No, we’re not taking about those shrooms! Comparing the effects of psilocybin-containing magic mushrooms to medicinal mushrooms is like comparing apples to oranges. While the active ingredient in magic mushrooms makes users feel high or even hallucinate, medicinal mushrooms can improve energy, mood, and overall health, helping you feel your best. Medicinal mushrooms provide these health benefits from a multitude of active ingredients with anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting, and neuroprotective properties.

How you respond to functional mushrooms depends on many things, including which Spore mushroom blend you used. The effects may be subtle and build up over time or result in instant changes you can feel in an hour or less. Let’s dive into how it might feel to take each of the five Spore mushroom blends.

When does Focus Performance blend start working?

You may feel more alert and focused within an hour of taking this Spore mushroom blend. Focus Performance blend contains lion’s mane mushrooms, cordyceps mushrooms, ashwagandha, and ginkgo biloba. Gingko biloba may increase blood flow to the brain, providing tension relief and focus improvement within an hour. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that helps lower stress hormone levels, and while you may see subtle results in an hour, consistent use will yield the best results. Same with the other ingredients including lion’s mane and cordyceps mushrooms, as they support brain health over time.

When does Chill Out blend start working?

If you’re highly stressed out, you should start feeling the effects of Chill Out blend rather quickly. Chill Out blend contains reishi mushrooms and herbs including valerian root, passion flower, chamomile and lemon balm. These herbs promote relaxation, and effects can be felt within an hour. Some consumers use this blend at night to help promote a good night’s rest. If Chill Out blend makes you too sleepy during the day, you can try taking one capsule twice a day instead of both at the same time.

When does Energy Performance blend start working?

Energy Performance blend is one of our fastest acting formulas. It contains cordyceps and maitake mushrooms as well as panax ginseng, green tea extract, and guarana powder. This formula contains natural caffeine and will provide an instant burst of energy in less than an hour. The cordyceps mushrooms in this formula help you turn oxygen you breathe in into cellular energy more quickly, further boosting energy for hours without causing a crash like other supplements.

When does Protect + Defend blend start working?

Protect + Defend blend contains turkey tail, chaga, reishi and maitake mushrooms plus a blend of vitamins and minerals. This potent formula provides strong support for the immune system, helping you respond faster to microbes that come your way. To benefit the most from this mushroom blend, take it daily, and not just when you feel the symptoms of a cold or flu coming on.

When does Mike’s Mushroom Mix start working?

As a blend of 10 functional mushrooms, Mike’s Mushroom Mix is serving as a unique multivitamin that rebalances the immune system. Due to the anti-inflammatory nature of this mushroom blend, many consumers report feeling more energized, focused, and overall healthier after taking Mike’s Mushroom Mix for a month or two.

Still don’t know if your mushrooms are working?

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