What Is a Reishi Mushroom Good for?

What Is a Reishi Mushroom Good for?

You might have seen a reishi mushroom at the farmer's market or a health and wellness event, but never really known what it does. What's it good for? Why are people on the hype train for it?

Well today, our team at Troomy's taken a close look at what makes our adaptogenic mushrooms so powerful. Particularly, the reishi mushroom species, and what sets it apart from the average set of adaptogenic mushrooms.

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What are Adaptogenic Mushrooms?

Adaptogenic mushrooms are some of the highest performance, function-supporting mushrooms available today. They aren't going to be in your average grocery store very often. 

Chaga, a sister mushroom of reishi is pictured above, and it pairs as an additional healthy option for cooking with medicinal mushrooms. 

How are Adaptogenic Mushrooms Really Different From the Average Mushroom?

Structurally and how they're genetically differ, there's not much variation. Each species of adaptogenic mushrooms is loosely similar to white caps, shiitake, and others in terms of vitamins, proteins, and minerals.

Are Adaptogenic Mushrooms Safe? 

Of course! They are completely edible and safe to use for daily functional support, you just have to practice using them in moderation. Too much of any vitamins or proteins can be detrimental to your health, so be careful with the serving sizes in case you overload any recipes.

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Why Reishi?

Each adaptogenic mushroom can be used to target a different area of your daily routine and your body's need. Take reishi, for example. Reishi mushrooms are:

  • High in protein
  • Carry strong immune system support
  • Fatigue regulation/balancing
  • Depression reducing
  • Blood sugar balancing
  • Heart health support

On top of these core support elements, these mushrooms can power these benefits completely naturally. No reliance on caffeine, sugar, or any processed ingredients.

Reishi is particularly strong for sleeping and relaxation properties. You can keep yourself more calm, reduce anxiety, and feeling better for restful sleep ahead.

Is Reishi Caffeinated or Sugary?

No! Reishi has zero caffeine in it or any sugar. In contrast, reishi has actually been linked to lowering blood sugar with polsaccharides.

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What Parts of My Daily Routine Should I Use Mushrooms for?


Sleep is a top need for your body that you have to stay on top of. Whether that's limiting your screen time before bed, meditating, exercising, or any other quality habits, getting restful sleep is going to change your daily routine for the better.

Adaptogenic mushrooms are a perfect pairing to create good sleep habits. Reishi can balance the body's stress and fatigue to create a more consistent, restful night for you to enjoy. 


Exercise is another strong factor that needs to be implemented into your daily routine. Even if it's just going on a walk after dinner. Every little bit counts, and can help you stay happy and healthy.

Cordyceps for example is a great adaptogenic mushroom that can push regulating that recovery process, feeling your best through weight training, and more.

Anxiety and Stress

Everyone deals with all kinds of stress and anxiety today. If you want to reduce it permanently, it takes a ton of concentrated effort and behavioral shaping on your end.

Although, there are natural ways to get relief as well. Adaptogenic mushrooms are great activators that could reduce the impact of stress and anxiety-related processors. They're not going to completely eliminate the pair, but they can be strong supporters of reducing how much they impact your day.


Nutrition of course impacts a whole lot of how you feel, your mood, and more. Everything you eat plays a role into the daily values you do or don't get, while it also can make you irritable, have trouble focusing, and crash more quickly in the afternoon.

Adaptogenic mushrooms are a great way for you to get those daily values you're looking for.

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Do I Have to Cook Adaptogenic Mushrooms?

Raw Reishi, Other Mushrooms in Farmer's Markets

No! If you're just looking for the raw mushrooms, you can get them locally or online. But chances are with any raw adaptogenic mushrooms, you're going to have to cook them to enjoy them for the most part. You can of course grind them up to be put into other blends or meals, it just depends on if you want to enjoy them with other foods or not. Some desserts have even been cooked up with functional-wellness power in adaptogenic mushrooms.

Most adaptogenic mushrooms can be great pairings with pastas or soups, for example. If you do want to give one of these recipes a try, you can find them here to learn more about adaptogenic mushroom recipes.

Mushroom Powders

Mushroom powders are a quicker alternative than just buying raw mushrooms. Additionally, the bang for your buck you get is pretty significant, given the serving counts and shelf life extracts offer.

However, they don't always have the best flavors, and can also be highly processed with other ingredients. If you're just trying to get reishi supplements, for example, some blends of powders might have vitamin supplements, sugars, or other ingredients you just don't need. 

Mushroom Gummies

Mushroom gummies are the perfect combination of both. You get a ton of flavor, delicious nutrients that your body needs, and a variety of functional support. On top of being packed with nutrients, gummies set themselves apart in a big way.

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How Do Reishi Mushroom Gummies Set Themselves Apart?

All-Natural, Plant-Based

Getting all-natural gummies into your diet is a very clean way to find those nutrients you were looking for. Additionally, they almost have zero sugar or calories despite the great flavors. 

Zero Caffeine

Powders of mushrooms and teas can especially pack on the caffeine in your diet. With mushroom gummies packed so tightly, they rely purely on the mushroom for natural energy. In the case of reishi mushrooms, these are used to wind down and relax, usually, so caffeine wouldn't make sense to add anyway.

Quick and Easy

Needing no prep time, a shake, another meal, or anything else really to pop your mushroom gummies makes them the most accessible way to get adaptogenic mushrooms into your diet fast. 

Customized Around Your Needs

Everyone has different needs for adaptogenic mushrooms depending on how their daily routine is lacking. With mushroom gummies targeted around needs, you can get exactly what you're looking for with ease.

Luckily, it's easier than ever to get started today.

Give Troomy Nootropics a Try Today!

Overall, reishi is an incredible mushroom to get acquainted with. There's a whole host of adaptogenic mushrooms though that you could be utilizing in your diet. Give our starting-five a look here and learn more about adaptogenic mushrooms.

Don't wait to get better sleep, more energy, and reduce anxiety. Find your "True Me" with Troomy 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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