You are your story.

Our story is the foundation of who we are, and it's why we want to put you in control of your health and life. Because you’re a person, first.

"Brain health, like physical fitness, relies on the healthy decisions we make every day. It is both a lifestyle choice and a lifelong pursuit."

Brothers Chris and Joe Claussen’s journey into cognitive health and wellness began 25 years ago, as they witnessed their grandfather, a once sharp-minded entrepreneur, succumb to Alzheimer’s disease. Eventually, their father suffered from the same fate, and they discovered they were next, after genetic tests showed they had the strongest risk factor gene for Alzheimer's (ApoE4).

As their father’s health declined over the course of 10 years, they became determined to figure out what could be done to change the course for themselves and their families. They immersed themselves in finding answers, and discovered the brain-boosting power of lion’s mane mushrooms. 

Awaken your best mind

Chris and Joe shared a vision for creating a consumer brand that would harness the power of mushrooms to help people improve their brain health and cognition. They created First Person to introduce more people to the benefits of functional mushrooms, and to empower people to take control of their brain health today.