Believe it or not, the latest buzz in the health and wellness world is mushrooms. Now before you turn your head away and label this a worthless new trend to try, hear us out. Mushrooms are a type of adaptogen, plants and herbs known to help with immunity, stress, sleep, and mental performance. Their use as supplements is nothing new — adaptogens like mushrooms, ginseng, holy basil, sea buckthorn, licorice root, Rhodiola rosea, and mushrooms have been used for centuries in herbal medicine.
But your eyes aren’t tricking you. Yes, you have seen reishi, cordyceps, ashwagandha, and lion’s mane mushrooms all over health stores and wellness websites, used as ingredients in teas, infusions, and drinks. Although adaptogens are available in pill form, if having tea, protein shakes, or coffee is already a part of your daily routine, mushroom drinks and powders are a great addition to your diet. Here are 14 that promise to help give your body what it needs.