Ryze Mushroom Coffee: Ingredients, Benefits, and Side Effects

Ryze Mushroom Coffee is a new health trend that is marketed by the Ryze adaptogenic mushroom company. It claims to benefit stress levels, blood sugar, cardiovascular health and immune-potentiating properties. This blog discusses the ingredients, benefits and side effects of drinking Ryze Mushroom Coffee.
Klara Hatinova

Klara Hatinova

Klara is postgraduate researcher in experimental psychology at the
University of Oxford.

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What is Ryze Coffee?

Ryze, formally known as RYZE, is a health food brand founded by two undergraduates at Harvard. It was designed to tackle stress and excess coffee consumption.

Even though coffee consumption has many benefits, drinking coffee does come with side effects. Caffeine may aggravate headache conditions, such as occipital neuralgia. Furthermore, caffeine is addictive because it stimulates dopamine, a crucial messenger in, addiction and reward processing (and also ADHD).

The founder of Ryze wishes to eliminate these side effects by replacing the caffeine in coffee with adaptogenic mushrooms [1].

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What are Adaptogenic Mushrooms?

Adaptogenic mushrooms are distinct to hallucinogenic psilocybin mushrooms. They act similarly to the adaptogen ashwagandha to reduce stress, anxiety [3]. Similarly to ashwgandha, adaptogenic mushrooms have a plethora of active substances, making it difficult to establish exactly how they work.

The central hypothesis is that adaptogenic mushrooms modulate the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, which is the key axis regulating cortisol, the stress hormone, heart rate, appetite and wakefulness [3, 4].

Ingredients: Mushrooms in Ryze Coffee

Ingredients in Ryza Mushroom Coffee are claimed to be 100% organic and include a blend of Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Shiitake, Turkey Tail and King Trumpet mushrooms. Ingredients other than mushrooms include organic arabica coffee blend and optional creamer such as organic coconut milk.

Product offered by Ryze other than coffee also contain spirulina powder, matcha tea, probiotics, creamer, vanilla powder, melatonin, zinc, cacao powder, flaxseed, MCT oil, Himalayan salt, cichory root, coconut milk or water, whey protein and so on.

The provider claims that there are 2000 milligrams of adaptogenic mushrooms per serving, which may be considered high potency, depending on the mushroom used.

Caution

Dietary supplements are not regulated by the FDA, meaning that the safety and dose of mushrooms in the coffee is not controlled by authorities. It is essential to exercise caution when trying this supplement.

Benefits of Ryze Mushroom Coffee

 

There are several benefits of Ryza Mushroom Coffee, which include:

  • Reduced stress response
  • Higher energy levels and sharper focus
  • Reduced dependence on caffeine
  • Good taste
  • Low in calories
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Cardioprotective benefits

Side Effects of Ryza Mushroom Coffee 

Ryza Mushroom coffee contains adaptogenic mushrooms which may have a spectrum of drug interactions, similarly to interactions of Ashwagadha.

For example, Lion’s mane, a type of mushroom in Ryza Coffee, can have severe interactions with Sildec, a drug used for cold symptoms in the upper respiratory tract [5]. Furthermore, it can excessively reduce blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes [6].

Other mushrooms in Ryze's concoction, such as cordyceps, have mild to moderate gastrointestinal effects [7], making them generally safe at the dosage supplied in the coffee. However, it is vital not to exceed the recommended daily dose of Ryze Mushroom Coffee, as this increases the risk of side effects dramatically more than after regular coffee.

Summary: Should I Invest In Ryze Mushroom Coffee?

To summarise, several health benefits can result from taking Ryze Mushroom Coffee, most notably reduced perception of stress and reduced blood sugar. However, the amount of mushrooms in the drink and their interactions with other drugs may be harmful. Therefore, carefully consider all medications you intend to take before ordering your Ryze Mushroom Coffee package.

Note: Ryze Mushroom Coffee is currently only available in the United States

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Klara Hatinova

Klara Hatinova

Klara is a postgraduate researcher in experimental psychology at the University of Oxford. She has worked across a spectrum of hot topics in neuroscience, including her current project measuring reinforcement learning strategies in Parkinson’s disease. Previously, she studied the efficacy of psilocybin as a therapy for critical mental health conditions and examined molecular circadian rhythms of migraine disorders. She completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the University of Glasgow and participated in a year abroad at the University of California, where she worked on a clinical trial for spinal cord injury.