Mushrooms have long been a staple in Eastern Medicine, idolized for their health benefits. Dubbed a “superfood”, they are packed with high levels of nutrients, vitamins and minerals and contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Mushrooms contain low calories and a high number of proteins, fiber, amino acids and healthy fatty acids. Consuming mushrooms can provide numerous health benefits, which is why we have infused our Nutricafe Coffee, Cocoa and mushroom tinctures with all the benefits of mushrooms without the actual taste of mushrooms.
Still not convinced of their magic… read on to learn about the specific benefits of each of the eight mushrooms we use to produce our organic mushroom infused coffee and cocoa.
The Types of Mushrooms We Use at Enerhealth:
Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi)
The Reishi mushroom, has also been known as, “the queen of mushrooms” due to its body and mind balancing properties. Reishi mushrooms contain triterpenes which promote hormone
balance and lower cortisol levels, ensuring a deeper sleep and relaxed mind. They are also a fantastic natural immune booster.
Cordyceps mushrooms are nature’s natural energy booster. They are an adaptogen, meaning they help combat stress by stabilizing and maintaining balance within the body. As well as helping to maintain energy and stamina. Cordyceps are an athlete's dream as they boost performance and speed up recovery.
Shiitake mushrooms gained their popularity in the culinary world, but still boast a variety of health benefits that have been used in many parts of the world like China. They contain all eight essential amino acids typically found in meat, making it an excellent substitute for meat in a vegan or vegetarian diet. Shiitake mushrooms also have a rich profile of vitamin B, fiber, essential minerals, and compounds that have been used to nurture and maintain healthy skin and stronger bones.
Grifola Frondosa (Maitake)
Maitake mushrooms contain abundant amounts of potassium, calcium, and magnesium. As well as, fibers, vitamins like vitamin B2, D, etc. and amino acids. It also has a high amount of ergothioneine, an amino acid and antioxidant that helps slow cellular damage and improve skin health.
The Agaricus Blazei contain various beneficial polysaccharides structured as beta-glucans said to fight physical and emotional stress and stimulate the immune system. They also contain compounds found in almonds like benzaldehyde, benzoate, and benzyl alcohol, giving them an almond like smell.
Lion’s Mane… it’s the mushroom that’s good for your brain! This mushroom is nootropic used to enhance cognitive performance, concentration, and creativity by activating the nervous system. It has also been believed to improve mood and overall brain health.
The Chaga mushroom is truly magical, containing one of the highest sources of antioxidants in nature, this mushroom does wonders for supporting and regulating immunity. The antioxidants also help inflammation and are believed to improve gut health. Chaga has also been known to aid in sustained energy throughout the day.
Coriolus Versicolor (Turkey Tail)
Commonly called the “Turkey Tail”, this mushroom has been shown to aid in digestion and help strengthen your immune system.