5 Reasons Mushroom Coffee will Improve Your Work Performance

5 Reasons Mushroom Coffee will Improve Your Work Performance

5 Reasons Mushroom Coffee will Improve Your Work Performance

If you are looking for an alternative to coffee, it is probably because the thought of coffee gets you up in the morning. Even though you realized that caffeine is a cope, and you are having side effects, you want that taste, that feel, that warmth.

Many of us power through the side effects of stomach issues, heartburn, jitters, anxiety, crash, that acidic feeling.

In this article we will discuss why mushroom coffee may be the solution. Plus, how they add additional benefits to your lifestyle.

Because we want instant gratification here are highlights:

  • Increase your energy levels
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Boost cognitive function
  • Heal your gut microbiome
  • Enhance your mood
  • Amplify your immune system
  • Reduce effects of stress
  • Casey’s Hypothesis: Consumption of roots, mushrooms, and other bitter powerhouse foods reduce our need for instant gratification.

What is Mushroom Coffee?

Several brands hit the market in recent years, each with their own twist.

Do they have what gets your out of your bed every morning?

Four Sigmatic offers up a wide variety of mushroom based products, with their main product the combination of Organic coffee and Lion’s Mane and Chaga mushrooms entitled “Think.”

Mudwtr Started by a professional that works in branding and marketing, Mudwtr captivated social media users with an alternative to coffee that contains no coffee and only 15mg of caffeine, compared to 95mg in an 8oz coffee. It is a blend of black tea, cacao, masala, turmeric and a load of mushrooms: Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Chaga, Reishi, Himalayan salt.

Ryze is a product of exhausted Harvard undergrads. Their blend contains 6 mushrooms, MCT, coffee, and coconut creamer.

Rasa is another product created by a frustrated professional. Their brand is coffee and caffeine free with a wide variety of mushroom and adaptogen blends.

Beyond Brew from “live conscious” offers up another coffee free alternative. Utilizing 6 mushrooms combined with Peruvian cacao. This product also contains a heat resistant probiotic.

***Disclaimer***: Probiotics are marketing ploys according to Dr. Zach Bush. Our guts contain 10,000 unique strains of microorganisms. People do not need to get probiotics from coffee. I did not intend to say any plus or minus about the products, that is up for personal discretion. However, we are committed to peak performance and need to call out trends.

Casey’s Creations how are our products different? Our products started out as blends of roots and coffee. We saw mushrooms begin to trend, so we did our research. Roots remain as the top herb we  wish to share with the world; however, we recognized the benefits of the mushrooms Lion’s Mane and Chaga in a daily coffee.

We are the only brand offering Biodynamic certified coffee in our blends. Coffee is not bad. It’s the level of caffeine that is the problem. Coffee is our vector to deliver powerhouse herbs like dandelion root and chaga mushroom.

Top 5 Benefits of Switching to Mushroom Coffee

  1. It will end your caffeine addiction.

Make no mistake, caffeine does not give you energy, it prevents one from getting tired. This is why people experience afternoon crashes and have difficulties getting a deep sleep. Deep sleep is key to waking up rested. Mushroom coffee empowers our bodies to make its own energy. Your coffee dependence, gone.

  1. A healthier gut is a healthier you.

A healthy microbiome allows one to feel energized after eating. An unhealthy microbiome can cause upset stomachs, bloating, and cramps that sometimes seem random.

Coffee is acidic. Consuming non-Organic or non-Biodynamic grown coffee compounds the effects. Acidity upsets the balance of the microbiome. Gut flora that encourages one to feel sluggish, bloated, and feeling off (its like a dryness in the body). Chaga and Lion’s Mane mushroom are known for their restorative effects on the gut. They both have natural anti-biotics and anti-fungal properties that kill the unhealthy microbes, at the same time they encourage health bacterial populations.

  1. Boost your mood.

Seriously, a mushroom can boost your mood. Seriously. Think about it. The root network of mushrooms (mycelium) closely resemble the neurons in your brain. In fact, scientists have tested with success Lion’s Mane for its ability to alleviate depression, improve anxiety, and as a neuroprotective. Chaga is filled with nutrients associate with positive mental health: magnesium, copper, vitamin D, B-vitamins, zinc etc.

  1. Increased focus.

Are we really drinking coffee for the energy? Or do we need it to remain focused while at work. Incomes Lion’s Mane again. The neuroprotective function combined with its neurogenerative effect and antifatigue properties makes it easier to focus. Lion’s Mane has loads of anecdotal evidence supporting the immediate effect of increased focused. The scientific vocabulary used here tells us that over time brain cells remain protected from oxidation, begin to grow new cells and new pathways, and increase our body’s ability to not get run down. Overtime this results in a better brain then before drinking mushroom coffee every day. It is so effective it is being used as an Alzheimer’s treatment (your memory will benefit too).

  1. Boost your immune system.

This probably was not a reason for us to drink coffee, but here it is. Chaga shines in its ability to protect cells from damage. It wards off viruses, fungi, parasites, nematodes, bacteria, and even carcinoma (pre-cancer cells). It does this by strengthening our cells, making our white blood cell “threat-detector” cells more active, and lowering inflammation in the body. Chaga is complete with vitamin D, zinc, phosphorus, copper, B-Vitamins, and other immune related nutrients.


Switching to mushroom coffee is not only going to match the needs from coffee, it s also going to provide more health benefits.


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