So Mushroom Coffee Huh?

Here’s the deal, I like coffee, food and productivity, so when I came across this product, I decided to give it a try. At first I was skeptical because I had no idea what was this "mushroom coffee,” I simply was given a sample to try and went on with my day. Well, I found myself going back to that box of samples that was left at the office. As soon as I drank the coffee I felt this click in my brain. Somehow I had more clarity. Then I dove into the research, and as a Recovering Procrastinator you might guess what happened: I read and read and read about mushrooms.

I don’t want you to spend days like I did learning about these magical superfoods, so I created this super quick guide on what mushrooms are and why you want to know about them:

There are over 10,000 species of mushrooms in our environment!

Edible mushrooms are actually one of the greatest superfoods around. But don’t just take my word for it. Science and history leave a clear footprint that mushrooms have long been utilized for functional purposes and nutritional benefits.

The ancient Romans declared mushrooms “food for the gods.” (They also believed mushrooms imbued warriors with incredible strength.)

Did you know that humans share approximately 85 percent of our ribosomal RNA and 50 percent of our DNA with fungi—which is another way of saying that mushrooms are extremely bioavailable to human bodies. This means mushrooms have a higher chance of providing functional benefits to humans than many other products, probably because the same defense mechanisms fungi use can help our bodies when we consume mushrooms.

Still need convincing? Consider that mushrooms are used either directly or indirectly in more than 40 percent of the pharmaceuticals currently on the market.

No, these are not the mushrooms that make you hallucinate things, or help you travel to the 5th dimension.

Though, this article is pretty cool about how the Mexican Shaman María Sabina introduced the “first white men in recorded history to eat the divine mushrooms.” But that’s not the type of mushrooms I’m talking about.

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Mushrooms You Want To Know About:

 

CHAGA

ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES:

Chaga mushroom can help support immune functions. It is called the king of mushrooms. You’ll find growing naturally in the wild and it has antioxidant properties.

More than 1600 scientific research studies examining chaga have proven it to be one of nature’s most potent cancer-fighting agents. It includes 215 different phytonutrients with antioxidative, immunostimulatory, anticancer, and anti-infammatory effects. Chaga is pretty much “anti-everything”. Compared with other medicinal mushrooms, chaga contains 25 to 50 times more superoxide dismutase (SOD) which is one of the most powerful antioxidants. Chaga has been proven to increase the activity of Natural Killer (NK) cells by 300%. It is also a powerful adaptogen, helping the body to adapt to both internal and external stress and to remain in balance.

LION’S MANE

BRAIN & NERVOUS SYSTEM

Lion’s Mane is an all-natural cognitive enhancer. It has been shown to support memory and concentration.

This mushroom is known to enhance immune system functions, lower cholesterol levels, and accelerate the healing of ulcers. Lion’s mane’s most important attribute is its reported effectiveness in combating some symptoms and underlying causes of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and peripheral neurological dysfunction. Lion’s mane stimulates the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), helping the body combat Alzheimer’s disease. NGF deficiency is considered to be one of the major causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

 
 

 

REISHI

STRESS & SLEEP

If you have occasional stress and difficulty sleeping, Reishi mushroom can help you relax and get a good night sleep.

Besides battling of cancer, reishi helps in treating cardiovascular disease. It has been shown to reduce blood pressure and blood sugar as well as cholesterol. Reishi also lowers hypertension and inflammation, and cures allergies as a natural antihistamine. Perhaps, reishi’s most important role is as a normalizing and balancing agent, helping the body adapt to varying conditions and stresses and maintain its equilibrium.

CORDYCEPS

ENERGY & PERFORMANCE

Cordyceps is an adaptogen, not a stimulant, so it helps you produce and maintain steady energy levels. Coffee can give you an energy spike, followed by a crash; cordyceps, on the other hand, helps your body produce its own energy.

Traditional Chinese medicine uses cordyceps in treating many different ailments, including respiratory and pulmonary diseases, renal, liver and cardiovascular diseases, and hyposexuality. It is believed by many to be a sovereign remedy for weakness and fatigue; it is often used as a general rejuvenator, increasing vital energy during recovery from serious illness. In the West today, cordyceps is most widely used by two groups— athletes and the elderly—to increase energy and reduce fatigue. Like most medicinal mushrooms, cordyceps is also believed to possess antibacterial, antiviral and anticancer properties.

 
 

PAM’S FOUR SIGMATIC’S FAVES:

 

My daily mushroom routine:


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