Bre Jenkins of Going Inwrd has worked in the health and wellness industry for over nine years. She is currently a freelance writer for several wellness and psychedelics focused platforms and offers Psychedelic Integration Support for her clients. On Wednesday, May 13, she will be teaching: Preparation and Integration: A Guide to Psilocybin Mushrooms on The Alchemist’s Kitchen’s virtual learning center. Sign up here!
When did you first start taking functional mushrooms?
Hmm… I started about five years ago. I had come across an article about Chaga’s ability to decalcify the pineal gland and became interested in mushrooms from there. I first started using Chaga through Four Sigmatic and fell in love with their brand and quality products. I actually began working for them for a while. Chaga is still my favorite functional mushroom.
If you could recommend one mushroom during this specific time, what would it be?
Ironically, Chaga! Haha. A vast amount of functional mushrooms are great for immunity but Chaga works especially well due to its high level of antioxidants. I remember hearing Chaga is more antioxidant than 5 lbs of blueberries! It also contains the highest forms of alkaline minerals. I honestly base my views of Chaga mainly on my personal experience with it. There have been days where I start to feel a little sick then I’ll take some Chaga and be fine the next day or even a few hours later!
Do you see any parallels between meditation and support through mushrooms? All mushrooms can apply, even the magical ones.
Definitely. I am an advocate for both meditation and mushrooms for similar reasons. Personally, microdosing psilocybin mushrooms one day of the week is similar to me meditating every day. The following days after I microdose, I’ve noticed I become more efficient in my work, clear-minded, motivated, active, etc. I get these same results throughout the day after a meditation in the morning.
Where do you see the future of mushrooms?
This isn’t the first time there’s been a peaked interest in psilocybin mushrooms. However, with the recent decriminalization in some states along with the continued research and advocacy of its therapeutic benefits, the future seems promising.
What are you most hopeful for in the wellness world?
There’s a lot I’m hopeful for because there is still a lot of work that still needs to be done in the wellness field. Authenticity and inclusivity is the first thing that comes to mind. I have to say, that’s something I love about The Alchemist’s Kitchen, the inclusivity. The AK utilizes their platform to give a voice to those who may not typically be heard otherwise. I’d like to see more companies following in those footsteps.
Sign up for Bre’s class here!