For those who want more than a jolt of caffeine in their coffee, the trending beverage known as mushroom coffee offers more than just a wake-up. The medicinal mushroom extracts it contains boast many potential health benefits.
Inform your healthcare provider when adding mushroom extracts to your daily regimen.
Powdered mushroom extracts are mixed half and half with ground or instant coffee, so the brew contains more caffeine than traditional decaf but less than regular coffee.
No need to worry about flavor: mushroom coffee tastes like coffee, not mushroom soup.
Some mushroom coffees also contain flavorings (think chai, cocoa).
Many brands boast nutritional blends, with gut-supportive prebiotics and probiotics; stress-fighting adaptogens such as ashwagandha; herbs; or vitamins and minerals.
Research has focused mainly on the health benefits of individual mushroom extracts, which range from lowering blood sugar and cholesterol to supporting patients undergoing cancer treatments.
Note that because few of the findings to date are based on human clinical trials, we refer to potential rather than known health effects.