Medicinal Mushrooms: Exploring the Health Benefits of Mushroom Coffee

Medicinal Mushrooms: Exploring the Health Benefits of Mushroom Coffee

Some foods were just made for each other: peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers, mushrooms and… coffee?


This unlikely duo is trending now and actually lives up to the hype, both in terms of taste and in health benefits. Its full-body flavor brings you straight back to earth while cutting through some of the bitter that turns off non-coffee drinkers. And, as if coffee weren’t rich enough in antioxidants, the medicinal mushrooms in mushroom coffee give it an extra boost that’s earned the attention of everyone from athletes to computer programmers. 


There’s a reason why mushroom coffee is gaining so much steam right now, and that’s because the Cordyceps and Chaga mushrooms used in the coffee pack powerful health benefits into something you already drink every day — no extra effort required.

Why Use Mushrooms in Coffee?

Both coffee and mushrooms are packed with essential nutrients, so combining them into a single product stretches their benefits even further. Aside from its antioxidants, coffee is also a good source of niacin, phosphorus, and potassium. Mushroom varieties like Cordyceps and Chaga contain protein, fiber, essential amino acids, and adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which helps to deliver energy to the muscles.


The resulting product isn’t just a cup of coffee with pieces of floating mushroom, nor does the coffee have much of a mushroom taste. Rather, mushroom coffee delicately blends the two foods using medicinal mushroom extracts so that you get all of the superfood properties without the stringy fibers.


Most notable is the fact that the majority of Americans already begin their day with a cup of coffee. While many diet trends focus on adding or taking away something from your daily routine, mushroom coffee is an easy one-for-one swap. Just replace your existing cup o’ joe with a cup of carefully sourced ‘shroom coffee and you can cash in on all of its health benefits.

Cordyceps and Chaga: The Effects on Your Body

Cordyceps and Chaga are medicinal mushrooms that were chosen for Fallen Oaks Mushroom’s coffee based on their sky-high reputation in health and wellness circles.


Cordyceps has a lot of buzz surrounding its ability to enhance the body’s uptake of oxygen which, in turn, increases the production of ATP. It improves the way your body uses oxygen and may help to slow the effects of aging with its high level of antioxidants. It’s also been pegged for benefiting heart health, Type 2 diabetes symptoms, and inflammation.


The Chaga mushroom looks more like a clump of dirt than a mushroom. It’s packed with nutrients, including selenium, fiber, copper, zinc, iron, calcium, vitamin D, B vitamins, and potassium, to name a few. And its high level of antioxidants has shown to effectively combat oxidative stress, which could help to slow or reverse the signs of aging (i.e. sagging skin, gray hair, wrinkles).

Surprising Health Benefits of Mushroom Coffee

Some people drink mushroom coffee for the flavor, though it’s really not much different than regular coffee. Others drink it because it’s something different and exciting. But the many health benefits make this twist-on-a-classic hard to ignore:

Contains Anti-Tumor and Anti-Cancer Properties

Mushroom coffee stimulates the immune system, particularly the Chaga mushroom. Studies have found that this mushroom’s ergosterol peroxide content can suppress the rapid increase of human colorectal cancer cell lines. Studies have also found that it restricted colon cancer linked to colitis in animal subjects. Cordyceps has also been shown to inhibit many types of cancer cells, including lung, liver, colon, and skin cancers.

Lowers Oxidative Stress

Combating oxidative stress requires a high level of antioxidants, and both coffee and mushrooms are excellent sources. When combined, antioxidant levels skyrocket and combat free radicals and damage to the cellular structure, giving you a one-two punch for the same amount of effort.

Impacts Digestion and Liver Health

Mushrooms are a good source of polysaccharides, which act as probiotics in the digestive tract. They’ve also been shown to reduce glucose levels, triglycerides, and cholesterol in diabetic mice, all of which have a positive impact on liver health.

Provides Focus without the Fits

Like a regular cup of coffee, mushroom coffee contains caffeine. But the amount is nearly sliced in half and it doesn’t result in anxiousness or jitters like normal coffee. You get the best benefits of caffeine, like increased alertness or focus, without the unpleasant side effects that make it hard to function with all that extra energy.

Where to Buy Mushroom Coffee

Mushroom coffee is experiencing a moment, and you can get it from Fallen Oak Mushrooms. Our Cordyceps and Chaga mushroom coffee blends these adaptogenic mushrooms with organic fair trade coffee from Texas Coffee Traders in Austin, TX.


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