Mushroom coffee blend for a holistic cognitive and energy boost! With 1/3rd of medicinal mushroom grounds in EVERY BAG!*
Organic Coffee, Chicory Root, Wild Harvested Chaga, Wild Harvested Artist Conk, Organic Lion's Mane, Organic Cordyceps, and Spice
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:
- Perfect for pour-over, French press, or drip coffee machines.
- 2 tablespoons of grounds per 8 oz. water.
- Use as an alternative or half-half blend with your favorite coffee ground for your morning cup-of-joe or mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
- We recommend re-using the grounds for 2-3 brews to extract as much of the medicinal mushroom nutrients as possible. Add more coffee ground for caffeine if desired.
CAFFEINE & SUGAR CONTENT:
About 40-50 mg of caffeine per serving. Sugar-free
Just like our ever-growing company, we're always looking for ways to improve our products. To make our Chaga Coffee even better, we've created a new mushroom blend* that includes organic Lion's Mane, Cordyceps, and wild-harvested Artist Conk. And since we don't skimp on the medicinal mushroom ground, you'll get a whopping 48 GRAMS grounded mushrooms compared to the couple hundreds of milligram (1000 mg in 1 g, in case you were wondering) most commercial brands offer. You do the math.
Of course, to offset the extra mushroom grounds, we mixed in high-quality roasted coffee to provide a better flavor. Along with the roasted chicory root, our blend tastes just like coffee and not like mushrooms. It can be used as-is or added to your favorite coffee grounds in any kind of coffee maker.
*Why did we choose to incorporate Chaga, Lion's Mane, Cordyceps, and Artist Conk mushrooms in our coffee blend?
Chaga mushroom is a fungus that grows primarily on birch trees in cold climates. It's highly nutritious and may help boost immunity (Szychowski et al., 2020) prevent inflammation (Kou et al., 2020), fight cancer, lower blood sugar levels, and reduce cholesterol. This fabulous fungus has subtle vanilla, warm, earthy, and pleasantly bitter taste often sited as similar to a bland cup of coffee.
Lion's Mane Studies show this fungus has anti-inflammatory properties, can improve cognitive functioning (Lewis et al., 2021), manage depressive disorder (Chong et al., 2019), and even promotes the growth and health of your nervous system (Kushairi et al., 2019).
Cordyceps Just like chaga, cordyceps offers many similar health benefits, such as antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-fatigue, anti-aging, anti-depressant, etc. (Das et al., 2021). Cordyceps also holds neuroprotective ability (Wei et al., 2021), and has been shown to improve energy by increase ATP productions (Choi et al., 2020).
Artist Conk Ganoderma applanatum is in the same mushroom family as Reishi. But a much under appreciated and under utilized as its counterparts. In recent researches, studies have shown Artist Conk, aka G. applanatum offers many of the same antioxidant, anticancer and antitumor properties as Reishi. Additionally, G. applanatum contains bioactive compounds that are CNS (central nervous susytem) anti-depressant (Hossen et al., 2021), heart-protective polysaccharides that are antidyslipidemic (help control healthy cholesterol levels) (Hossain et al., 2021), promoting healthy cardiovascular system (Jiang et al., 2021), and natural sun protection (Sułkowska-Ziaja et al., 2021).
In addition to the medicinal mushroom blend, we use chickory root to enhance the coffee flavor. Traditionally, chicory root has been grounded into a powder to stand in as a substitute for coffee. But did you know this blue-flowered plant offers an array of health benefits on its own? It aids digestion, reduces heart diseases, may help prevent cancer, reduces arthritis pain, help with weight management, boosts the immune system, aids in kidney and liver function, etc. And, it can offset the jitters of the caffeine for those who are sensitive to it.
KNOWN MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
SUGGESTED CONSUMPTION LIMITS:
No known consumption limits. The average person consumes 1-2 cups a day.
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