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'From next Monday April 1st, we will be launching a range of adaptogentic coffees harnessing the powers of medicinal mushrooms. 'Mushrooms in drinks?' I hear you cry! Yes, these mild edible mushrooms have been used in tonics and drunk in teas for thousands of years .
Their mild delicate flavour means they blend well into drinks especially into our modern day coffee pallet.
We want to take the best ingredients in nature that have been used to heal, sooth and nourish the body for thousands of years and create a modern way to integrate them into your daily routine .
Nature’s most powerful adaptogens are found in medicinal mushrooms. Chaga, Reishi and Lion’s Mane have been used as herbal medicines and healing tonics for generations in Asia and Northern Europe.
Incorporating beneficial herbs and plants into our diets is best done through routine and ceremony. In modern day living the most recognised and widespread routine we all share is coffee and tea drinking. Most effective first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and through key low points during the day when we need a boost, drinking medicinal tonics can become a positive routine to keep you at your best.
None of us are immune to the pressures of modern life, whether it be work deadlines, the daily commute or just simply never having enough hours in the day.
Our bodies are regularly exposed to physical and toxic stress – from household chemicals, pesticides in our foods, pollutants in the air, intensively farmed meats and refined sugar. Stress can cause not only mental effects, lack of sleep, anxiety but also decrease our natural immunity and leave our tired bodies more susceptible to minor and serious illness. Thankfully there are some incredible rejuvenating plants and herbs that can help. Medicinal mushrooms are one of the strongest natural adaptogens that we can use to ensure we fight off the daily stresses of modern life!
We have created a range of drinks to complement your daily routine and use ancient healing foods in a modern context.
bullet proof chaga
espresso, hot water with chaga, coconut oil
a morning coffee with a boost – helps wake you up, focus and kick start your day without the coffee jitters
a blend of reishi, lion’s mane and turmeric with almond milk (caffeine free)
strong anti-inflammatory and immune booster - aiding concentration and focus
mood enhancing mocha
espresso, chaga, guarana & cacao made with coconut milk
a perfect mid day energy boost
rich in polyphenols helping to increase blood flow to the brain and stimulating ‘happy hormones’
Why medicinal mushrooms? – the health benefits have been known for generations but with more science and investment being put towards looking at natural healing products mushrooms have come into the spotlight.
Many species of fungus are already used as the base of modern medicines from small pox and HIV anti-viral to antibiotics and Alzheimer’s drugs. Lion’s Mane has the ability to repair and regenerate neurons, resulting in improved cognitive function, and the mushroom has been known to mitigate and even reverse the effects of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and dementia, among others.
Reishi is known as the Queen of mushrooms, used in traditional Chinese medicine for at least 2,000 years, with the first known written records dating from the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. to A.D. 220). Reishi has the ability to boost the body’s immune system to protect it against pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Even when pathogens aren’t present, an optimally functioning immune system will exponentially increase your overall health and wellness to the point where you can witness the effects of aging being reversed — both physically and cognitively.
The compounds in reishi work externally and internally to keep you looking young by reducing dermal oxidation (when proteins on the skin are damaged, causing wrinkles and other signs of aging) and protecting your cellular DNA and mitochondria from oxidant damage, allowing you to remain energized and alert.
If reishi is the queen of mushrooms, then chaga is the big daddy, the implacable and respected father of the mushroom world. The first recorded usage of chaga dates to 17th-century Russia, where it was widely used in folk medicine to treat everything from cancers to gastrointestinal issues.
We have been so intrigued to discover more about these amazing....erm…..what are mushrooms?! They are not plants or vegetables, herbs or grains, they sit in their own category of fungus.
Though don’t be put off, mushrooms are closer to humans than plants and with thousands of species yet to be discovered their health benefits could contribute to some of the most significant medical discoveries in the 21st century.
Come and check out our new range of coffees from monday 1st april.
Let’s hear it for the shrooms!
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