Medicinal mushrooms have gained plenty of notoriety over the past few years due to their ability to heal and support healthy brain function, mood, memory, positivity and much more.
Mushrooms are being included in everything from healthy drinks to tonics, tinctures, supplements, and much more.
Included in this equation are psychedelic or “magic” mushrooms, which are capable of inducing emotional changes, hallucinations, and other altered states of consciousness.
These magic mushrooms, known as psilocybin, are quickly gaining fame for the ability to heal patients where mainstream medicine might otherwise fail.
Recently, I had the opportunity to review a product that capitalizes on the psychedelic mushroom movement with clever and exciting branding, called Psychedelic Water. The product doesn’t actually use psilocybin, but it does offer a considerable mood, memory and brainpower boost, making it an excellent coffee alternative for high achievers, high performers, and people who simply want to feel their best.
Psychedelic Water Tastes Delicious
The product I tried comes in two flavors: peach + orange + ginger flavor, and ume + sakura flavor.
I actually had to look this up, but ume is a type of Japanese fruit closely related to apricots.
Sakura is a cherry blossom type of flavor.
When combined, these two unique flavors from the far east make for an exceptionally delicious drink.
I must say, I applaud Psychedelic’s decision to include this as a flavor. It’s light and delicious with hints of herbal, sweet, and slightly bitter tastes. While many supplements taste like a processed food or drink, this one certainly tastes like something you’d get from an herbalist.
Speaking of herbs, Psychedelic contains the following medicinal mushrooms, in this incarnation at least:
-Lion’s mane mushroom extract (100 mg)
-Chaga mushroom extract (100 mg)
-Cordycep mushroom extract (100 mg)
It also contains some caffeine from green tea leaf extract (75 mg), 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), which has been shown to increase serotonin levels and improve mood, and GABA (50 mg), aka Gamma Aminobutyric acid (100 mg).
Altogether, I really enjoyed both flavors of these drinks that I was able to try.
They are sweetened with organic erythritol, a type of sugar alcohol, as well as monk fruit.
They also include 100 mg of L-Theanine, an amino acid often found in green tea and some mushrooms.
Overall, this is a well-planned and well-executed product for increasing mental energy and alertness without coffee. I didn’t feel any type of crash while taking these, just consistent, dependable energy and a pleasant, smooth taste.
If you’re looking for something that is similar, but far superior to Five-Hour Energy, this is a great option.
The one thing I wish the company would do is become organic and/or non-GMO certified, because they do include citric acid in their formula and do not specify whether it is organic, non-GMO or not.
That being said, this product is otherwise well-thought out, delicious and functional.