We recently wrote about the mushroom coffee phenomenon and how coffee drinkers everywhere are loving the potential health benefits as well as the surprisingly smooth and “non-mushroomy” taste. In that blog post, we focused on the Reishi Mushroom used in our Immune Shield botanical coffee blend. Here, we are going to shift our focus to another amazing mushroom with its own health and wellness benefits – Lion’s Mane Mushroom.
First, let’s talk a bit about “functional mushrooms” and how this has influenced today’s mushroom-infused coffee trends. Unlike traditional button or portobello mushrooms widely used in cooking specifically for their flavor and texture, functional mushrooms are used primarily for their potential medicinal benefits. Their rise in popularity can be attributed to increased public interest in natural health and wellness solutions, which led to the discovery of these mushrooms having been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. There are several mushrooms classified as “functional” including Reishi and Lion’s Mane.
The Potential Benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushroom
Lion’s mane mushrooms earned their name from their shaggy appearance which makes them resemble lion’s manes as they grow. They have both culinary and medical uses in Asian countries and can be enjoyed raw, cooked, dried, or steeped as tea. These functional mushrooms are believed to support memory and concentration, along with cognitive function and the nervous system*. So, it’s no wonder that the extracts are also often used in over-the-counter health supplements.
Why Lion’s Mane in Your Coffee?
Mushroom coffee continues to rise in popularity among coffee drinkers for its ability to deliver on the usual perks of coffee with additional wellness benefits. While many would expect this flavor combination to fall flat, most mushroom-infused coffees are surprisingly smooth and delicious. And, when it comes to flavor, coffee drinkers tend to be very discriminating!
Unlike some other functional mushrooms, Lion’s Mane has a more palatable flavor making it more widely used in cooking than some other types of functional mushrooms. Even so, this may not sound like the best pairing for coffee. But, when combined with a bold, high-quality dark roast coffee and other carefully selected ingredients, it creates a well-balanced, smooth, and rich flavor.
For example, our Inner Warrior botanical coffee blend combines the following ingredients to provide more wellness benefits in every sip along with a delicious flavor:
- 100% organic, Fair Trade Arabica Coffee
- Organic Rhodiola Root
- Organic Lion’s Mane Mushroom
- Organic Maca Root
In addition to creating the right balance of flavors, these ingredients work together to help combat day-to-day burnout through sustainable energy* instead of just adding more caffeine.
If you are looking to upgrade your daily coffee routine for more wellness, Lion’s Mane Mushroom coffee is a great option! Not only do you get the potential health benefits, but you also get your daily dose of caffeine and all with a great smooth flavor.
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