Four Sigmatic - what are 'shrooms anyway?

Four Sigmatic - what are 'shrooms anyway?

What is up with Neha and her love for shrooms recently? I've been following the ketogenic lifestyle for the past 3 years and mushrooms are really helping me take my game to the next level. 
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WHY MUSHROOMS? WHAT EVEN ARE THESE THINGS?
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Guys - I didn't really believe it! It was only after I saw the insane amount of reviews on the Four Sigmatic website and learned about wild mushroom foraging (it's a thing - I swear), I decided to do some more research. Mushrooms are a superfood of ancient times!
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Give this Ted Talk by Paul Stamets on 6 ways mushrooms can save the world a chance! I started testing 'shrooms myself and slowly our friends and family got hooked and now.....MANY customer friends are as well! Check our #switchgrocery hashtag on instagram for 'shroom love.
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WHY are the helpful? They've helped me boost performance, productivity and relaxation in my lifestyle and are really easy to incorporate into my daily life. Each mushroom has a purpose! Whatever dietary lifestyle you follow (paleo, keto, vegan, whole foods), what I love about 'shrooms is that you can find benefits and ways to fit them in to your life!
 
If you are new to 'shrooms where do I start? 
If you are a coffee drinker and always on the go, start with Mushroom Coffees! There's 3 of them:
If you are craving a drink at night like I do (I find that nighttime snack cravings is HUGE for me and I struggle to wind down at night):
  • Try Four Sigmatic Hot Cacao with Reishi (to support wind down and to relax!)! This is one of our most popular mixes!
  • If you have a nighttime drink already, try adding Four Sigmatic Reishi Elixir to it or try it on its own! (See more about elixir below!) 
  • NEW in CANADA! See below under Ground Coffee options for a decaf option!
Both of these are my brother's favourite! I have to tell him to stop shopping so we can save our inventory for customer friends!
If you are a matcha drinker (I love my afternoon matcha) and you need a pick me up in the afternoons like me for some productive work:
If you are not a coffee drinker, but need an energy boost without caffeine, try the elixirs. ALSO, if you are getting SERIOUS about your 'shroom game, try the elixirs:
An elixir is the mushroom extract on its own WITHOUT coffee or hot cacao or matcha. We find that some of our customer friends prefer their own coffee and hot cacao mixes and want the option to add the mushrooms to their own foods.
If you tried the Mushroom coffee sachets and are now looking for a GROUND Coffee option, or if you prefer to move to that right away:

 

Gifts

  • These are really unique gifts for people because you can choose the Four Sigmatic 'shroom for them and write in your card why you chose it!

  

About Four Sigmatic products: 

click on this link for a printable information about Four Sigmatic products 

 

Lion's Mane 

  • WHY: Brain & 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.
  • HOW: Just add hot water and stir!
  • Lion’s Mane Elixir Recipe: 
    1 packet Lion’s Mane Elixir
    2 oz hot water
    4 oz almond milk
    1 tablespoon cashew butter
    Blend and enjoy!

Reishi

  • 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 stressful day.
  • HOW: Just add hot water and stir!
  • Reishi Elixir Recipe
    1 packet reishi
    4 oz hot water
    4 oz nut milk
    1 teaspoon coconut butter
    Splash of vanilla extract
    Mix and enjoy!

Chaga

  • WHY: 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
  • WHEN: Drink in the morning and during flu season to kick off your day right and to support immune functions.
  • HOW: Just add hot water and stir!
  • Chaga Elixir Recipe
    1 packet Chaga Elixir
    4 oz hot water
    4 oz nut milk
    1 tablespoon honey
    Mix and enjoy!

Cordyceps

  • 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 while before sports or while being active to support energy.
  • HOW: Just add hot water and stir!
  • Mushroom Coffee with Cordyceps Recipe
    1 packet Mushroom Coffee with Cordyceps
    2 oz hot water (mix)
    4 oz cold water
    Ice cubes
    Sweeten to your liking, mix and enjoy! 
If I was a 'shroom....
I'd be a Cordyceps mushroom bunch! Not only are Cordyceps a little oddball & different in appearance but they are known to help you with sustained energy. I am that little energizer bunny!! Cordyceps and Chaga is my go to Four Sigmatic shroom! What 'shroom are you?
Update: Four Sigmatic just posted a quiz to find out which mushroom are you!
Where do 'shroomers hang out....
There's an underground Four Sigmatic Facebook group, yes I'm serious! Link: 'Shroom Club

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