:
Reishi: *Stress Reliever* If you’re going through a particularly stressful time or having trouble sleeping or relaxing, this mushroom is for you. Think balance. It helps to soothe your nervous system while adjusting immune function to match what you need. It is not a one trick pony, so you want to measure results over a longer period of time.
Cordyceps: *Sustained Energy* Helps your body produce and maintain steady energy levels. Coffee gives your body a spike and crash -- since this is an adaptogen, your body produces the energy for sustained performance and higher brain function.
Lion’s Mane: *Stimulates Brain Function* Enhances cognitive focus, ability and memory.
Chaga: *Calming Antioxidant* Supports immune function, calms nerves and and grounds the body.
Based on your needs, Four Sigmatic suggests several options for what might work best for you or you can just buy a sampler.
“At Four Sigmatic, we believe in the real magic of functional mushrooms like Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane, as well as other superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help us live healthier, more enhanced lives.” (source)
The taste? It’s really just something entirely different in terms of flavor and smell. I put a little bit of my farmer’s market cream in it and honestly -- I like it! It’s certainly not as bad as it SOUNDS. LOL. Asher hates it. Hahahahah. I think he's being dramatic, but whatever. Sometimes you have to take one for the team to boost your health. ;)
Please note: I’m obviously not a doctor and you don’t want to go overboard with anything, so be sure to consult your doc before going too crazy. :)