The All-Natural Mushroom Powder That's Replacing Morning Coffee
By Danielle Fontana , Associate Editor |
Let’s Just Get to the Point:
A luxe, organic blend of eight high-performing mushrooms that promises to sharpen focus, strengthen immunity and balance the body—all in one scoop a day.
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Eastern cultures have pegged medicinal mushrooms as one of their superfoods of choice for centuries, but their portfolio of benefits hasn't been tapped into much stateside. Ultimate Shrooms ($60) from wellness brand Live Ultimate is changing all of that with its tasty powder—it reminds me of a mild cocoa—that’s easy to incorporate into any lifestyle.
Packed with a variety of medicinal mushrooms—cordyceps, reishi, chage, lion’s mane, turkey tail, maitake, shiitake and oyster—this smooth mix is brimming with therapeutic compounds like beta-glucans, triterpenoids, ergosterols and other polysaccharides that work to balance hormones, boost energy, fight stress, improve brain health and support healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels (to name a few).
Despite its laundry list of benefits, I saw the biggest—and most immediate—difference in my mental clarity and energy after drinking it in place of my morning joe. Multiple cups of coffee used to be my norm, but one scoop of this powder into almond milk, or water to cut calories, does the trick and then some. If you’re looking for a real boost in focus—this comes in handy when Monday feels *very* Monday—a scoop into your coffee delivers concentration you didn’t know you had.