Medicinal Mushrooms

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“When we founded Four Sigmatic, our first goal was to find the smallest thing people could add to their current diet to produce the biggest positive impact on their health. For us, the answer was obvious: medicinal mushrooms.”

— Four Sigmatic Founders

I have a found a new fun hippie dippie brand that I love. Four Sigmatic. A company that specializes in superfoods, medicinal mushrooms, and adaptogenic herbs. Mushrooms are something that indigneous cultures have been using for thousands of years and it's part of our ancient survival wisdom. I truly believe mushrooms are great for healing and we could all benefit from adding them to our diet!

"Mushroom Mission: Four Sigmatic is
on a mission to popularizing mushroom consumption.
Beyond the Portobello, an entire kingdom of
mushrooms exists, many with amazing health benefits
for immunity, energy, and longevity that have been
studied for centuries. At Four Sigmatic, we believe in
the real magic of functional mushrooms like Reishi,
Chaga, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane, as well as other
superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero,
and schisandra to help us live healthier, more
enhanced lives."

Medicinal mushrooms aren't the same as the culinary kind. Shitake, portobello, and mitake are the cute little mushrooms- they are packed with phytonutrients, which are important in our diet. Unlike the edible kind, medicinal mushrooms don't grow on the ground- they grow near or on trees. Both medicinal and edible mushrooms are considered useful as alternatives to medicine for treating related disease. Mushrooms are the world’s most scientifically studied superfoods. They provide essential nutrients, they keep your brain healthy, they lower stress levels, they promote gut health, they support healthy skin, they have anti-aging effects, and they balance and restore your immune system. 

According to the team at Four Sigmatic, although more research is needed, many hospitals and cancer organizations recommend the use of medicinal mushrooms as an complimentary or alternative treatment. For every Four Sigmatic mushroom box sold, a portion of the proceeds are put toward providing free mushroom Contribution Kits for cancer patients. Four Sigmatic has partnered up with Boarding 4 Breast Cancer (B4BC), a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation focused on breast cancer prevention to distribute these kits which include more than $1,500 worth of mushrooms for patients. Four Sigmatic also donates Contribution Kits to non-breast cancer patients and survivors. 

If we really want to feel the effects of Medicinal Mushrooms however, it is time to become familiar with the unfamiliar, namely: Chaga, Cordyceps, Reishi and Lions Mane.

Easy to use: Just add the packet to hot water, a smoothie or recipe of your choice!

CORDYCEPS: Performance

 If you’re looking for a boost of energy without the coffee comedown, this is it! These mushrooms can help improve respiratory health and oxygen uptake, improve hearth health, and have a ‘detoxing’ effect. Cordyceps can also prevent some types of cancer, whilst giving the body a boost of energy and is often beneficial for those who take part in strength training.

WHY: Energy & Performance.
Cordyceps is an adaptogen, not a
stimulant, so it helps you produce
and maintain steady energy levels.
Coffee can give you an energy
spike, followed by a crash;
cordyceps, on the other hand,
helps your body produce its own
energy.
WHEN: Drink before sports or
while being active to
support energy.

REISHI: Anti-stress

Again, like so many others, this mushroom has powerful anti-cancer properties,
can improve liver function and detoxification, and aids in relieving allergies and asthma. Reishi mushrooms are amazing adaptogens for the hormonal system, and they’re useful for helping with stress and anxiety. Traditionally, Chinese and Japanese herbalists have used Reishi mushrooms to treat insomnia, so this is the mushroom to take before bed.

WHY: Stress & Sleep. If you have
occasional stress and difficulty
sleeping, Reishi mushroom can help
you relax and get a good night’s
sleep.
WHEN: Drink two hours before
going to bed or during a time you're feeling stressed.
 

CHAGA: Wellbeing

Chaga is an immune-boosting superfood. Particularly good for boosting the immune system, Chaga mushrooms contain Polysaccharides, which provide energy, and help improve and maintain cardiovascular, intestine and liver health. They’re very high in antioxidants – even more than green tea! Chaga mushrooms aid in adopting to physical stress and help balance the nervous system. 

WHY: Antioxidant Properties.
Chaga mushroom can help
support immune functions. It is
called the king of mushrooms.
You’ll find them growing naturally
in the wild and it has antioxidant
properties.
WHEN: Drink in the morning and
during flu season to kick off your
day right and to support immune
functions.
 

LIONS MANE: Brain

The only mushroom containing two nerve-growth factors, showing potential benefits for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Lion’s Mane has been dubbed the ‘Smart Mushroom’, as it’s been seen to support memory, concentration, attention, and creativity.

WHY: Brain Function & Nervous System.
Lion’s Mane is an all-natural
cognitive enhancer. It has been
shown to support memory and
concentration.
WHEN: Drink when studying,
reading or writing for
concentration.

Tip: Just like our own bodies, mushrooms absorb vitamin D from the sun. Before eating, leave your mushrooms out in the sunlight for a couple of hours between 10am and 3pm to obtain 100x more vitamin D from them!

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