Helping Your Anxiety Around the Holidays With Functional Mushrooms

Functional Mushrooms for Boosting Your Holiday Experience - Troomy Nootropics Mushroom Gummies in Whittier, CA

Family can make you anxious, we've all been there.

Even just prepping a meal can become a frustrating task that takes away from what the time's supposed to be, first and foremost: vacation. It is still a vacation, right?

Sometimes it just doesn't feel that way, so our Team at Troomy's been working on an organic, tasty route to keeping your nerves in check with all the craziness surrounding the holidays.

Here's an in-depth guide to keeping your head on straight with functional mushrooms today.

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What are Functional Mushrooms?

Functional mushrooms are natural superfoods that most of us aren't getting the benefits from today. While you might not find most of them in the average grocery store, their nutritional support is worth the tiny bit of extra legwork to get them into your diet.

Where Can I Find Them?

Mainly sold in bulk, you can find these online quickly. They're easy to shop and are usually chosen for function rather than taste.

What are They Good for Nutrition-Wise?

You can get a ton of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more in most mushrooms. However, functional mushrooms go above and beyond, giving you support to a ton of daily functions as well depending on the blends you're targeting.

Take holiday-related stress, for example. There's a ton of mushrooms you can boost into your diet even in a limited capacity to support anxiety and keep you level through the busiest time of the year.

Functional Mushrooms for Stress 

Picking the right functional mushrooms always depends on your need. For example, struggling with anxiety might be perfect for a Reishi mushroom supplement in your diet rather than just Lion's Mane or Cordyceps.


Reishi has been known to have strong adaptogenic properties. These red dish-looking mushrooms are great for supporting yourself against:
  • Fitness recovery stress
  • Morning sickness
  • stress-induced anxiety

Together, boosting your immune system and keeping you feeling centered becomes all the more easy with reishi mushrooms.

Fortunately, these are some of the easiest to get into your diet. They are versatile with recipes and even can be worked into desserts. That makes them perfect for the holiday season, but also can be used in supplements if you're limited on time.


Cordyceps almost look like urchins or something straight from the deep sea. They're a leading natural support supplement for boosting your energy and feeling on top of your game through the holidays, but also can be a great daily addition to elevate your productivity.

For example, you can grab a cordyceps mushroom gummy, pop it before you start cleaning the house or preparing for guests, and see your effectiveness speed up. Before you know it, you'll be all ready with some extra holiday spirit to really enjoy your vacation and feel more like yourself again.

Lion's Mane

Lion's Mane looks exactly like what it sounds like. A flowy, white mess of mushroom strands that are great for supporting strengthening your energy and staying strong through holidays easily.

Lion's Mane is particularly useful in holiday recipes, as it can easily be popped into chicken recipes, noodles, and more. Overall, this is one of the most versatile mushrooms for recipes, and also has good flavors as well. The trick will be just finding the right route for you to try Lion's Mane and these other functional mushrooms. 

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How Can I Get Started Using Functional Mushrooms?

Raw Mushrooms 

These are tough to find, but probably your best bet if you're looking to start cooking with functional mushrooms. Adding them to a holiday meal is easy, and you can grab them in bulk to account for the extra family members that'll be in town.

The trouble with raw mushrooms is their shelf life and prep time. Chances are, if you're buying in bulk, you're going to have to prepare them well ahead of a holiday meal and also find dedicated recipes that you're going to be able to produce quickly. This might throw off your planning a bit and also add the stress of cooking a brand-new recipe. Chances are, supplements and gummies are a simpler route for you to go. 

Mushroom Powdered Supplements

Powders are a great route as well. These are easy to pop into a shake, coffee or if you're juicing with fruits and veggies already. Low in calories and high in nutrients, you're going to make your daily shake a whole lot more impactful to your health.

However, mushroom powder flavors can be hit or miss. If they're particularly bitter and overpower the rest of your drink, you're probably going to have to account for that in the rest of your shake or coffee. Additionally, if you aren't already juicing in the morning, it's gonna take some prep work on your end to get desirable results with mushroom powders.

Mushroom Gummies

This is the simplest route for you to get functional mushrooms into your daily routine. With zero hassle or prep time, mushroom gummies are a simple pop-and-go route to feeling your best fast.

Jam packed with vitamins, minerals, and more, most mushroom blends have little to no sugar. Take Troomy for example. Our mushroom gummies are blends targeted for each need, and only use functional mushrooms that'll support the need for that blend. 

Calm Mushroom Gummies for Stress and Anxiety- Troomy Nootropics in Whittier, CA

Getting Started With Troomy Nootropics Today!

Overall, holidays are never easy on your own, but they should be. Starting with functional mushrooms is a great route to keep you on your A-game for longer and supporting a less stressful holiday season.

Troomy Nootropics have crafted leading functional mushroom gummy blends to make these little day boosters as simple as possible to get into your diet. If you're just looking to try one, Calm is the gummy we'd pop in to support you through the holiday season.

Now, it's easier than ever to get started. Keep your anxiety and nerves in check with organic blends of functional mushrooms, and start finding your "True Me" today!

Alex Heining

About the Author

Alex Heining is a major supporter and activist of mushroom-powered wellness, and has been a leader on our Troomy Nootropics team since day one. As a graduate from the University of Oregon and marketer in the Los Angeles area, he constantly aims to increase activity and acquire more knowledge on ever-changing innovations in the fungi industry today.

Over our first year as a company, he’s combined his efforts with our top blending strategists to inform the Troomy community on developments in mushroom-powered wellness, while developing delicious, functionally-powerful gummies for daily use. Whether he’s in the weightroom, studying new extraction methods, or working on some new songs, he’ll always be ready to talk your ear off about different ways you can find your “True Me” with Troomy.


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