There’s been a prime ingredient missing from your lattes all these years: a powerful mushroom blend that can help you sip your way to better health.
Mushrooms have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years, and one company that’s bringing their many science-backed benefits to the masses is Pretty Mushroom. The blends—which also feature herbs like ashwagandha and rose hips—can help fight off fatigue, clear up your skin, and increase your brain function. And all it takes is adding a teaspoon of the powder into your daily latte, smoothie, or coffee.
While there are plenty of mushroom blends on the market, it’s not always easy to find products that are as high-quality as these. Everything that goes into the products are organic or wildcrafted, vegan, and ethically-sourced—something that’s always been a top priority of Nadine Joseph, the company’s co-founder and CEO.
“Growing up, my mom taught me to respect the Earth and the plants and fungi that grow from it. That respect is what I try to infuse within Pretty Mushroom, which is why we’re committed to sourcing ethically,” Joseph says. “We work with suppliers and farmers that have sustainable farming practices and support their community.”
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In the Pretty Mushroom Blend in particular—which helps protect against inflammation, sun damage, and wrinkles—the turmeric is sourced from the company Diaspora Co. “They’re all about the decolonization of Indian spices, giving the equity, power, and equality back to indigenous farmers,” Joseph says. Their heirloom variety turmeric has twice the amount of curcumin as regular turmeric, and it’s grown at a 4th generation family-owned farm in Vijayawada, India.
Joseph, who studied neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, also makes sure the science is front in center in the products Pretty Mushroom creates. On the website, you’ll find all the key ingredients and why they’re beneficial, and you can even easily view all the research that supports the claims. Instead of just knowing reishi is a prime ingredient in your blend, you’ll be able to dig deeper into how it can help relieve stress. Or how lion’s mane can boost your memory and protect against cognitive decline.
However you’re looking to better yourself, your health, and your well-being, the answer might just come in a pastel-colored, mushroom-packed container.