What are Medicinal Mushrooms Good For?

Mushroom Recipes and What They're Good For - Troomy Nootropics in Whittier, CA

Superfoods for Super Healthy Habits

Medicinal mushrooms carry heavy nutrients and vitamins today. But with over 14,000 species of these fungi discovered, it's tough to navigate which might be best for your diet. Luckily, our team at Troomy has compiled some of the most impactful gummies you can get into your diet fast, as well as what they support.

Here's where to get started.

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Functional Mushrooms vs Regular Mushrooms

You might not have heard mushrooms be referred to as functional before. That's because there are only a handful of species that can really be observed as functional when in limited quantities. That doesn't mean that most mushrooms can't be sueprfoods, it just becomes unrealistic. If you have to eat six or seven servings to get real superfood support, then is it really a superfood? 

That's where functional mushrooms really set themselves apart. Both of these have a place in your diet, but you can get the support of superfood mushrooms in limited servings, low calories, and more with functional mushrooms instead. It just comes down to finding the best functional mushrooms for your own use.

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Which are the Best "Functional" Mushrooms? 

Functional mushrooms are a term you might have heard around the office or at the gym. For the most part, these mushrooms are high in vitamins, proteins, and antioxidant support for the body. They've recently become re-popularized in health and wellness culture, but really have been used to support wellness for thousands of years.

Types of Functional Mushrooms

Lion's Mane

Lion's Mane has increased in popularity significantly over the past several years. After centuries of being used internationally, the most recent buzz has been for use in the weight room and the workplace. In both cases, Lion's Mane has been linked to strong functional focus properties that keep you chugging through the day with better energy, productivity, and more. The toughest part of having Lion's Mane as a supplement is finding it easily and keeping it fresh. 

You'll usually have to purchase online rather than in a grocery store and keep an eye on it staying fresh. Raw Lion's Mane can also get more expensive than its supplement and gummy forms in nootropics. Take note of what you're expecting to spend on using functional mushrooms before you load up on a ton of Lion's Mane.

Red Reishi

As a sort of counterpart to Lion's Mane, Red Reishi is a great wind-down mushroom for functional use. It has been linked to better sleep and relaxation when preparing to settle down for the evening or afternoon. Again, this will be a tough one to find in your everyday grocery store. However, it can be the perfect addition to someone's diet who's having trouble with sleep. 

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Chaga mushrooms look like bark mixed with brownies. It's a softly textured mushroom that's just a strong functional mushroom overall for links to balanced support across the board from better energy to quicker exercise recovery.

Turkey Tail

These mushrooms are exceptional for flu and allergy seasons. Turkey Tail mushrooms primarily support the immune system and antioxidants to keep you feeling your best. They can get a bit of a boost to your energy as well, but the main target is keeping you feeling good.

Overall, each of these mushrooms offer their own range of support methods. The best route to make sure they have an impact is combining them together into your diet.

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Support Linked to Using Multiple Functional Mushrooms in Your Diet

Exercise Recovery

With several functional mushrooms, like Cordyceps for example, athletes have sought out consistent exercise recovery support. This comes through strong protein content, vitamin support, and the natural overall complexion of Cordyceps. The majority use these mushrooms in supplements and gummies, but you can also incorporate Cordyceps into recipes for salads, main-course meals, and desserts even.

Better Sleep

Sleep's tough for virtually everyone to get today. Even in adults, there's about a 1 in 3 chance you don't sleep enough on a regular basis. Fortunately, functional mushrooms are great support for sleep. Especially in nootropics, you can find blends like Sleep from our team here at Troomy that create organic blends of Red Reishi mushrooms that target better sleep support.

Quicker Energy

Getting energy on the go is tough. Not with mushroom gummies, though. You can pop a couple gummies and be good for most of the day with staying on top of your game productivity-wise, as well as feeling up for your weight training at the end of the day.

As a foundational piece of your daily routine, functional mushrooms are a reliable part of making your days easier. The trick is finding how to best add each mushroom into your diet.

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Different Ways to Get Started With Functional Mushrooms

Raw Mushrooms in Meal Planning

If you love cooking, there are a ton of recipes you can find online to try these mushrooms. This gives you the option for a bit of versatility, as you can craft your own recipes as well once you get going and understand how they can be incorporated into making a meal great.

Good nutrition can really make the difference for your daily routine, and that starts with meal planning. Meal planning gives you an open door for getting adaptogenic, "functional" mushrooms in as a reliable nutrient-rich addition to your meals. You should start with a starch, veggie, and protein to keep your daily routine successful.

However, the prep time can get to be a lot. Mushrooms are really tough to get right when you're cooking from scratch and want them to be a key element to your dish.

Powder Supplements

For those that are on the go often, this a great way to cut down the prep time and get the same support. You can grab a flavorful powder with all natural or synthetic blending that make functional mushrooms extremely accessible.

The thing is they're usually not too tasty on their own. You'll have to prepare extra fruits, veggies, and milk to get your shake mix just right everyday. This adds a bit more of an expense to what would otherwise just be a daily supplement.

Luckily, there's a perfect middle ground between supplements and having the mushrooms in different recipes.


From our perspective at Troomy, gummies are the best of both worlds. You can get all-natural flavors with organic ingredients, and still have a tangy, tropical flavor. They are highly-concentrated gummies with vitamins and protein that make the natural support you're looking for at wallet-friendly value.

Overall, gummies get the job done right with functional mushrooms, and it's easier than ever to get started.

"I started using Calm from Troomy before I do yoga. My body and mind feel totally at peace. Highly recommend!!"

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Try Troomy Nootropics Mushrooms Today!

At Troomy, we've spent the better part of the last year crafting our gummies to perfection. Our power-five blends are the perfect route to reshape your daily routine with support for better sleep, quicker energy boosts, increased focus, and more. 

As a general starting point, we recommend¬†ÔĽŅDaily¬†ÔĽŅas your first functional mushroom gummy experience. It's a great place to start with 14 different species of mushrooms, and creates lasting, impactful daily support.

Don't wait to find your "True Me." Give our gummies a try here, and elevate your daily routine 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs in the weightroom, studying new extraction methods, or working on some new songs, he‚Äôll always be ready to talk your ear off about different ways you can find your ‚ÄúTrue Me‚ÄĚ with Troomy.


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