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Last updated: June 11, 2024

The 7 best mushroom supplements

Struggling to focus on your work? Finding it difficult to sleep? Lacking energy during your workout? Then there is a mushroom powder for that! Discover my top picks.

Lucy out in the garden holding a mug which is full up with adaptogenic mushrooms lions mane and maitake which are used in some of the best mushroom supplements

I’ve recently gone a little bit mushroom-mad. And no I’m not talking about the hallucinogenic kind. I’m not a 20-year-old frequenting warehouse raves in Sheffield anymore. No, I am always looking for ways to enhance my natural state to go about my day with more energy and focus.

This is why I am now much more interested in the adaptogenic kind of mushrooms, which includes the likes of lion’s mane, chaga, cordyceps and reishi. These are used to create different mushroom supplements, including tinctures and mushroom coffees.

I must admit though, juggling all of the science and advertising behind these best mushroom supplements and figuring out when to consume what mushroom stressed me out at first. So hopefully, I can make the process a lot easier for you with my guide to the best mushroom supplements that you can buy in the UK!

My top picks

A selection of mushroom supplements from Solve Labs

Solve Labs

  • Type of mushroom: Lion’s mane, reishi, cordyceps, and chaga
  • Form: Powder, capsules, blends and more

If you prefer flexibility when it comes to supplementation, then you’ll love the whole range on offer at Solve Labs. They do everything from matcha and hot chocolate mixes to vegan protein powder, pure powders and capsules. Find out more in my Solve Labs review.

Everything is made using 100% fruiting bodies from a range of different functional mushrooms. You can opt for a high-dose supplement, either in powder or capsule form or you can choose a pre-made blend.

I personally really enjoy taking their capsules. They make supplementing mushrooms incredibly easy. Plus you get a high dose of the mushroom every day.


An aerial view of three mushroom powders by Erbology with one jar open showing the powder on top of a wooden surface with a plant

Erbology

  • Type of mushroom: Lion’s mane, chaga, cordyceps, reishi, turkey tail, and more
  • Form: Powder

If you are anything like me and you find all of these different blends a bit overwhelming, then you may be happy to know you can buy a large variety of mushroom powders in their pure form from Erbology.

After learning about each mushroom and its benefits, I enjoyed being able to pick and choose which powder(s) I mixed into my coffee or my pre-sleep time vegan hot chocolate, depending on what I needed it for. I even baked their immunity blend into my peanut butter cookie recipe as a sweet treat.

I also enjoyed being able to increase the dose each day as I got used to the effects. With pre-mixed blends, you would have to consume a lot more coffee or hot chocolate to do that.


A bottle of Genius Flow mushroom supplement tincture by Mycogenius

Mycogenius

  • Type of mushroom: Lion’s mane and cordyceps
  • Form: Tincture spray

If you are looking for a mushroom supplement that is easy to add to your daily routine, then you are in luck. This mushroom tincture comes in a handy spray bottle that allows you to spray the adaptogens directly into your mouth, or to your cup of coffee.

I find this tincture convenient to use and the taste is quite subtle once it is sprayed in your mouth. You also don’t notice the taste once you mix it with your tea, coffee or juice.

The spray contains a mixture of two effective mushrooms, lion’s mane and cordyceps. Together they will help boost mental clarity and provide energy for working or exercising.


A box of London Nootropics mushroom supplement coffee with the three sachets in front on top of a wooden surface with a plant

London Nootropics

  • Type of mushroom: Lion’s mane and cordyceps
  • Form: Flavoured instant coffee powder

I’m not normally one to big up instant coffee, but these adaptogenic coffee sachets from London Nootropics are a real exception. The flavour of each of their blends is delicious, not at all like the instant coffee that I know.

They have three blends, with two of them containing mushroom powder, Flow and Mojo. Flow is for focus and Mojo is for energy.

I can drink 2 of these a day without getting any coffee jitters and I find each blend to do exactly what it says! You can tell they’ve really thought about their choice of mushrooms for each blend. Find out more in my London Nootropics review.


A tub of mushroom supplement gummies from Feel Gud

Feel Gud

  • Type of mushroom: Lion’s mane, reishi, chaga and cordyceps
  • Form: Gummy sweet

These little mushroom gummies are a really easy and tasty way to get a good dose of 4 key functional mushrooms every day.

They are completely vegan, gluten-free, and sweetener-free, made using pectin and natural raspberry flavour.

They taste sweet and the flavour isn’t artificial. The dosage is also pretty good considering the size of the gummies, with 700mg of each mushroom per serving.

This is a great all-in-one supplement that allows you to get a good mix of mushrooms at the same time, for an affordable price. By consuming all 4 you can increase your chances of strengthening your immune system and increasing your energy!


A bag of upraising coffee with mushrooms on top of a wooden surface with a plant in the background

Upraising

  • Type of mushroom: Chaga, maitake, lion’s mane, and reishi
  • Form: Ground coffee

There are a few other mushroom coffee blends mentioned here, but for all my fellow coffee purists out there, this is the truly best coffee option. This is a ground coffee blend which you can use in your cafetiere.

It has a really lovely subtle mushroom taste which is well balanced with the taste of a good quality coffee. And because the mushrooms are inside the coffee grounds, you get fewer bits at the bottom of your coffee cup.

They have three ground coffee options, each with carefully selected mushrooms to help with immunity, focus and mood. I’ve been drinking their Live Well blend recently and was able to overcome a horrible cold I caught a lot quicker than usual!


A bag of DIRTEA mushroom supplement coffee powder on a wooden surface with a plant in the background

DIRTEA

  • Type of mushroom: Lion’s mane, chaga and cordyceps
  • Form: Instant coffee powder

This bag of mushroom coffee from DIRTEA is jam-packed with adaptogenic ingredients. Not only does it contain lion’s mane, chaga, and cordyceps, but it is also mixed with ashwagandha and maca. The best bit is that it contains 50% less caffeine than a cup of coffee, meaning you can drink this without any jitters.

It blends really nicely into hot water and goes nice and creamy when you drop in some oat milk. Although, I do still find it has a bit of an instant coffee taste to it.

When you consider all of the ingredients that have been packed into DIRTEA’s mushroom coffee in relation to the cost per serving, about 66p if you buy it one-off, then you can see you are getting a lot for your money. I have one of these a day and I’m amazed at how much I still have left!


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