Nootrum review by latestfuels

Nootrum Review | Can Mushrooms Improve Your Focus?

Today’s Nootrum review is an in-depth look to a mushroom supplement that aims to provide your immune system a boost, while improving focus and energy.

The truth is that we live on a time where we are supposed to perform at our best continuously. We love to push ourselves to the extreme, socially, at work, and at sports. However, the struggle to keep up is real. In this struggle, supplements that help us push our boundaries (green powders, protein powders, nootropics) are flourishing. Finding the right supplement is no easy task.

I, myself, have tried dozens of top-rated nootropics, green powders, mushroom coffees, and many other immune, cognitive, energy boosters. What I found out, is that what they promise is not often what they provide.

That said, I have been diving more and more to natural supplements with hundreds of years of backing in medicinal experience, and now also backed by scientific evidence.

This is where mushroom supplements like Nootrum fall. Nootrum seeks to provide you with an overall health boost, as well as a cognitive boostt. It seeks to accomplish this via the use of a blend of medicinal mushrooms, specifically cordyceps, reishi, shiitake, maitake, himematsutake, and turkey tails.

So what are these mushrooms exactly? What’s their role? And ultimately, how effective are they at helping you? Let’s find out in this Nootrum review.

Nootrom Logo

Key Takeaways

  • Nootrum is supplement created from functional mushrooms
  • The focus is immune system boosting and improving focus
  • It can be purchased as a powder that I tested, or as capsules
  • In a two-week test, I enjoyed better sleep, and more intent focus

Nootrum Review at a Glance

Nootrum Tub


  • Organic
  • Mixed easily. Mild taste
  • Pills or powder
  • Decent multi-month discounts


  • Pricey when not on sale
  • A must to mix with something tastier
  • Are doses enough to be effective?
  • Would prefer more specific ingredient dosages

Explaining the Ingredients & Science

Here I will outline the ingredients and what their potential benefits and side effects are.

The first red flag in Nootrum is that it does not have a fully transparent label, something we strongly advocate for in Latestfuels. However, some of the ingredients are transparent, and the doses seem to be appropriate as discussed below.

Nootrum Supplement label
IngredientPotential BenefitsPotential Side Effects
CordycepsMay improve oxygen use, increase antioxidants, slow tumor growth, help regulate blood sugarNo known side effects
ReishiCan increase white blood cells count, anti-cancer properties, reduction fatigue/anxietyNausea/insomnia for some
Himematsutake Anti-cancer properties, aids weight loss, improves metabolismLow cases of stomach discomfort.
ShiitakeRich in vitamin B & copper, immune boost, may aid in heart healthVery rare cases of skin rash
MaitakeLowering cholesterol, preventing/treating cancer, positive effect on glucose, immune functionCan be dfficult to digest for older people
Turkey TailsPromotes immune response, packed with antioxidantsInterations with diabetes meds
Acerola Cherry ExtractHigh in vitamin C, prevents cold/fluTaking too much can upset stomach

Mushroom Blend 1.5g

Contains: Mushroom Mycelial Fermented Blend [Organic Cordyceps (Cordiceps militaris), Organic Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), Organic Himematsutake (Royal Sun Agaricus) (Agaricus blazei), Organic Shiitake (Letinula edodes), Organic Maitake (Grifola frondosa), Organic Turkey Tails (Trametes versicolor)].


Cordyceps militaris is a mushroom known for its potent immune support properties. Scientific studies in mice have demonstrated its ability to enhance the activity of immune cells and even have antioxidant properties.

In addition to its immune-boosting capabilities, Cordyceps militaris is recognized for its positive impact on energy and endurance levels. In a study published in 2013, they found out that Cordyceps might help improve your performance in altitude by restricting the effects of hypoxia.

Similarly, other studies have shown that cordyceps can help you with high intensity exercise, thus the benefits of this mushroom in your performance can’t be disregarded.

Recommended dose: 1-3g

Is there enough in Nootrum?: In the low end.

Ganoderma lucidum (Organic Reishi):

Ganoderma lucidum, commonly known as Reishi, is mostly known for its adaptogenic properties, and helping individuals dealing with stress.

Besides the well-known anti-stressor properties, Reishi is has been shown to have immunomodulatory effects. Studies have found promising results as an anticancer food due to its anti-proliferative, anti-metastatic, and pro-apoptotic effects.

Furthermore, Reishi has long been used in traditional medicine to promote health and longevity.

Recommended dose: 1-2.5g

Is there enough in Nootrum?: In the low end.

Royal Sun Agaricus (Agaricus blazei) – Himematsutake

Royal Sun Agaricus, scientifically known as Agaricus blazei or Himematsutake, has been demonstrated to have immunomodulatory effects, effectively stimulating the activity of specific immune cells to enhance the body’s defense mechanisms.

Furthermore, Royal Sun Agaricus possesses anti-tumor properties via the inhibition of NFkF activity.

Recommended dose: 0.5-2g

Is there enough in Nootrum?: In the low end.

Letinula edodes (Organic Shiitake):

Shiitake is high in beta-glucans, which are known for their immune-enhancing properties (read below).

Moreover, Shiitake exhibits promising antiviral properties, and are also a great source of B vitamins, which have key roles in energy and cognitive activities.

Recommended dose: 1g

Is there enough in Nootrum?: No.

A Bit About Polysaccharides & Beta Glucan

Edible mushroom polysaccharides (EMPs) are bioactive fibers derived from mushrooms that possess a range of beneficial properties, including anti-tumor, antioxidant, antiviral, hypoglycemic, and immunomodulatory effects. If you notice in the chart above, every included mushroom has research that suggests that these ingredients can be extremely beneficial for your immune system.

Beta glucan is a type of soluble fiber found naturally in a variety of food sources, such as oats, barley, and rye. It’s associated with numerous health benefits, including lower cholesterol levels and improved immune health. As beta glucan moves slowly through your digestive tract, it can help stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol absorption to support heart health.

Studies have found that beta-glucans can help you regulate insulin levels, and prevent hypertension, insulin resistance and obesity.

Total beta glucan in Nootrum is listed at 140mg, but there is currently not an agreed upon daily requirement, though dosages of 2-4g can be found in oats or barley.

Nootrum Benefits Assessed

As discussed in the ingredient section, the proprietary formula makes it hard to assess it’s efficiency. However, it is true that it contains ingredients that could help you with:

  • Boosting your immune system
  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Increasing energy levels
  • Improving focus

That said, the Nootrum Mushroom formula is a little bit more dilated than what we would like. Most ingredients are in rather low doses, although still more than what many competitors offer, and advance users might benefit from double dosing.

In fact, advance users might rather take individual mushrooms that Nootrum provides rather than the blend.

On the other hands, beginners will feel more energized and focus almost immediately. The long term inmunomodulatory effects will be harder to feel in the short term.

Benefits I Felt After Using Nootrum for 12 Days

I discuss my experience with greater detail below, but I definitely felt some benefits from taking Nootrum. Most noticeably, I was able to sleep better (which is not in theory one of its claims) and my focus was much improved.

Taste & Test Results

Being the kind of supplement this is, I acknowledge that the product will likely need to be taken much longer than the two weeks I used it and I did have a few findings, but first lets talk about how I took it and the taste.

The first couple of days, I started by just mixing it with water and drinking it straight. It pretty much tastes like the tree these shrooms were picked from, so I knew I had to do something else.

For the latter 12 days, I opted to combine it with my morning green drink, which was much better. The fruity flavor of that did will masking the super earthy taste of Nootrum.

Nootrum in water
Nootrum mushroom powder
Nootrum test

So, what were the results of this test? Well, I have no way to test immunity, I’ve been fortunate enough not to be sick in recent times, but here are the two major and noticeable effects of my personal test:

Better Sleep

Not sure why, but I’ve been routinely getting north of 7 hours per night, when usually I struggle to get six. I seemed to fall asleep faster, and rest better throughout the night too.

More Focused

If and only if, I had something that really required my undivided attention, it seemed as if I was more locked in after drinking Nootrum, which was only a couple of times. But that’s a notable improvement considering how scatterbrained I can be.

Price & Shipping

Right now, you can order Nootrum Mushroom Powder from their website, for a sale price of $38, $1.27/serving. The regular price is $50. This is for 30 servings.

Shipping is free for domestic shipping in the US. International shipping is offered to many countries around the world including the EU, Canada, Southeast Asia, Australia, Middle East and more. The cost for international shipping will vary, and you’ll be responsible for any additional costs.

Is Nootrum Mushrooms Worth It?

Ultimately, if you are a beginner you will definitely feel the benefits of the Nootrum Mushroom blend. When it comes to price, it’s actually pretty competitive and cheaper than worse products. It’s an affordable alternative to premium nootropics like Qualia, too.

The Nootrum Line

I initially thought this was a one-off product, but this buy one item in a complete product line all predicated around getting these immune boosters in your system.

Nootrum Lion's mane

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Capsules

Lion’s Mane Mushroom, is a species of mushroom that has been well-studied for its medical use in countries such as China, India, Japan, and Korea. 

60 Capsules – 1000mg – $33

Nootrum Chaga Mushrooms

Chaga Mushroom Capsules

Chaga Mushroom Capsules are loaded with essential nutrients for optimized body functioning. The most notable of these nutrients are phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are plant-based molecules that stimulate the immunological and hormonal systems and play an essential part in maintaining the balance of our bodies.

60 Capsules – 1000mg – $33

Nootrum Reishi Mushroom

Reishi Mushroom Capsules

Within Reishi mushrooms, there are numerous beneficial molecules such as peptidoglycans, triterpenoids, and polysaccharides. Through these molecules, Reishi is known to strengthen the immune system and reduce symptoms of chronic stress. As a result, Reishi is the top-selling adaptogenic mushroom in the world.

60 Capsules – 1000mg – $33

Nootrum Coffee

Mushroom Coffee Fusion – Lion’s Mane & Chaga

Chaga and Lions Mane mushrooms are loaded with essential nutrients to boost immunity and brain function. And we’ve extracted all the most effective phytocompounds to create a more potent mushroom coffee than anyone else. Without making your morning cup of Joe taste too shroomy!

4oz – 11 servings – $30

Nootrum Mushroom gummies

Mushroom Gummies

Our super tasty gummies contain a blend of Amanita, Cordyceps, Ginger and L-Theanine is perfect for stress reduction and boosting brain performance. 

Nootrum mushrooms blend


If you prefer a pill over the powder, this is the same as the Nootrum Mushrooms Powder.

1 Month Supply – $59


Are Nootrum mushrooms safe to consume?

Yes. Nootrum mushrooms aren’t toxic, and there are no reports of side effects from customers. You get a pure, clean supplement from an FDA-approved manufacturing facility operating under cGMP guidelines. All mushrooms are tested for purity and efficacy by third parties.

Who can benefit from using Nootrum Mushrooms?

Nootrum mushrooms are ideal for those who could benefit from a stronger immune system, or need to improve their memory skills. The cognitive enhancing effect of the mushroom blend stimulates the mind and improves memory formation and recall. Also, with all of the antioxidants and cancer fighting properties, those who can least afford to get sick will benefit

How do Nootrum Mushrooms compare to products from other brands?

Nootrum Mushrooms feature a combination of top-quality organic mushrooms harvested and prepared for optimal bioavailability and absorption. You could spend over $200 on other mushroom product brands, and you won’t get the same comprehensive blend as you do with Nootrum.

Nootrum Review by Johnny at latestfuels

Verdict – Nootrum Mushroom Powder, Unexpected Positive Results

Well two weeks have come and gone, and I’ve concluded this review.

While you likely have to take this continually for an extended amount of time to reap the benefits, it has some interesting, yet unexpected, fringe benefits like better sleep for me. The improved focus was advertised, and may actually be a thing.

Don’t try to drink it solo, though I’m idiot and don’t think that was right to begin with, it does mix well with other drinks and largely undetectable. This makes it pretty easy to try and able to be incorporated in a variety of ways. And if you don’t want to take chance, just get the pills.

Lastly, try to catch the sales so it won’t leave a hole in your wallet. Not saying its too expensive, but the sales are decent and can save you money, especially on the monthly bundles.

Bottom Line – Nootrum seems to be a low risk proposition, that will really do well for those looking for a focus and immune boost.

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