Mushroom Coffee Craze Hits the UK - Is It Worth the Hype?

Mushroom Coffee Craze Hits the UK - Is It Worth the Hype?

Mushroom coffee is gaining popularity in the UK as more consumers seek healthier alternatives to traditional caffeine sources. Brands like Dirtea, Spacegoods, and Reformed are capitalizing on this trend by offering products that blend mushrooms with other supplements, promising various health benefits. Despite the increasing consumer interest, partly driven by social media and clever marketing, experts remain skeptical about the efficacy of these "functional mushrooms." A recent Which? investigation and comments from experts like Prof. Nicholas Money highlight a significant lack of scientific evidence supporting the health claims made by these products. Many of these benefits might be attributed to other ingredients like vitamins and not the mushrooms themselves. While mushroom coffee might not harm consumers and could reduce caffeine intake, the scientific community urges more robust evidence before endorsing these products as health solutions.

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