My first introduction to the medicinal properties and health benefits of mushrooms was through Ultraman and plant-based athlete Rich Roll. He'd add cordyceps to his morning smoothie and as a result, he'd recover faster and breeze through his ridiculous double-day workouts. And then there was Tim Ferriss, who swore by Four Sigmatic's Mushroom Coffee with chaga and lion's mane to increase alertness, productivity, and focus. He stood by this coffee so much that he'd offer a cup to all of his podcast guests prior to recording.
So I HAD to try it for myself.
And I loved it.
Mushrooms are one of the world's most well-studied superfoods, and there are many reasons why you should also try them:
CHAGA - ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES:
Chaga mushroom can help support immune functions. It is called the king of mushrooms. You'll
find growing naturally in the wild and it has antioxidant properties.
LION'S MANE - BRAIN & NERVOUS SYSTEM
Lion's Mane is an all-natural cognitive enhancer. It has been shown to support memory and
REISHI - STRESS & SLEEP
If you have occasional stress and difficulty sleeping, Reishi mushroom can help you relax and
get a good night sleep.
CORDYCEPS - 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.
Plus, mushrooms don’t just benefit our bodies’ internal environment. They can also improve the
health of the ecosystems on which our very survival relies.
Four Sigmatic's coffee is less acidic than regular coffee, extremely high quality, jitter-free, boosts your brain and productivity, and energy and performance. If you're avoiding caffeine, they also have caffeine-free versions of their elixirs, which are also delicious and offer similar benefits to their mushroom coffee.