Lion's Mane was added to support mental performance. A newly-hyped nootropic in Western Cultures, Lion's Mane has been a part of Chinese and Japanese medicine for centuries. It's our vision to create a drinkable ritual that addresses mind, body, and soul - Lion's Mane is here for your mind.
Chaga is a mushroom that grows on birch trees. Eastern Cultures have been drinking chaga for centuries for its overall benefits and soothing properties.
Reishi was added to support a healthy immune system and to promote natural energy. This mushroom has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2000 years and is commonly called the “king of mushrooms” for its adaptogenic qualities. It has many polysaccharides and beta-glucans that are known to help support healthy immune function.
Cordyceps was chosen for its physical performance benefits. Originally used by high altitude Tibetan herdsman, Cordyceps is now used by many to support energy, stamina and athletic performance. When dreaming up our ideal elixir our physical performance was a major focus - Cordyceps is here to stay.
Cacao is Mud's most abundant ingredient both for its flavor and effect. Cacao was worshiped by the Mayans, fueled the daily diet of the Aztecs, and has been labeled the "food of the gods" by many subsequent cultures. It makes sense, because it tastes as good as it makes you feel.
Our founder lived in India for some time and fell in love with the tradition and benefits of Masala Chai. Chai is a blend of ingredients like naturally brewed and flash-dried black tea powder and 100% Certified Organic powdered spices: ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves. With just enough caffeine to induce alertness, numerous benefits, and a complex flavor profile that rivals coffee - chai is what gives mud it's soul.
Turmeric is one of the most lauded compounds on the planet. Used in foods and drinks across the globe throughout history for its color, flavor, and benefits on the body and mind - it was an obvious addition to mud. Curcumin is an antioxidant flavonoid in turmeric that supports a healthy immune system. Yep, we’ll take it.
Cinnamon is a spice that has been used medicinally for thousands of years… Something you’ll hear often around here. Primarily cinnamon was added for taste, but nothing in Mud is added for taste alone. Cinnamon contains phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and antioxidants that make it one of the most beneficial spices on the planet. Mud doesn’t have any sweeteners and cinnamon helps you fight off sugar cravings to keep you making better food choices throughout the day.
WTF? Salt? Yeah, salt. One of the most important things we do when we wake up is rehydrate. Salt supports hydration, contains minerals that the body needs, and plays a supporting role in making mud taste amazing. We put a pinch in each serving to give you the benefits in the most subtle way possible.