Host Defense Mushrooms MycoBrew Cocoa (10 pk)


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With 800 mg of Lion’s Mane per serving, Host Defense Mushrooms MycoBrew Cocoa sharpens the mind with every sip of chocolatey goodness. This mushroom hot chocolate is the perfect way to relax each night, and studies have linked improved focus to consuming Lion’s Mane. Sit back, relax, and improve the mind with chocolate.

The Host Defense company was founded by mushroom expert Paul Stamets. Paul Stamets is a renowned mycologist and scientist who has dedicated his life to the research of medicinal fungi and mycoremediation. You can learn more about the amazing work of Paul Stamets here.

Host Defense combined dried Lion’s Mane mushroom mycelium powder and organic fair trade cocoa to create a truly enjoyable mushroom hot chocolate. Their drying process ensures the retention of naturally occurring nutrients, nootropics, and polysaccharides. The result is a nutrient-rich cocoa powder that can be added to hot water or hot milk.

Each box contains ten one-half ounce packets of pure Lion’s Mane mycelium/fermented brown rice biomass extract and organic fair trade cocoa. Host Defense mushrooms are sustainably cultivated, certified organic, and U.S.-grown mushrooms from the forest, to the farm, to the customer. All products are third-party lab tested, gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and non-GMO.

Many mushroom enthusiasts report an enjoyable hot chocolate taste with little to no mushroom flavor. They also say they felt enhanced cognitive functions shortly after enjoying a cup. Others say that the full effect only happens after two to three weeks of daily use. Other benefits of Lion’s Mane may include:

  • Reduced anxiety
  • Lower stress
  • Depression relief
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Enhanced immune system
Learn more…

What are Lion’s Mane Mushrooms?
Lion’s Mane mushrooms prefer to grow on hardwood trees in temperate forests throughout the Northern Hemisphere. They have a distinct look with a white fruiting body and fronds sticking out and hanging down all over. Many say it looks like the mane of a lion. After being harvested, they are dried, and turned into a powder or tincture.

Lion’s Mane mushrooms have been used to help the liver, spleen, lung, heart, and kidney in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The use of this mushroom goes back 2000 years. It is said that Buddhist monks created some of the first teas that used this mushroom.

What are Some Lion’s Mane Mushroom Benefits?
Strong promise in improving cognitive abilities has been the results from many clinical studies. Below are a few of the other benefits of Lion’s Mane mushrooms.

  • Neuroprotection and Neuron Growth: One study showed that Lion’s Mane slows mental decline by regrowing neurons in the brain.
  • Depression and Anxiety Relief: Researchers have established that anxiety and depression are caused by a reduction in the function of the hippocampus. Studies have shown that Lion’s Mane may improve the function of the hippocampus.

Are There Lion’s Mane Mushroom Side Effects?
Drinking two cups of mushroom hot chocolate throughout the day is considered a safe limit. If that amount is too much for someone, or more than that is consumed, side effects could include stomach discomfort, nausea, and a skin rash.

What is Lion’s Mane Mushroom Hot Chocolate?
This delicious drink is the direct result of Lion’s Mane mushrooms being dried, ground, and combined with organic fair trade cocoa. It can be added to hot water or hot milk. If a cold beverage is preferred, mix the powder with hot liquid and then add ice.

Where Do You Buy Lion’s Mane Mushrooms?
ShroomBuddy has a large collection of Lion’s Mane products. Our collection includes beverages, tinctures, capsules, and gummies. Some of these products are pure Lion’s Mane while others are a mixture of Maitake, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail, and other mushrooms. Be sure to check out the entire ShroomBuddy line of mushrooms.


Directions for use:
Add one drink packet to 6 ounces of hot liquid – try water, milk, or milk substitute – and stir to blend.  For a refreshing alternative, dissolve in a hot liquid, then stir, shake, or blend with ice!

Cocoa, coconut sugar, Lion’s Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) mycelium/fermented brown rice biomass, sea salt.

Nutrition Facts:
Serving size – 1 packet (15 g)
Servings per container – 10

Amount per serving:
Calories – 14
Total Fat – 1 g
Sat. Fat – 0 g
Trans Fat – 0 g
Cholesterol – 0 mg
Sodium – 35 mg
Total Carb. – 11 g
Fiber – 3 g
Total Sugars – 6 g
Protein – 2 g
Calcium – 34 mg
Iron – 3 mg
Potassium – 109 mg

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