The Life-Changing Benefits of Functional Mushrooms

The Life-Changing Benefits of Functional Mushrooms

You’ve probably seen functional mushrooms popping up everywhere. It seems everyone is fungi-fying their wellness routines! At Bloomin, we're all about the magic of mushrooms, using the science behind them to transform your health with natural solutions.

In this blog, we'll delve into the key health benefits of the most popular functional mushrooms and show you how to incorporate them into your daily life.

“What the heck’s a functional mushroom?” Functional mushrooms, sometimes known as medicinal mushrooms or adaptogenic mushrooms, are specific fungi that offer certain health benefits to us humans! They’re the superheroes of fungi, packed with compounds that may boost your immune system, support brain health, and even enhance your energy levels. You can find them in various forms like capsules, powders, and liquids, ready to sprinkle some magic into your wellness routine.

Lion’s Mane: The Brain Booster

Lion’s Mane is a genuine game-changer for cognitive health. Not magic, but certainly magical, it’s known for its ability to enhance memory, boost focus, and support overall brain function. Lion’s Mane truly is a must-have for mental clarity, a great, natural option to enhance productivity, improve mood, sharpen focus, and boost memory retention. Say goodbye to foggy thinking with Lion’s Mane!

Source: Hericerin derivatives activates a pan‐neurotrophic pathway in central hippocampal neurons converging to ERK1/2 signaling enhancing spatial memory - Martínez‐Mármol - 2023 - Journal of Neurochemistry - Wiley Online Library


Reishi: The Calming Healer

In today’s fast-paced world, stress is a constant companion. This is where Reishi offers a calming solution. Think of Reishi as your yoga-and-meditation-buddy, a powerful mushroom revered for its adaptogenic properties. Long used in Chinese medicine, it’s known to help the body cope with stress and promote relaxation. Reishi doesn’t just stop there, it also possesses anti-inflammatory effects, making it a great ally for overall health. Whether you're looking to unwind after a long day or seeking a natural sleep aid, Reishi’s got your back.

Source: Exploring the Potential Medicinal Benefits of Ganoderma lucidum: From Metabolic Disorders to Coronavirus Infections


Chaga: The Antioxidant Powerhouse

Chaga is often dubbed the king of mushrooms - and for good reason. Rich in antioxidants, Chaga combats oxidative stress (such as fatigue, memory loss, muscle and joint pain) and supports a robust immune system. But that’s not all – this powerhouse mushroom also offers incredible benefits for skin health, including anti-aging properties. Incorporating Chaga into your routine is an excellent way to bolster your body’s defences while giving you that youthful glow! Fountain of youth? Nah, fountain of Chaga.

Source: Recent Developments in Inonotus obliquus (Chaga mushroom) Polysaccharides: Isolation, Structural Characteristics, Biological Activities and Application - PMC


Cordyceps: The Energy Enhancer

Looking for a natural way to boost your energy levels? Cordyceps might be your answer. Like a natural energy shot, this mushroom is renowned for enhancing physical performance and stamina. Recent studies have shown that Cordyceps can improve exercise performance, making it a favourite among athletes. Whether you’re hitting the gym or in need of an afternoon pick-me-up, Cordyceps hold the power to give you the energy boost you need.

Source: Pharmacological and therapeutic potential of Cordyceps with special reference to Cordycepin - PMC


Turkey Tail: The Gut Guardian

A healthy gut is the cornerstone of overall wellness, and Turkey Tail is your gut’s best friend. You might’ve seen this mighty mushroom growing on fallen trees on a recent walk; this unsuspecting mushroom packs a powerful punch. Supporting digestive health and a balanced gut microbiome, Turkey Tail is known for its immune-boosting properties, helping you stay healthy and resilient. Incorporating Turkey Tail into your routine is a great way to support your digestive system, keep your tummy happy, and give your overall health a big ol’ boost

Source: The mycelium of the Trametes versicolor (Turkey tail) mushroom and its fermented substrate each show potent and complementary immune activating properties in vitro - PMC


How to Incorporate Functional Mushrooms into Your Routine


One of the easiest ways to reap the benefits of functional mushrooms is through supplements. Bloomin’s liquid Superblends are designed for convenience, allowing you to effortlessly integrate these powerful mushrooms into your daily regimen - something we’d recommend to really see the results.

Culinary Uses

Functional mushrooms can also be a delightful addition to your meals as many of them taste delicious! It’s important to do your research on cooking these mushrooms, as making sure you’re processed correctly will ensure you’re getting the ultimate benefits without a tummy ache.

Daily Routine

Incorporating functional mushrooms into your daily routine is simpler than you think. Start your day with a Cordyceps smoothie before your workout, or end your day with a calming Reishi tea. With many versatile mushroom blends available, it’s easy to find a routine that works for you.


Functional mushrooms offer life-changing health benefits, from boosting brain function and reducing stress to enhancing energy levels and supporting digestive health. At Bloomin, we’re committed to making these benefits accessible and enjoyable. Ready to experience the power of mushrooms firsthand? Explore our range of functional mushroom Superblends and discover how they can transform your health and wellness.

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