Reviewing these products was a journey of discovery. I’m a health coach who constantly loves to study & learn about nutrition. That’s why I took their online course at Mushroom Academy, where I deepened my knowledge about medicinal mushrooms.
I want to thank Four Sigmatic for sending me some of their samples to review.
- What are medicinal mushrooms?
Mushrooms belong to the fungi kingdom, where you can find many types of mushrooms, the online course it explains that sometimes we use term mushroom incorrectly, but to keep it easy, I won’t get into details.
There are edible mushrooms such as Portobello, Porcini & White button mushrooms and there are medicinal mushrooms such as Reishi, Chaga & Cordyceps. There are also non-edible/toxic & hallucinogenic mushrooms but Four Sigmatic focuses on the medicinal ones, medicinal mushrooms have healing properties that are highly beneficial to us.
-What type of benefits?
They have many benefits, some of them you can feel them right away and others it takes a little bit longer.
A few of these benefits are:
🔅Heal immune system
🔅Supports gastrointestinal health
🔅Supports hormonal system
The products I've tried:
🔅Mushroom coffee: It tasted great, it had a light fruity aftertaste and the big highlight was that I had NO caffeine crash after drinking it.
This coffee is less acidic and has less caffeine but it leaves you with crazy amounts of energy.
Just to share an example, I had it at 7:15 am and by noon I had cooked: vegan cheese, bread, vegan sausages & steamed asparagus on a Saturday! Enough said.
🔅Hot cacao with Reishi: I had it on a rainy day and it was the perfect treat. With a light sweet taste, I could feel my stress was melting away. It was cozy and warm, the cinnamon just created a peaceful experience.My husband called it hot chocolate for adults.
🔅Hot cacao with Cordyceps: Wow just wow. I’m not a fan of anything spicy because I can’t really tolerate it, but this drink was eye opening.
It had a very mild spicy taste that left me super energized within minutes! Cordyceps are known to give an energy boost and this was exactly what I needed on a Sunday afternoon.
🔅The Elixirs: They all tasted like tea to me but my favorite was Lion’s Mane elixir. It had an earthy taste that made me feel grounded and as a mom of two that is a very much needed feeling.
This mushroom is known to be a brain booster superfood. The Cordyceps elixir can be used for energy booster while the Chaga elixir helps you strengthen your immune system.
I saved the most important, in my opinion, for last! The Reishi elixir, I think we live with high amounts of stress that can potentially harm our health and we need to find natural ways to prevent this.
One of them is the use of Reishi mushrooms that help us relax and sleep better.
I just bought a coffee maker! Four Sigmatic’s mushroom coffee is instant.
But seriously, I’m really impressed with this company.
Did you know that we share about 30-40% of our DNA with mushrooms? That is crazy! If you want to know more, I highly recommend to check out their Mushroom Academy, It’s online & free.
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