{"id":605976723762,"title":"Ryze Mushroom Coffee Review: Best Coffee Alternative?","created_at":"2023-07-30T23:46:31-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Ryze Mushroom Coffee Review: Best Coffee Alternative?\",\n \"keywords\": \"ryze mushroom coffee, ryze mushroom coffee review, ryze mushroom coffee reviews, ryze mushroom coffee side effects, ryze mushroom coffee ingredients, ryze mushroom coffee amazon, ryze mushroom coffee benefits\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in Ryze mushroom coffee based on medical studies to give our take on whether it's likely to support physical and mental health or if it's a waste of money. 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The company suggests their product can support energy, focus, gut health and immunity.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut does Ryze contain research-backed ingredients for supporting mental and physical health, or are these just marketing claims? Does the brand use any questionable additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe the effects of Ryze? And what retailer sells Ryze coffee for the best price?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Ryze based on medical studies to give our take on whether the brand is likely to support optimal health, or if it’s a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll feature unsponsored customer reviews, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells Ryze for the best price.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also provide our thoughts on how Ryze compares to other adaptogenic coffee brands on the market, and which is the best.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" alt=\"Ryze mushroom blend ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ryze_Mushroom_Blend_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1690775042\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients in Ryze’s mushroom blend are shown above. All of the mushrooms used have research backing for supporting health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are a few examples:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eReishi mushroom\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown in a 2017 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5233449\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to support brain health and reduce neurodegeneration, but this was an animal study and not a human study.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eTurkey tail mushroom\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e may support immune function according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6889544\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall, we’re not convinced of the functional benefits of mushroom blends for any specific outcome, but these are nutritious whole food ingredients that have been used medicinally for thousands of years. We find this to be a safe and healthy blend.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhere Ryze stands apart is that its other ingredients are entirely clean:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" alt=\"Ryze other ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ryze_Other_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1690775058\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOrganic coffee\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e provides caffeine that’s likely to make this blend more nootropic than caffeine-free mushroom blends.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOrganic coconut milk\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eorganic MCT oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e are the flavoring and texture additives, and are nutritious whole foods. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThere are no unhealthy ingredients in this formulation, so we recommend Ryze Mushroom Coffee from a formulation perspective.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider Ryze more likely to have a nootropic (cognitive-enhancing) effect than brands like \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/mud-wtr-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMUD\\WTR\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e due to the caffeine from the coffee included.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real users rate and describe the effects of Ryze? We’ll feature unsponsored customer reviews in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Users Try Ryze\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “HunterTheHill” has an entertaining video reviewing Ryze where he explains why he’s not a fan of the taste:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/SyTEMDkpu0Q\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Lauren Vacula explains why she switched from regular coffee to Ryze mushroom coffee, and shares three Ryze coffee recipes:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/JC7Il-sLUj0\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes Ryze Cause Side Effects?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRyze mushroom coffee doesn’t appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, which makes it challenging to determine potential side effects. However, we can make an educated guess based on the ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEdible mushrooms have been consumed by humans for thousands of years, and the fact that Ryze uses whole plant ingredients rather than more potent extracts reduces the risk of side effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCoffee\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e can cause anxiety, heart palpitations and headaches according to a 2018 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/29474816\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, but we find this highly unlikely for Ryze coffee given that it only provides 48 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per serving, which is less than half of the dose in one standard coffee cup.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOverall, we do not consider Ryze likely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere is no mention of side effects caused by the product on Ryze’s website, and the brand actually suggests that their product may be a good fit for those who experience side effects from regular coffee.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Ryze for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRyze coffee is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: $93.99 (third-party seller, \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3PPxDVf\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$30\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (monthly subscription required, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ryzesuperfoods.com\/products\/mushroom-coffee\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEven though the brand’s website requires a subscription, they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, and it’s so much cheaper than at third-party retailers that this seems to be the best bet.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat are the Health Benefits of Functional Mushrooms?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube video from the “FreshCap Mushrooms” channel discusses some of the potential health benefits of functional mushrooms, including the types used in Ryze:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/Fq2dkopJ78M\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros and Cons of Ryze\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Ryze mushroom coffee in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAll whole food ingredients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHealthy formulation\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMore nutritious than regular coffee\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLess likely to cause side effects than regular coffee\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMushroom active ingredients may have functional benefits\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCons:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDoesn’t appear clinically tested\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome users complain about “mushroom” taste\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRyze is one of the better mushroom coffee brands we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health, primarily because it actually contains some coffee (which is more likely to have a stimulating and nootropic effect than mushrooms).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe 48 mg of caffeine per serving is still enough to improve mental acuity, while being low enough to prevent everyone except the most sensitive individuals from experiencing caffeine side effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe mushroom ingredients in Ryze are nutritious and likely to support overall health, but we haven’t come across any convincing medical evidence that these mushrooms at these doses have any specific functional benefit (nor does the brand cite any on their product page).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not consider Ryze likely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the time of publishing this article, the brand’s website has the best price on Ryze mushroom coffee by far.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-07-30T23:54:38-04:00","updated_at":"2023-09-24T11:08:55-04:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in Ryze mushroom coffee based on medical studies to give our take on whether it's likely to support physical and mental health or if it's a waste of money. 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Ryze Mushroom Coffee Review: Best Coffee Alternative?

Ryze Mushroom Coffee Review: Best Coffee Alternative?


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Ryze is a mushroom coffee brand that’s used for physical and mental health benefits. The company suggests their product can support energy, focus, gut health and immunity.

But does Ryze contain research-backed ingredients for supporting mental and physical health, or are these just marketing claims? Does the brand use any questionable additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe the effects of Ryze? And what retailer sells Ryze coffee for the best price?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Ryze based on medical studies to give our take on whether the brand is likely to support optimal health, or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll feature unsponsored customer reviews, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells Ryze for the best price.

We’ll also provide our thoughts on how Ryze compares to other adaptogenic coffee brands on the market, and which is the best.

Ingredient Analysis

Ryze mushroom blend ingredients

The ingredients in Ryze’s mushroom blend are shown above. All of the mushrooms used have research backing for supporting health.

Here are a few examples:

Reishi mushroom was shown in a 2017 clinical trial to support brain health and reduce neurodegeneration, but this was an animal study and not a human study.

Turkey tail mushroom may support immune function according to a clinical trial published in the BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies journal.

Overall, we’re not convinced of the functional benefits of mushroom blends for any specific outcome, but these are nutritious whole food ingredients that have been used medicinally for thousands of years. We find this to be a safe and healthy blend.

Where Ryze stands apart is that its other ingredients are entirely clean:

Ryze other ingredients

Organic coffee provides caffeine that’s likely to make this blend more nootropic than caffeine-free mushroom blends.

Organic coconut milk and organic MCT oil are the flavoring and texture additives, and are nutritious whole foods. There are no unhealthy ingredients in this formulation, so we recommend Ryze Mushroom Coffee from a formulation perspective.

We consider Ryze more likely to have a nootropic (cognitive-enhancing) effect than brands like MUD\WTR due to the caffeine from the coffee included.

But how do real users rate and describe the effects of Ryze? We’ll feature unsponsored customer reviews in the next section.

Real Users Try Ryze

A YouTube creator named “HunterTheHill” has an entertaining video reviewing Ryze where he explains why he’s not a fan of the taste:

A YouTube creator named Lauren Vacula explains why she switched from regular coffee to Ryze mushroom coffee, and shares three Ryze coffee recipes:

Does Ryze Cause Side Effects?

Ryze mushroom coffee doesn’t appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, which makes it challenging to determine potential side effects. However, we can make an educated guess based on the ingredients.

Edible mushrooms have been consumed by humans for thousands of years, and the fact that Ryze uses whole plant ingredients rather than more potent extracts reduces the risk of side effects.

Coffee can cause anxiety, heart palpitations and headaches according to a 2018 medical review, but we find this highly unlikely for Ryze coffee given that it only provides 48 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per serving, which is less than half of the dose in one standard coffee cup.

Overall, we do not consider Ryze likely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults.

There is no mention of side effects caused by the product on Ryze’s website, and the brand actually suggests that their product may be a good fit for those who experience side effects from regular coffee.

Where to Buy Ryze for the Best Price

Ryze coffee is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown at the time of publishing this article:

Amazon: $93.99 (third-party seller, link)

Brand website: $30 (monthly subscription required, link)

Even though the brand’s website requires a subscription, they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, and it’s so much cheaper than at third-party retailers that this seems to be the best bet.

What are the Health Benefits of Functional Mushrooms?

A YouTube video from the “FreshCap Mushrooms” channel discusses some of the potential health benefits of functional mushrooms, including the types used in Ryze:

Pros and Cons of Ryze

Here are the pros and cons of Ryze mushroom coffee in our opinion:

Pros:

  • All whole food ingredients
  • Healthy formulation
  • More nutritious than regular coffee
  • Less likely to cause side effects than regular coffee
  • Mushroom active ingredients may have functional benefits

Cons:

  • Doesn’t appear clinically tested
  • Some users complain about “mushroom” taste
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Conclusion

Ryze is one of the better mushroom coffee brands we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health, primarily because it actually contains some coffee (which is more likely to have a stimulating and nootropic effect than mushrooms).

The 48 mg of caffeine per serving is still enough to improve mental acuity, while being low enough to prevent everyone except the most sensitive individuals from experiencing caffeine side effects.

The mushroom ingredients in Ryze are nutritious and likely to support overall health, but we haven’t come across any convincing medical evidence that these mushrooms at these doses have any specific functional benefit (nor does the brand cite any on their product page).

We do not consider Ryze likely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults.

At the time of publishing this article, the brand’s website has the best price on Ryze mushroom coffee by far.