Why Mushrooms Are the Best Food for Travel

Anna Ulmer
January 16, 2024

Traveling takes a toll on our bodies. We are not designed to fly thousands of miles sitting in a small chair on a cramped metal tube, 30,000 feet in the air.

As efficient and incredible as this travel technology is, it’s not natural and our immune system often pays the price. It’s not uncommon to feel less than our best during and after traveling.

This can be difficult to combat or prevent when traveling without access to healthy foods and trying to pack light.

So how do you do it?

Enter superfood mushrooms

Superfood mushrooms are a powerful travel and everyday health hack. 

They are super easy to pack, use on the go, and highly effective at fighting off illness...which is the ultimate combination to keep you armed and ready for adventure!

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These are not the regular fungi you see in the produce section. Nor are they the magic mushrooms that can provide an entirely different 'travel' experience.

These are powerful superfoods that have been used for thousands of years in holistic medicines and among indigenous cultures.

They are becoming increasingly popular compared to standard medications since they have a multitude of health benefits without any side effects. Better yet, they are non-toxic and improvements can be seen and felt almost immediately.

In fact, most people notice a quick improvement in their energy levels, mental capabilities, and moods shortly after consuming them.

Mushrooms are among the world’s most studied superfoods. 40% of Western medicine utilizes mushrooms because of their important clinical implications.

Superfood mushrooms are adaptogens, meaning they help our bodies deal with the negative side effects of stress. This is particularly useful for travel when our bodies endure the stress of flying, time zone changes, & new environments.

Superfood mushrooms are known to decrease inflammation, decrease fatigue, boost energy levels, strengthen the immune system, and even fight off more serious diseases like cancer and heart disease.

The best part: they are easy to take anywhere, add to any food or water, and you need only a tiny amount to get lasting benefits.

There are many different superfood mushrooms to choose from and each has its own unique benefits.

Here are the top 3 for travel.

1. Reishi        


The "King" of mushrooms, reishi is a medicinal mushroom that has been used for thousands of years for its powerful anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant properties. 

It has long been tied to longevity and mental clarity and is one of the most effective mushrooms for boosting and modulating the immune system.  

Reishi mushrooms can also help restore hormonal balance, bring the body back to homeostasis, and regulate activity of the immune system. This is espically important during travel since flying and being in new environments can disrupt all of these things.

Additionally, reishi mushrooms fight tumors and cancerous cells. Does it get much better than that?

2. Chaga


Chaga is a dark fungi that typically grows on birch trees in cold northern climates. 

It is gaining popularity among health gurus for its many healing and preventive properties.

Chaga is an immune booster and has the ability to reduce inflammation, cleanse the blood and protect the liver. 

It also supports normalizing blood pressure and cholesterol levels and been shown to protect DNA from damage!

Chaga is a powerful antioxidant that supports our overall wellbeing and can aid in the protection of more serious diseases.

3. Lion’s Mane


A beautiful and strange looking fungi that has been used for hundreds of years as a health treatment. It is indigenous to China and Japan, as well as North America and Europe.

Lion’s mane is also a powerful immune boosting fungi. It helps to regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It has also been traditionally used for stomach problems.

However, one of its most well-known specialties is its ability to support the brain and nervous system. It has confirmed neuro-protective capacities which support cognitive function, memory, and nerve repair.

It may be the single best way to naturally combat “brain fog” after long days of travel.

How to use mushrooms for travel

Interestingly, most people don’t use or know about these safe and powerful adaptogens but they are all suitable to any diet, are non-toxic, completely natural, and have virtually no side effects.

Even small amounts of these super fungi can lead to significant health benefits. 

Superfood mushrooms are best taken in tea, tincture, or powder form...which is perfect for travel.

Four Sigmatic Foods offers instant organic superfood mushroom packs that are perfect for travel and adventuring. You can add it to water, coffee, or smoothies.

Can’t decide which super fungi to choose or want to pack a serious immunity boosting punch while traveling? Get them all at once with this powerful blend of mushroom immunity from the high-quality folks at Longevity Power.

It comes in powder form in a glass bottle. Remove some, place in a plastic Ziploc bag and you will be ready for an adventure.

Happy shrooming and travel onward in health 🛫  🌎

Anna Ulmer
Anna is a licensed Occupational Therapist, Mindfulness Educator, Yoga Teacher, & Holistic Health Enthusiast. She co-runs a Holistic Education Center in Costa Rica, Life Project Education, & is passionate about adventure, dancing awkwardly, & eating chocolate.


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