We are the distributors of Four Sigmatic Products in South Africa
There is always a latest and greatest fad when it comes to health — a new way of eating that will transform your body and well-being forever. Maybe you’ve experienced this yourself, dropping tons of dough on health products that don’t actually bring noticeable results?
Perhaps your cupboard is chock-full of capsules and powder that don’t live up to their marketing hype. The founders of Four Sigmatic certainly experienced this themselves, and it was this frustration and lack of truly educated information that led us to build this company.
Four Sigmatic was founded with the goal of cutting through all of the hype and helping people eat more of the world’s most scientifically studied superfoods, like mushrooms. We wanted to make these incredibly powerful foods taste better and be easier to use, so that they can be simply incorporated to upgrade your existing habits. In other words, no more fads, no more pills, and no more capsules.
Our name is a super geeky way of saying that our company represents only the fifty most researched foods. In science (and especially in the natural sciences) a large enough sample size will usually form a natural distribution. So, if, for example, you compare the nutrient density of all foods, you will see a bell curve form. If you take four standard deviation from the mean, you will have the four sigma foods. These foods are more nutrient dense than 99.9999 percent of all food options.
When Four Sigmatic was founded, the first goal was to find the smallest thing people could add to their current diet to produce the biggest positive impact on their health. For us, the answer was obvious: medicinal mushrooms.
We know, we know. Mushrooms aren’t the first thing most people think about when it comes to health. And they’re definitely not as sexy as many of the health plans out there today. Most people connect the word "mushroom" with either psychedelics or common culinary mushrooms like Portobello.
Here’s something we bet you didn’t know about mushrooms: they are among the world’s most studied superfoods.
In fact, mushrooms impact the world of Western health in a big way ... even though most people are completely unaware of how integral this super fungi is to our healthcare system. Get a load of this: About 40 percent of Western medicines today, including penicillin, utilize mushrooms.
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 severe food racism, despite the fact that they are suitable to almost any diet, from Paleo to vegan. Enough of the hating ... start ‘shrooming!
It’s time to go back to our roots. Indigenous cultures have been incorporating mushrooms into their diets in both solid and liquid form for thousands of years; it’s part of ancient survival wisdom in cultures across the world. Yup, mushrooms are the original superfood.