Founder's Story

Our founder, Chris Brown, has personally reaped the benefits of medicinal mushrooms for years and wanted to share these powerful Superfoods with you. 

Get to know Chris and the origins of Stay Wyld:

I have competed and participated in "high risk" sports and led what some may call a pretty WYLD life. Over the course of the last 35 years or so, I have suffered several concussions. While I haven’t always felt their effects, the last two left me feeling disconnected, confused and lost. It was a challenging time where I was questioning whether or not I would be able to have normal cognitive function again. 

I always realized mushrooms had medicinal properties but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I started taking advantage of their healing and nutritional powers. A close friend recommended I try Lion's Mane so I immediately purchased some. Over the next few weeks, I started feeling much more clear and my memory was coming back. In fact, I was able to remember things that had been lost for years. I haven't stopped taking Lion's Mane since that moment and I feel more clarity than ever. I was finally able to focus and get back to accomplishing my goals. 

It was at this moment that I realized the amazing healing abilities of Lion's Mane and I started researching other medicinal mushrooms. I concluded that I wanted to take Turkey Tail, Reishi, Cordyceps and Chaga as well so I began adding about a teaspoon of each of those 5 to my morning smoothie. It's been about a year and a half now and I feel better than ever! 

"I can honestly say that mushrooms have changed my life."

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 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 travelled to Oregon and attended mycology school to learn how to set up my own mushroom farm. We now grow some of our mushrooms in BC and plan to expand in the future. 

We created Stay Wyld Organics for a few reasons. We wanted to provide you with the best and most bioavailable mushrooms. Our mushrooms are all grown and harvested in North America in clean environments with excellent air and water quality, certified organic by the most respected organic certifier, and steamed for maximum bioavailability. 

In today's world, we simply cannot get enough nutrients from the food that is commercially produced. Supplements have an important role in achieving homeostasis in our bodies and medicinal mushrooms are very powerful supplements that are packed with antioxidants and many other health promoting components!

The health of the planet is also very important to us so we committed to being a ZERO PLASTIC packaging company, the first and only in the medicinal mushroom world. This includes "bio-plastics" which can only decompose in very specific conditions. Unfortunately, most of it still ends up in landfills and our oceans. We all know that single use -plastic is one of the greatest threats to life on Earth and is absolutely not sustainable. We hope that other companies will follow suit, not just in our community but beyond.

Finally, we want to do our part in helping people 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)