The more popular mushrooms that are a part of Four Sigmatic’s elixirs include cordyceps (energy booster, adrenal support), lion’s mane (traditionally sipped by Buddhist monks to help with focus during meditation), turkey tail (major gut digestive support, immune support), maitake (can help support digestion and keep the body’s blood sugar levels more stable), shiitake (integrative beauty and skin support, full body wellbeing).
When I first discovered Four Sigmatics, it was their coffee elixir with Lion’s Mane that completely sold me. After drinking a cup of Lion’s Mane, nothing could distract me! The flavor of the coffee, being dark roast, was like silk down my throat. I do like my coffee black, so with that being said the actual flavor of coffee with no other additives yet really is the tipping point. What I look for in coffee is ALWAYS the coffee bean’s test result, so when I saw that Four Sigmatic does this for EVERY batch I signed up for the mushroom membership right away. The fact that they test for mold, yeast, mycotoxins, heavy metals irradiation and pesticides is everything you should look for in coffee!!!! You can see their test results here on their website.
Two other powerful mushrooms and our intern Victoria’s favorites, include reishi and chaga. Reishi is a mushroom that hails from China, where it has long been renowned for its properties as an immune booster and to strengthen energy. It’s also a powerful adaptogen and grounding mushroom for sleep and calming. Chaga has historically been used in folk remedies in the Baltic countries, Russia, Poland, and China. This fungus contains antioxidants, as do other superfoods like blueberries, which can help to protect the body from the damaging effects of free radicals on cells. So let’s be honest, anything with antioxidants is a YES from me!
Four Sigmatic makes taking mushroom elixirs easy and tasty by offering a variety of blends that appeal to people in both the tea and coffee camps. And they’re pre-mixed and pre-packaged, so you can just add them to hot water and enjoy a delicious and nourishing hot beverage that has the extra benefits of mushrooms. Want to make your coffee a little #extra? Mushroom coffee with cordyceps and chaga will give you an extra perk in the morning. I know we have some golden milk lovers out there too, tell me to thank you after you try their golden milk latte with shiitake and turmeric. Want to cuddle up with hot chocolate on a rainy day? Enjoy their version with reishi for relaxation on a deep, cellular level. Need help with digestive support? Their matcha with maitake or chai with turkey tail and reishi can help to support gut health any time of the day, enjoy your morning or afternoon pick-me-up. They also make powerful blends like 10-mushroom tea powder, adaptogenic blend, and hydration blend. Which, I've tried all three and the adaptogenic blend is literally amazing for fruit smoothies, gives you a tart sensation if that’s what you fall for!
All of Four Sigmatic’s mushrooms are lovingly sourced from a small family farm in China, which is the country with the longest history in mushroom cultivation (since at least 60 AD!! #mindblown). Their other ingredients are also carefully sourced which again, is so important; their cacao is sourced from Peru, their coffee is fair-trade from Honduras, and all of their ingredients are organic. Some of their mushroom blends are combined with other adaptogens like astragalus, moringa, and turmeric, giving you a super-blast of herbal powers for your mind and body with each cup. Along with being superfood blends, they’re super tasty and very versatile!!