At i-wellbeing we want to get the best out of time here on earth! We use stand-up desks to protect our posture, we kick-start the very early mornings with 75-vitamins from Athletic Greens. Four Sigmatic® is another one of these great health hacks helping you feel tuned-in and more productive at work.
Four Sigmatic® was not an overnight success. It’s a well-established product with a solid back-story from its Finnish founder who has a background in mushrooms.
In marketing terms, attention has focused on Instagram and more than a quarter of a million people are signed up for daily updates about mushroom coffee.
This intriguing drink, which includes focus-building Lion’s Mane and immune-supporting Chaga mushrooms, promises to help you ‘think’. It’s a favourite of bio-hackers and those into ‘nootropics’ (healthy, mind-bending drugs and supplements).
Chris Evans began talking about it on Virgin Radio and described the taste as rich and chocolatey. On-air, he said he was buzzing after drinking it.
Tried and tested
I first opted for the instant coffee sachets, which tasted just like instant coffee, but as I’m not a fan, I switched to the ground coffee, a taste I’ve become more accustomed to in recent years, and prefer. For both, I used frothy oat milk, which taste-wise seemed to work better than cow’s milk.
Did focus and brain power improve?
Yes. After one cup around 11 am, I was able to focus on concentrated work for hours.
Cost – was it worth it?
I paid £22.95 for the ground coffee from online retailer, Ocean’s Alive, and feel it was a good health investment. It’s also made me re-think my caffeine habits – quality not quantity.
Where to next?
Check out regular offers or set up a 30- or 60-day subscription by going direct to the foursigmatic.com website.