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Here’s why mushroom coffee is a thing

Wait, mushrooms? Like those things growing in the forest?

Yup. If you haven’t yet heard all the buzz, mushroom coffee is a trending coffee brew made from blends of regular coffee and extracts of medicinal mushrooms like Turkey's Tail, Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Reishi.

Although there are several health claims regarding the use of mushrooms and mushroom coffee benefits for various health conditions, most of them are unverified at this moment. Still, the anecdotes are overwhelmingly positive, and people all over the world are waking up to the benefits of a daily mushroom drink.

What’s in the water matters, too

Mushroom coffee consists mostly of H2O, so the quality of water you put in will determine the true health benefits you receive. Using an advanced water purifier like Aquamega gives you convenient, delicious, triple-filtered water at the touch of a button. It can help further support your immune system, too, by ridding your tap water of common contaminants like bacteria, metals, chloramine, fluoride, and much more.

Functional mushrooms are not just a trend 

For centuries, functional mushrooms have been used to support immune health, especially in traditional Chinese medicine. The nutrients and antioxidants found in functional mushrooms have been known to offer benefits for both mind and body when consumed daily. Functional mushrooms can also contain immune-supporting compounds, such as beta-glucans and prebiotics.

Benefits of mushrooms

Rich in carbohydrates, mushrooms can act as prebiotics to help support the growth of many beneficial microorganisms in your intestines. Between gut health and brain health, probiotics have always played a critical role in overall wellness. 

Functional mushroom breakdown

Each Mushroom species provides unique properties, but they are primarily known for supporting immune health. Health professionals encourage a diversity in mushrooms to experience maximum benefit.Here’s a short breakdown of the most common types used in mushroom coffee products:

Lion’s Mane

For memory, concentration, and neurological support. Lion’s Mane has been found to stimulate the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), a protein that promotes the growth and normal function of nerve cells.


This popular fungi has been found to support respiration and oxygen delivery to the cells, improving vitality and endurance within the body.


Relieving overall stress in the body, this mushroom can help to balance and down-regulate an overactive immune system. In this way, it can act as support for your whole immune system.


Containing a complex array of bioactive compounds, including antioxidants, Chaga can help balance the metabolic system.

Turkey’s Tail

Also full of antioxidants, Turkey’s Tail can help support immune health, and has even been found to have properties that help with healthy aging.

I can drink this now?

There are a wide variety of mushroom coffee products you can find with a simple internet search. Mostly, they are a blend of powdered mushrooms and coffee beans combined to brew a dark and smooth coffee at home.

Pure water with mushroom coffee

As you do your own research, keep in mind that drinking clean, pure water is one of the best ways to drastically improve your well-being. Functional mushrooms may give your morning a boost, but water is your daily life force that sets the foundation for health and happiness.

Learn more about Aquamega here.


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