Written by: Del Jolly
Del Jolly is an Advocate & Educator who is focused on shifting the cultural narrative on stigmatized plant and fungi medicine. Del worked as part of Decriminalize Denver, the historic psilocybin initiative that took place in May of 2019, and Charlotte’s Web CBD before co-founding Unlimited Sciences, a psychedelic research nonprofit partnered with the likes of Johns Hopkins University. Del Jolly believes functional mushrooms have just as much, if not more, potential than psychedelics and is committed to exploring and unearthing everything we can.
Functional mushrooms such as Lion’s Mane, Turkey Tail, Reishi and Cordyceps have been used for centuries for various health issues. Studies have been conducted on lion’s mane for brain health, and turkey tail for gut health. There are vast uses for functional mushrooms for health. Psilocybin containing mushrooms have been used since the beginning of time. Recently psilocybin has been granted breakthrough status by the FDA as a treatment for treatment resistant depression. This is the wave of the future when it comes to mental health and well being.
Teaming up with NFL quarterback, Jake Plummer, and UFC Hall of Famer, Rashad Evans, Umbo was created to introduce the power of functional mushrooms and natural health solutions to their community. Umbo provides functional mushroom bars that have 2500mg of functional mushrooms in them! These are bars you crave, not just tolerate. Umbo plans to launch a dairy-free option in August, so stay tuned! They also supply mushroom supplements in the form of capsules. MycoRise is their energy formulation utilizing the power of Cordyceps mushrooms, while MycoRest is their sleep formula leaning into Lions Mane and Reishi. These formulas also come in convenient travel packs that are easy to bring anywhere. All of these products are produced using 100% organic fruiting bodies of mushrooms. And Umbo is hyper local! Producing their bars and capsules in Longmont Colorado.
Learn more at getumbo.com.
Umbo hopes to defeat mycophobia, change perspectives on mushrooms, and contribute a portion of proceeds to responsible research into psychedelics. Del joins Mark on this episode of Late Night Health.
And the conversation continues with Del during this portion of the show. Following Del is a chat with Darrell Wayne.