Yesterday we talked about Four Sigmatic, a mushroom-infused coffee. MUD\WTR is a little different… with 1/7th the caffeine of coffee, mud gives you natural energy, focus and more without the jitters and crash. Spoiler alert: it is also delicous! The ingredients are simple:
- Masala Chai
- Sea Salt
- Lions Mane
That is all! These simple ingredients can upgrade your morning routine. Can less caffeine and more mushrooms can change your life? Try it and see!
What does MUD\WTR taste like?
There are different ways to prepare MUD\WTR that effect the flavor. It is recommended to stir one tablespoon of the powder into three tablespoons of hot water. Then you can add a cup of steamed oat milk (or the milk of your preference) with a tablespoon of coconut oil and a teaspoon of honey or agave. Of course, you can also drink it black with a tablespoon of powder in eight ounces of water. Just like everyone likes their coffee a little different, there are many ways to drink MUD\WTR.
MUD\WTR doesn’t taste like mud, but it doesn’t taste like your regular coffee either. It only has about 14mg of caffeine per cup vs 95mg in the average cup of coffee. On it’s own, MUD\WTR is filled with spices and there are many unique layers of flavors. You can’t really taste any mushrooms but it is definitely earthy when you drink it black. It isn’t as bitter as you’d expect the mix of flavors to taste. If you don’t use a mesh strainer, you may end up with some powder remnants at the bottom of your cup. If you add all the extras like milk, sweetener, etc. you can make MUD\WTR taste exactly like a latte.
My MUD\WTR Preference
Personally, I only add some almond milk and to me it tastes like a not too sweet hot chocolate. It is my second day drinking it and I love it. I might try it black soon because I prefer to skip all the calories from milk, but it reminds me of the chocolate mint masala I used to enjoy at my favorite tea house in Prague, Czech Republic. I can 100% see myself drinking mud instead of coffee on a regular basis. Since I’m a picky coffee drinker, I find myself getting frustrated with sub par coffee. But MUD\WTR always tastes good!
What does MUD\WTR feel like?
Taste is important, but people aren’t throwing trading in their coffees for MUD\WTR because of flavor. While it takes a few days to grow accustomed to switching up your coffee for MUD\WTR, you can feel the changes right away. Your regular averagely caffeinated coffee will stimulate your nervous system. When it reaches your brain, the most noticeable effect is alertness. You’ll feel more awake and less tired, so it’s a common ingredient in medications to treat or manage drowsiness, headaches, and migraines. It also stimulates your intestines and many people, including myself, will have the urge to use the bathroom immediately after drinking or even smelling coffee.
MUD\WTR is a little different… it will also make you alert but without any of the unwanted side effects. No jitters, no running to the bathroom clutching your butt cheeks shut and you may even sleep better afterwards. Here are some of the health benefits of the ingredients used:
Cacao – MUD\WTR Ingredient
Cocao is a super food that is one of the highest sources of magnesium in nature. It is full of antioxidants, calcium, zinc, copper and selenium. Cacao contains more antioxidants per gram than blueberries, goji berries, red wine, raisins, prunes and even pomegranates.
- Antioxidant properties and minerals.
- Can help prevent cancer.
- Helps treat diabetes.
- Cocoa lowers blood pressure.
- Effect of cocoa on cholesterol.
- Enhances cardiovascular health.
- Relief from cough.
- Boosts energy.
Chai tea is a fragrant, spicy tea that may help boost heart health, reduce blood sugar levels, aid digestion and help with weight loss. Although most of these health benefits are backed by science, it’s worth noting that they are generally linked to the ingredients used in chai tea rather than chai tea itself.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Boosts immunity.
- Aids digestion.
- Contains antioxidants.
- Prevents cancer.
- Increases your energy levels.
Turmeric – MUD\WTR Ingredient
Turmeric and especially its most active compound curcumin have many scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.
- Contains bioactive compounds.
- Natural anti-inflammatory compound.
- Increases the antioxidant capacity.
- Boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factor.
- Lower your risk of heart disease.
- Preventing and treating Alzheimer’s.
- Relieves arthritis.
- Incredible benefits against depression.
- May help delay aging.
Sea salt is mostly composed of sodium chloride, a compound that helps regulate fluid balance and blood pressure in the body. Since it’s minimally processed, it contains some minerals, including potassium, iron, and calcium.
- Keeps you hydrated.
- Reduces fluid retention.
- A great source of minerals.
- Balances electrolytes.
- Prevents muscle cramps.
- Great for skin health.
- Improves digestion.
- Nourishes the adrenal glands.
- Regulates blood pressure.
Cinnamon – MUD\WTR Ingredient
Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the branches of trees of the Cinnamomum family. It is native to the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia. People have used cinnamon since 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt, where they regarded it highly. In medieval times, doctors used it to treat conditions such as coughing, arthritis, and sore throats.
- High powerful medicinal properties.
- Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants.
- Anti-inflammatory properties.
- May cut the risk of heart disease.
- Lowers blood sugar levels.
- Cinnamon may have beneficial effects. May protect against cancer.
- Fights bacterial and fungal infections
- Cinnamon may help fight the HIV virus.
Chaga is believed to fight inflammation, lower blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, alleviate arthritis, and even prevent or slow the progression of cancer. On top of that, chaga is rich in fiber and essential nutrients, including vitamin D, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and calcium.
- Nutrient-dense super food.
- Slowing the aging process.
- Lowering cholesterol.
- Preventing and fighting cancer.
- Lowering blood pressure.
- Supporting the immune system.
- Fighting inflammation.
- Lowering blood sugar.
Cordyceps is a genus of ascomycete fungi that includes about 600 species. Most Cordyceps species are endoparasitoids, parasitic mainly on insects and other arthropods; a few are parasitic on other fungi. Despite popular belief, consuming these will NOT turn you into a zombie.
- May boost exercise performance.
- Anti-aging properties.
- Potential anti-tumor effects.
- May help manage type 2 diabetes.
- Possible benefits for heart health.
- May help fight inflammation.
Eastern medicine makes use of many different plants and fungi. Interestingly, the reishi mushroom is particularly popular. It has a variety of potential health benefits, including boosting the immune system and fighting cancer.
- Boost the immune system.
- Anti-cancer properties.
- Could fight fatigue and depression.
- Heart health.
- Blood sugar control.
- Antioxidant status.
It is possible that lion’s mane mushrooms might boost cognitive function, but the existing research is mainly on animals. In one study, lion’s mane dietary supplements appeared to give mice better object recognition and recognition memory.
- Could protect against dementia.
- Helps relieve mild symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- May speed recovery from nervous system injuries.
- Protects against ulcers.
- Reduces heart disease risk.
- Helps manage diabetes symptoms.
- May help fight cancer.
- Reduces inflammation and oxidative Stress.
More About MUD\WTR
MUD\WTR is full of amazing ingredients and tastes great. You can buy 30 servings of mud along with a free sample of our creamer and a free electronic frother for $40. Sign up for a subscription to save money and make sure you never run out of MUD!
MUD\WTR can change your life starting with your morning routine. Grab yourself a set and see the health benefits for yourself. Have you already tried MUD\WTR and have tips on how to prepare it best? Let us know in the comment section below! We’re always on the look out for more great products to review. Leave a comment with your favorite product and we’ll give it a try!