While on Abbot Kinney Blvd. (the greatest street in Venice, CA) I stumbled across the “Shroom Room” by Four Sigmatic. Obviously I was intrigued, which lead to some in depth research and ultimately this post.
Four Sigmatic has taken four INCREDIBLE mushrooms and turned them into a powder you dissolve in hot water and drink drink drink.
There are four mushrooms that Four Sigmatic works with (get it? FOUR Sigmatic? lol)
And thanks to Mushroom Academy, developed by Four Sigmatic’s Founder Tero Isokauppila, I got the low down on all of them.
The four mushrooms are reishi, lion’s mane, chaga, and cordyceps. They all have different benefits for the body and they’re all definitely worth checking out.
Have trouble sleeping?? Reishi’s your new queen. Literally, Resihi is known as the queen of all mushrooms. In fact, it’s one of the most researched mushrooms in the world. Reishi is an adaptogen. It helps you adapt to stress, so it helps you calm down. It’s a grounding mushroom so it also helps you sleep better. Additionally it improves your liver function by detoxing and cleansing your liver.
This is my favorite of the four mushrooms. I think it actually tastes INSANELY good. Lion’s Mane is considered a “smart drug”. It increases cognitive function without the side affects that usually tag along with other drugs. In fact it actually helps to regenerate nerve growth factors. Plus, it’s also a great support for your immune system. Wouldn’t you love taking a smart drug that had permanent positive effects??
So while Reishi is the queen of mushrooms, Chaga is the king. According to the Mushroom Academy, Chaga has the highest amount of antioxidants than anything in the world. It’s rich in anti-viral and anti-inflammatory types of antioxidants. It has the highest source of melanin which is great support for our eyes, hair, skin, and nails. Chaga is basically a forcefield in a cup against pathogens we come into contact with daily. It’s also fantastic for out gut health.
You all know that I LOVE to find natural versions of products. Well, meet my new pre-workout. Cordyceps give an insane natural energy boost by increasing your ATP production. It’s the best way to reduce your coffee intake. They also work to improve your blood flow and respiratory function, causing you to preform stronger and longer in your workouts.
Obviously as an all natural product you may not experience an insane result right off the bat. It takes continuous use for your body to really reap the benefits.
I HIGHLY suggest you check these magical medicinal mushrooms out ASAP. I’ll leave some links below for you. :)
Let me know when they change your life forever!