Organic Lions Mane Mushroom Coffee
This is our newest creation here at Solent Shrooms. We are using the best quality fair trade coffee beans, and our own organic Reishi mushroom powder. Our organic Reishi powder is made from mushrooms we culture, grow, and harvest on site offering you the freshest lion’s mane powder on the market. The majority of Reishi powder/capsules on offer are manufactured from dehydrated mushrooms. While dehydrating mushrooms to preserve them is an age-old tactic, around 20-30% of the medicinal benefits are lost when compared to fresh mushrooms during the dehydrating process.
So what is Organic Reishi mushroom and why would I need it?
The Reishi mushroom is a fungus that grows around the world. For many years, this fungus has been a staple in Eastern medicine. Within the mushroom, there are several molecules, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, that may be responsible for its health effects.
One of the most important effects of the Reishi mushroom is that it can boost your immune system. While some details are still uncertain, test-tube studies have shown that Reishi can affect the genes in white blood cells, which are critical parts of your immune system. What’s more, these studies have found that some forms of Reishi may alter inflammation pathways in white blood cells.
Why mushroom coffee?
There are lots of reasons why adaptogens such as medicinal mushrooms and coffee work amazingly well when paired together. The first is with adaptogenic coffee you get all the benefits of drinking normal coffee but also minimising any side effects (think jitters, racing heart and anxiety). Caffeine is a nootropic all on its own, it increases our alertness and attention by blocking our adenosine receptors (which make us sleepy). However, on the flip side, caffeine can also increase our cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and cause more jitters, racing heart and anxiety.
Adaptogens such as medicinal mushrooms may help balance the body’s cortisol levels, which allows us to enjoy our lovely coffee and get the benefits of caffeine without the nasty jitters etc! Mushroom coffee has been shown to be beneficial to people who are caffeine sensitive, which allows them to reap the benefits of caffeine without the above mentioned side effects.
Secondly, caffeine is absorbed very quickly into the blood system and we start feeling the benefits within about 15 mins of consumption. However, as we all may have experienced at some point in our lives, it can also lead to a “crash” (lack of energy, fatigue, drowsiness etc). Adaptogens such as medicinal mushrooms support a sustained level of energy, but without the “crash”.
IMPORTANT: We recommend you research the potential health benefits of Reishi online and any possible contraindications. It is a good idea, as with any new supplement, to consult with your own medical practitioner if you are unsure about taking it, particularly if you are taking other medication or have an existing medical condition.