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Mar 27, 2017

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Everyone’s talking about Four Sigmatic; Time Magazine, Vogue, Forbes, even the New York Times. This super food company’s goal is to popularize medicinal mushrooms by incorporating them in popular products like coffee and hot coco. Basically, they’re nicely tricking us into eating what’s good for us already. Their products launched in the US market in 2015 and are now sold in more than 25 countries.

Today’s interview is with the founder Tero Isokauppila, president of Four Sigmatic. Tero grew up in a farm in Finland where he foraged for mushrooms and learned about natural foods from an early age and he later got a degree in chemistry and a certificate in plant based nutrition from Cornel University. He’s an authority on super foods and natural health and he was chosen as one of the world’s top 50 food activists by the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. So if you’re into food and bio hacking, definitely stay tuned. You’ll never look at mushrooms the same way again.

CLICK HERE for the full transcript 

In our conversation we discuss:

  • The products Four Sigmatic offers and what they do for people.
  • The unique properties of each type of mushroom used in Four Stigmatic’s products.
  • The origins of medicinal mushrooms and their ideal growing environments.
  • Why it is important to understand where your food comes from, even with mushrooms/fungi.
  • What mycotoxins and aflatoxins are and why mushroom companies need to be aware of them.
  • Mushroom allergies, and how you may not be allergic to these medicinal mushrooms.
  • How the way mushrooms are grown can affect how they impact your gut health.
  • Why it is not recommended to take medicinal mushrooms while on antibiotics.
  • What needs to be done in the industry to educate people on the benefits of medical mushrooms.
  • The possible benefits medicinal mushrooms have for treating cancer in patients.
  • The recommended dose for the average person or general cross-fitter.
  • Tero’s suggestion for what product to try first if you are just starting out with mushrooms.

“Medicinal mushrooms are extremophiles so they grow in extreme climates.” —  Tero Isokauppila [0:13:34.8]

“The promise of some compounds in mushrooms having antiviral and anti-tumor properties is very fascinating.” —  Tero Isokauppila  [0:35:24.0]

Guest Links: 

Check out the Four Sigmatic website, FourSigmatic.com
Connect with him on FacebookTwitter | Instagram | YouTube

Additional Links & Resources:

The Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
Mushroom Academy
Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Find My Shroom

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