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on April 21, 2017
Reviews are lumped together for various four sigmstic products, NOT all for the product they are listed under. Not helpful if attempting to differentiate which does what, or for which they are describing taste characteristics. Amazon, sorting reviews by product would really help customers select more successfully, and might increase your sales.
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on December 21, 2016
I've been looking for something to help with focus and endurance, and this works wonders, I heard of this from Tim Ferris' podcast and immediately went to try some for myself.
A bit about myself I'm anti coffee (never drank it, never will), so I didn't get the Lion's Mane and Chaga Coffee Mixture that many others have gotten, instead I purchased the Lion's Mane Mushroom Elixir
I've tried dried lion's mane from my local grocery store and lion's mane pills before, but this is something different it blows the other products out the water.
The dosage of lion's mane in each packet its well worth it, each packet contains 1.5g (1500mg) of lions mane, more than I would expect which is great, more bang for the buck.
Some people are complaining about the taste, although it is not a pleasant taste, it doesn't take away from the effects that it produces, I think the taste (bland and earthy) adds to the wakefulness and alertness that the concoction produces.
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on October 7, 2017
A friend mailed me three packets of Lion's Mane with the directions to "drink in coffee every morning for three days," then get back to him with how I felt.

DAY 1: I felt an extra jolt, something I couldn't quite put my finger on. My attention and focus seemed better, memory recall etc. It kind of felt like my brain was in the Matrix, I was able to catch anything that flew by me. It was amazing. I figured it was the placebo effect though.

DAY 2: I didn't feel quite the same intensity of results, but felt good.

DAY 3: I didn't feel quite anywhere near what I felt on day 1 and day 2, but I did notice that my mood had been consistently good for those three days, my mental energy was consistent from morning to night, and I was able to recall names, places, and facts without hesitation -- rarity for me. I ordered a box of my own.

DAY 4: No Lion's Mane, no withdrawals, no feelings of grogginess, just felt completely normal.

DAY 5: Still felt normal.

DAY 6: Normal still.

DAY 7: Got my box of Lion's Mane in the mail, gave some to my friends and asked them to tell me how they felt after 3 days of consistent use.

Everybody loved the initial rush of Day 1, all said they felt focusing was better. Some have been asking me to give them more since then lol. Tastes like the back of a stamp with earthy tones, and somebody said it definitely has a mushroom flavor. It really inspired me to find natural mental boosters, so grabbed some Ginkgo Biloba tea at the local Asian grocery and now make a morning elixir with the Ginkgo and Lion's Mane. I much prefer drinking it in a tea, rather than my coffee (I love the taste of coffee as it's own elixir).

The friend who sent me packets that started this whole thing uses Lion's Mane every day. He says he doesn't notice the effects anymore, but says that overall he feels great -- but he's a healthful dude overall.

Who really knows?

5 Stars though.
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on July 27, 2017
I often feel like my brain is in spiderwebs and it's frustrating. When my brother told me about this product he heard of, I was skeptical but figured it was worth trying. I'm glad I did. The elixir made me feel more clear and more confident in my ability to use my brain well. I felt like I could 1. recall words faster without being tongue tied, and 2. had more energy and focus to get things done as opposed to putting off tasks. I've questioned whether or not it's a placebo effect but even if it is, it's worth it. After several days of taking this I didn't feel the effects as much. I wondered if stopping and starting again would change that. So, after the package supply ran out and due to (what I think is) the high cost, I tried another company's lower cost product in pill form and was disappointed. After two weeks of not taking this elixir but taking the pills, I started the elixir again today and immediately felt the same positive effects.

During my first try with the elixir, I couldn't stand the taste and had to chug it without smelling it. I told myself it was for the greater good but it was not enjoyable. Although it is sweetened with stevia, it still grossed me out. This time, however, I don't love it but it's more tolerable - maybe because I know that I feel better. In my experience it's best to drink it with a small cup of hot water - like a tea- rather than adding honey or other beverages to it. Doing that seems to only worsen the taste of the beverage you like as opposed to improving the earthy taste of the elixir.

Last, and totally not relevant to the effects of the elixir: I like the design on the packaging and I LOVE the way the individual packets feel. They're soft and make me feel like I'm going to consume something fancy.
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on October 19, 2016
The reishi mushroom is incredible. I came into this a little skeptical. I am not a huge fan of mushrooms but love the ideas of ayurveda. The tea is super bitter (even with honey), but it is totally worth it. It relaxed my muscles and helped give me one of the best nights of sleep I have had in a long time.
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on February 3, 2018
Drinking Four Sigmatic Chaga Mushroom Elixir has changed my life for the better. My allergies were much more manageable this allergy season without the use of otc drugs. I receive complements on my skin daily and my energy levels have improved.
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on January 17, 2018
The Cordyceps Mushroom Elixir has helped me to cut down the excessive amounts of caffeine I was consuming and I don't even feel like I am missing energy. I have switched between too much coffee, too much matcha, too much yerba mate, or balancing caffeine pills/ L-Theanine with my tea/coffee- none of those have given me the consistent alertness I was really looking for. I can still enjoy my coffee and tea, but I no longer feel like my daily life force depends on my next cup of joe!
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on February 6, 2018
Tried it and you’d think, “how can this taste good”? Honestly, I really like mushrooms and love savory so this fits me to the “tea”.

This is a powder and not in tea bags—- so just be aware when opening so you don’t spill it. I prefer this to be drank hot.

Definitely helped me feel snoozy and have considered buying valerian drops to put in this to help further induce the sleep aid.
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on March 18, 2018
This reishi is conveniently packaged in individual serving packets and tastes good. But it’s expensive and includes stevia and other fillers (peppermint, anise, etc.).

What I’ve noticed is that all the Four Sigmatic individual mushroom packets contain stevia and other powders along with the mushroom powder. This might not be a problem for some people, but I prefer the pure form more.

The pricing is also pretty crazy. It’s closing in on $1.50 per serving, when you can get the same quality reishi from other companies for $0.18 per serving (pure reishi).

I know Four Sigmatic likes to throw around words like “wild crafted” and whatever else, but understand those terms as marketing. There’s nothing special about their mushrooms that other companies don’t offer, too (lab testing, non-GMO, certified organic, specific extraction techniques).

Bottomline:
If you like the flavor, don’t mind the extra ingredients, like the convenience of single packets, and can afford the cost, the Four Sigmatic reishi packets are totally fine.

If you just want pure reishi at a more reasonable cost, and you’re willing to teaspoon out the reishi yourself, then look elsewhere for similar quality reishi.
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on September 14, 2017
I tried this product after reading about how the mushroom elixir is good for many health issues. It is also supposed to be good for weight loss. I am happy to share that I have lost an average of 1 to 2 pounds every 4 to 7 days after the first week of daily use. I put the contents of the package into my morning protein shake. There is not really any noticeable change in the taste. The only change I have noticed is the increased weight loss in pounds per week.
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