If you haven't heard the word, our NEW Vital Proteins® x Poosh Matcha Latte Collagen Vibes™ supplement has arrived! And it's here to help you wake up and thrive thanks to an energizing blend of ingredients, including collagen, L-theanine, chaga mushroom, B vitamins and vitamin D.
Now before we get too ahead of ourselves, let's pull back the curtain on this antioxidant-rich drink and focus in on one of these inclusions specifically — chaga mushrooms. Below, we'll deep dive into what they are, how to use them and other pressing questions. Scroll on for the scoop.
What is chaga mushroom powder?
First things first, chaga mushrooms are a type of fungus that contain a variety of bioactive compounds with significant antioxidant and immune-supporting properties.** In the case of our Matcha Latte Collagen Vibes™ supplement, they are included as ingredient in powdered form.
Does chaga mushroom powder give you energy?
While the chaga mushroom powder itself doesn't provide energy, you'll still find 50mg of caffeine per serving in our Matcha Latte Collagen Vibes™ supplement thanks to the addition of matcha powder (more on matcha here!). For reference, this is equivalent to approximately half a cup of coffee, making it perfect for whenever you need a pick-me-up!
Does boiling chaga mushroom powder ruin it?
Of course, when it comes to whipping up a comforting beverage, it's important to consider whether boiling water will affect the integrity of the drink. The answer to this largely depends on the type of chaga mushroom powder you’re using. Typical guidance is that chaga extract and chaga tea can be brewed using boiling water, while raw chaga should not.
That said, looking to chaga mushroom powder specifically in our Matcha Latte Collagen Vibes™ supplement, our recommendation is to combine 2 scoops with 8 fl oz of hot water — or your favorite hot, non-dairy milk — and mix it thoroughly for your best sipping experience.
What Vital Proteins products contain chaga mushroom powder?
When it comes to Vital Proteins products with chaga mushroom powder in them, look to Matcha Latte Collagen Vibes™ supplement. The matcha-based, antioxidant-rich collagen beverage is ideal for those looking for a boost of clarity and focus thanks to functional ingredients collagen, chaga mushrooms and L-theanine.**
Give it a taste for yourself and get ready to sip into focus.**