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Mental health has always been important and a crucial factor in healthy living. However, it does not always receive the attention that it deserves when we think of health and well-being. 

It is natural to focus on maintaining or improving the natural function of our fundamental systems such as immune, digestive, and cardiovascular health, however, mental health must be recognized and supported too. Through paying heed to our mental health, we become happier and more balanced in our daily lives and long term. 

 

 

 

 

Supporting Mental Health

Many of us are stressed and overwhelmed by daily life and yet we continually miss or ignore the signs and symptoms of declining mental health. These may include changes in behavior due to stress, poor mental cognition, memory loss, feeling out of control, or lack of clarity. Often, poor mental health can eat away at any down-time we do have and cause issues with sleep and with maintaining relationships and sticking to work schedules and deadlines. 

Sometimes, it can all get a bit too much. This is OK! The first step to improving your mental health begins with recognizing that it needs attention. At the end of the day, if you don’t feel well in your mental and emotional world, things will frequently seem “off” or like a constant struggle in your physical world. 

We are not designed to live half-lives. And this is how you may feel if your mental health is not taken care of. Full lives, no matter how busy they are, should mean that you respect your mental health as much as your physical well-being. In this way, you can work to achieve or restore balance, both inside and outside. 

Imbalances can also cause or set into motion allergies and other chronic issues within the body, Chris Brown, founder of Stay Wyld Organics found support and relief from his symptoms from an unlikely source! 

“I can honestly say that mushrooms have changed my life. I feel amazing, I have more energy, I don't get sick anymore, and I feel more connected to the body and my health in general. Growing up I would get very sick a few times a year and I suffered from severe allergies. I haven't been sick once since I started eating these "magic" mushrooms and I don't have allergies anymore. After reaping the personal benefits, I wanted to find a way to share them with you. I was intrigued and I wanted to learn how to grow them myself so I traveled to Oregon and attended mycology school to learn how to set up my mushroom farm. We now grow some of our mushrooms in BC and plan to expand in the future”- Chris Brown, Stay Wyld Organics



Mushrooms as Medicine

Mushrooms have been used as medicine for mental and physical well-being for many years. Some of the more common medicinal mushrooms include Reishi, Cordycepys, and Turkey Tail, Chaga, and Lion’s Mane. 

They have been utilized as immune-boosting foods and also as a food that can help support your mental health through improving clarity and cognition- they offer a brain boost!  Alongside these benefits, they are also attributed to other potential health benefits such as anti-oxidant support, improving the function of the nervous system, and improving energy levels. 

Stay Wyld Organics is a medicinal mushroom company based in Pemberton, British Columbia. Founded in early 2019 with a relatively simple mission: 

“We want to Stay Wyld and healthy, and give you the tools to do the same! For us, Staying Wyld is a state of mind fueled by the extensive benefits of medicinal mushroom power”

Stay Wyld Organics is the brainchild of Chris Brown and two of his friends. They all actively embrace health and wellness with Brown being the inspiration behind the company. 

Brown, a lifelong competitor and participant in “high risk” sports, was first introduced to Lion’s Mane powder as a treatment to help with compounding concussion issues.  

Upon taking Lion’s Mane, he started feeling much clearer and his memory began to return. He was able to remember things that had been lost for years and he noticed that his clarity had improved. Seeing the effects of the Lion’s Mane led him to start trying other medicinal mushrooms, attend mycology school, and eventually build the Stay Wyld Organics mushroom farm!  

Stay Wyld Organics was created so that the health benefits of these “magic” mushrooms could be shared with the world.

“For countless reasons, we chose to exclusively offer organic full spectrum mushrooms grown in North America. Full-spectrum mushrooms are the full life-cycle of the mushrooms from mycelial growth to the reproductive organs known as the fruiting bodies. Producing full-spectrum mushrooms allows us to pass on all of the medicinal components of the mushroom life cycle inclusive of the mycelium and the fruiting bodies. Growing all our products in North America allows us to control the environmental conditions and produce toxin-free mushrooms”- Stay Wyld Organics

 

The Preparation Process 

Another very important step that Stay Wyld Organics take in preparing their mushroom products relates to the heat steaming process. 

Their mushrooms are steam treated to increase bioavailability. The immune-supporting polysaccharides (Beta-Glucans) in medicinal mushrooms are found inside of the cellular walls. 

However, the cell walls of the mushrooms and mushroom mycelium are made from an indigestible fiber called "chitin”. Introducing heat is the only clinically supported method for breaking these polysaccharides out of the indigestible cell walls. The result is a ready-to-use bioavailable mushroom powder.

Two of Stay Wyld Organics' most popular medicinal mushrooms are Lion’s Mane and Chaga. Both are native to BC, Canada where Stay Wyld is located and each has some of their unique benefits. Alongside their most popular products, Stay Wyld’s new Daily Immunity Mushroom Blend and Immunity Boost products were developed specifically to provide even greater health support. 
 


 

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder

Resembling a large, white lion’s mane, this mushroom packs some king-sized benefits. Whether you want to improve your mood, memory, motivation, creativity, or achieve some mental clarity in a world overcrowded by stressed-out people and open browser tabs! Research has shown that Lion’s Mane is a natural nootropic that can help you find focus. 

Because Lion’s Mane has also been shown to stimulate nerve growth factor (NGF)—a vital component in the battle against age-associated mental decline—you’re not just optimizing for today. With reported benefits ranging between brain support and support of your “second brain” (your gut), Lion’s Mane helps you stay wyld and sharp.

 




 

Additional Benefits:

  • Cognitive Function Boost

  • Natural Nootropic

  • Memory, Motivation, and Creativity Enhancement

  • Brain Health Promotion

  • Mental Decline Support

  • Mood Regulation

  • Gut Health Aid

  • Inflammation Control

  • Antioxidants Source

 

Chaga Mushroom Powder

It’s no wonder Chaga has long been revered as the King of Mushrooms. This birch-dwelling mushroom holds one of the highest antioxidant values of any food on the planet! This makes Chaga a true force against free radicals that works hard to protect you at the cellular level.

Chaga is yet another powerful fungus that has been studied in cancer research. Chaga may slow the growth of some cancers while providing a boost to the immune system. Many swear by its anti-aging properties, as well as its ability to reduce stress, lower cholesterol, and fight inflammation. For overall wellness, let Chaga help you stay wyld and healthy.
 




 

Additional Benefits:

  • Antioxidant-Dense Superfood

  • Immune System Boost

  • Cellular Protection

  • Calming Adaptogen

  • Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Management

  • Inflammation Control

  • Healthy Skin, Hair, and Nail Support
     

“Stay Wyld! It’s a lifestyle that we should all live. Exercise your body and mind, eat healthy foods full of nutrients, eat your mushrooms, be kind and keep your spirit WYLD” - Chris Brown (Founder)

“The health of the planet is very important to us so we have committed to being a ZERO PLASTIC packaging company, the first and only in the medicinal mushroom world. We use infinitely recyclable glass bottles and metal lids which can be placed in most curbside recycling bins. We all know that single-use plastic is one of the greatest threats to life on Earth and is not sustainable. We hope that other companies will follow suit, not just in our community but beyond”- Stay Wyld Organics 

 

 

* In partnership with our friends at Stay Wyld Organics   Photo courtesy of Stay Wyld Organics  &  by Jan Vašek

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