Nummies: Harnessing the Power of Adaptogenic Mushrooms

This post is sponsored by our friends at Nummies. All opinions are those of the author.

What comes to mind when you think about mushrooms? For me, I think of one of my favorite pizza toppings or sauteed vegetables. And a close second is the conversation surrounding microdosing and mental health. So I was really curious when I heard about Nummies and their mushroom supplement.

Image: Woman sampling a popular product

Stephanie’s Backstory

Five years ago, Stephanie Stripay developed allergies to gluten and dairy during her second pregnancy. Then, when her daughter exhibited the same allergies at birth, her whole world changed. She was now post-partum, in the throes of all the things that come with the newborn season, caring for a toddler, and also learning how to navigate life with food allergies and newly developed health issues. Feeling anxious and fatigued, she turned to a friend who steered her toward foods with natural ingredients and specifically recommended mushrooms.

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That recommendation set her on a journey of learning, researching, and experimenting with a variety of functional mushrooms. And something really interesting happened! As Stephanie began to incorporate the minerals and unique compounds that naturally occur in mushrooms through the use of tinctures and powders, she noticed a dramatic improvement in her health and well-being. Over the course of 30 days, she felt better. She slept better. And she found she was better able to cope with everyday stressors. I’m listening.

Adaptogenic Mushrooms

Aside from the white button, portabella, and shiitake mushrooms in the produce section at Publix, there are a lot of misconceptions about mushrooms. I mean, they’re a fungus, and many of them are poisonous and hallucinogenic. But many of them are also adaptogens–meaning they adapt to support and maintain balance in our bodies. This is especially true during times of stress. Used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, adaptogens have been found to improve sleep, aid in digestion, boost immunity, reduce stress, and improve exercise performance. They also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can be especially helpful for cancer recovery patients. Who knew?!

How Nummies Was Born

Image: Two bottles of supplements from Nummies: Mushrooms and Super Greens

Having personally experienced the many benefits of functional mushrooms, Stephanie could no longer keep what she’d learned to herself. But she also knew that it was difficult for most people–including herself–to keep up with various powders and tinctures. So she enlisted the help of her husband, who is a chef, and together they found a way to harness the power of adaptogenic mushrooms into a natural, good-tasting gummy. These all-natural supplements contain no added sugar, synthetics, or fillers. And, get this, Nummies Mushroom Gummies contain all of the benefits of 10 functional mushrooms, including maitake, shiitake, lion’s mane, reishi, cordyceps, chaga, turkey tail, white button, black fungus, and royal sun mushrooms. All of the ingredients are locally and responsibly sourced (Nummies is a local business based in Fort Lauderdale!), and made in the USA.

Nummies also offers Supergreen Vitamin Gummies which combine the benefits of functional mushrooms with over 25 adaptogenic superfoods and greens! This vitamin contains pre and pro-biotics to aid digestion and detoxification. Used together–Supergreen in the morning and Mushrooms in the afternoon–these unique functional vitamin supplements are designed to fuel both your body and brain in a convenient way. I’m sold!

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Experience Nummies For Yourself!

I was amazed by what I learned about adaptogenic and functional mushrooms, and can’t wait to try them for myself. But don’t just take my word for it! Use code MiamiCollective to receive 20% off and try them for 30 days to experience the Nummies difference for yourself. You can order them directly from their website, which is also a great resource for anyone wanting to learn more. And be sure to follow Nummies on IG and Facebook, too! 

Are you curious about functional mushrooms or adaptogens? What intrigues you most about them?