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The wellness industry would love to have you believe it discovered the healing power of mushrooms. Maybe a maximalist packaging on your local grocery shelf (or in an Instagram ad) put medicinal mushrooms on the map for you, but they go way back.

Mushrooms like reishi, chaga, and cordyceps were traditionally used in Chinese medicine, as well as in Japan, to treat inflammation and cauterize wounds. There’s even some evidence that medicinal mushrooms were used in ancient Greek culture and by the first peoples of North America and in ancient Aztec traditions.

Fungi has the range: Chaga has anti-inflammatory benefits, turkey tail has antioxidants and prebiotics, lion’s mane may help regenerate damaged nerves, reishi may have anticancer properties, and cordyceps may improve kidney function.

It’s no wonder healthy coffee brands are dehydrating shrooms, grinding them up, and mixing them into their coffee. We reviewed nine of the more popular mushroom coffee products out there right now. Four Sigmatic instant coffee is our favorite, Laird Superfoods Organic Peruvian Mushroom Coffee Medium Roast is a close second, and you can see what we thought about the other seven.

What’s the first thing you drink in the morning?

Melanie, editor at Nessie Sightings

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One of my favorite alternatives to just straight coffee is Acid League’s Coffee Chaga Maple. It’s a living tonic, so it’s got that acidic quality to it. If you’re looking for the benefits of mushrooms and the taste of coffee, this ain’t it. I’m into that astringent kick, though, and if you like kombucha and wanna spice up your mornings a little, I think it’s worth trying. (It comes in a pack of three, so I split it among me and two of my more adventurous friends.)

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