Sipping a hot cup of brew is one of life's pleasures. For some that's coffee, others have tea. But you and me? We have mushrooms to keep us happy. That's right: pull up your cup and have a soothing and earthy cup of mushroom elixir. Then call your day awesome thanks to Four Sigmatic. This Chaga mushroom beverage whips up in seconds with hot water, right in your favorite mug. Why Chaga? Immunity, reduced inflammation, and antioxidant activity galore is all for you in this one instant mix. Enjoy the earthy—not bitter—deliciousness and soothe the rest of your day. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Instant coffee is a go-to drink for lots of folks including myself when you just want something warm and savory without the perkiness of full caffeine. It's fast and simple. But factory-made instant coffee is still a bit of a cop-out when it comes to questionable ingredients. Now, you can have a warm soothing beverage and still keep your paleo-friendly street cred. It's called Mushroom Elixir.
Four Sigmatic is the company that has your back—and your brain. They start by finding the best sourced Chaga mushrooms with a strict attention to potential contaminants (molds and the like). Then they dual-extract all the good stuff: pulling out the water-soluble and fat-soluble components completely before air-drying the powder into instant perfection.
Now, about that Chaga mushroom. It brings some serious antioxidant capabilities along with vitamins out the wazoo. With a flavor so mellow it is kind of like coffee but still a wholly different beast. I really love the earthiness without any bitter flavors: it goes down smoothly and allows your headspace to get things done.
Just warm up some water, tear open the pouch and mix together into a perfectly balanced cup of nutrients and joy. You'll get none of the hyperactive caffeine as from typical coffee. No jitters, no acid tummy.
Why this mushroom elixir is so good for you
Quality mushrooms treated well to preserve their natural goodness. That's what this is all about.
Chaga contains numerous B vitamins, flavonoids, phenols, minerals, and enzymes. It is also one of the world’s densest sources of pantothenic acid, phenolic compounds and chromogenic complex. Chaga contains wild-source minerals and is particularly high in copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc, and iron. Yet, its most potent ingredient is a special substance known as superoxide dismutase (SOD), whose function is to halt oxidation, especially the toxicity of a free radical known as singlet oxygen. Chaga is consumed daily by some of the most long-lived populations in the world.
By highly alkaline-forming chaga mushroom extract to coffee, which simultaneously solves the acidity problem and results in a smoother taste. The powerful antioxidants, anti-viral effects, and immune-boosting properties of chaga mushrooms transform your cup of Joe from an energy-boosting treat to a health-enhancing choice!
This coffee contains wild-crafted chaga mushroom dual-extract. To ensure the best bioavailability, they perform both hot water and alcohol extraction on the mushrooms, and standardize the final product to contain at least 30 percent polysaccharides (more than 15 percent beta-glucans) and 2 percent triterpenes.
Also known as Siberian ginseng, Eleuthero works synergistically with chaga to enhance immunity and support vitality. Each packet contains 750 mg of naturally grown and concentrated Eleuthero root extract. Eleuthero just happens to be one of the most revered herbal adaptogens; in fact, it’s so powerful and effective that Soviet cosmonauts even take it to space!
Why you should enjoy the purity of mushroom elixirs:
Everyone knows how delicious and nutritious mushrooms of all kinds are for humans. First, they are fairly potent superfoods, with antioxidants out the wazoo. Four Sigmatic is also constantly running third-party lab testing to ensure minimal levels of mycotoxins. Rather than paying a premium price for organic certification (which gets passed along to customers), they source the highest quality and most potent products.
Why, indeed. You may not realize this but mushrooms make the world go round. They are in 40% of Western medicines (like penicillin!) and they have been researched in every possible way for thousands of years.
Because mushrooms are so integral to clinical practices, thousands of studies have been conducted and papers have been written testifying to their incredible healing properties—to date, 1,100 papers have been published on just one single type of mushroom, of which there are more than 10,000 known varieties in North America alone.
Interestingly, most people don’t consume these healthy types of mushrooms, so adding even small amounts could lead to significant health benefits. During the last couple of generations, mushrooms have suffered from quite a bit of stereotyping from "magical" jokes to the "snootiness" of portobellos or truffles. All this despite the fact that they are suitable to almost any diet, from Paleo to vegan.
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About Four Sigmatic, in their own words:
"Our Mushroom Mission began in the Nordic countries in 2012 and, with the help of our innovative products, we have expanded to more than twenty-five countries in less than four years. In 2014, we relocated our business headquarters to the U.S. Our products launched in the U.S. in January 2015, and it has been quite a journey since then. We’re still a small employee-owned startup … but good things come in small packages, and we truly believe our passion and hard work will help us continue to make a real difference in global health."
Four Sigmatic also gives back in major ways: check this out!
"We believe that our products can and will make a significant social contribution simply based on their day-to-day health benefits. But we also want to give back in another way: Whenever you buy any of our mushroom boxes, we will put a portion of the proceeds toward providing free mushroom kits for cancer patients. These Contribution Kits, as we like to call them, include more than $1,500 worth of mushrooms for patients. The current version of the Contribution Kit includes dual-extracted chaga, reishi, shiitake, maitake, and turkey tail mushrooms.
To distribute the kits we've partnered up with Boarding 4 Breast Cancer (B4BC), a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation focused on breast cancer prevention. Through two decades, B4BC has been educating people, raising funds, and giving back to local communities and research-based organizations. They organise rad events and do their best to help raise the awareness of cancer prevention, which is why we wanted to work with them."