Let’s talk ‘shrooms. Eastern cultures have used medicinal mushrooms for thousands of years because of their wide array of benefits. Research shows that medicinal mushrooms provide a unique array of nutrients for our bodies. These compounds support our brains, immune systems, energy levels, mental clarity, and nervous system health. There are various mushrooms that you can add into your daily routine, depending on what benefits you are looking for.
Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms
- Reishi: adaptogenic properties promote calmness, balance, and inner awareness
- Chaga: high levels of B vitamins, highest known antioxidant concentration of any food, strong source of energy
- Cordyceps: supports mental power and athletic endurance, promotes building of muscles, soothes coughs and colds
- Lion’s Mane: helps provide mental clarity/concentration, balances mood, supports memory and nervous system
Adaptogenic mushrooms are available in a variety of forms including powders, capsules, extracts, drinks, and whole foods. Mushroom powders are RWM’s favorite go-to for an easy superfood addition to your routine. They are great to throw in a smoothie, your morning coffee, or even a batch of brownie batter. If this sounds like your style, check out Sun Potion or Om.
Featured in the picture above is Four Sigmatic’s Golden Latte Mushroom Mix made with shiitake and turmeric. We added almond milk and cinnamon for the perfect afternoon brew! These come in pre-made packets for your convenience.