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Adaptogens & Nootropics
What are Adaptogens and what are they good for?

Adaptogens are a class of herbs and mushrooms that are believed to help the body adapt to and cope with stress. They are thought to work by normalizing the body's physiological functions and promoting balance. Some popular adaptogens include Ashwagandha, Lions mane, Tongkat Ali and ginseng. They are commonly used to improve mental and physical endurance, reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood and cognitive function, and promote overall well-being.

What are Nootropics and what are they good for?

Nootropics are substances that people take with the intent of enhancing their cognitive functions, such as wanting to think more clearly, have a better memory, be more focused, or improve their creativity, etc. Think of them as "brain-boosters" or "brain power”.

Example: If you've ever drunk coffee and felt that you can focus better or feel more alert, you have technically used a form of nootropic. Caffeine, found in coffee, is actually one of the most well-known nootropic substances. However, there are many other nootropics, both natural and synthetic, that are reported to have various benefits and effects on the brain. Lion’s mane, Omega-3, Shilajit, and L-Theanine are other examples of nootropics.

What is Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs used in Ayurveda. In Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha is considered as "Rasayana" - a rejuvenator - which promotes health, longevity and well-being. It's commonly known to have the ability to alleviate anxiety, stress and fatigue. 

The herb is thought to have multiple benefits including:

  1. Reducing Stress and Anxiety: Ashwagandha is most commonly used for its purported stress-reducing effects. Some studies suggest that it may reduce cortisol levels, the stress hormone, in the body.

  2. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: The herb has been said to possess anti-inflammatory benefits which may be beneficial in conditions like arthritis.

  3. Improving Cognitive Function: Some research has indicated that ashwagandha might improve brain function, including memory.

  4. Boosting Immune System: The herb is also believed to enhance immune function, though more research is needed to confirm this.

  5. Enhancing Athletic Performance: Some users take ashwagandha for improving endurance and energy levels, though the scientific evidence to support this is limited.

  6. Regulating Blood Sugar: Preliminary studies suggest ashwagandha might help to regulate blood sugar levels, which is beneficial for those with diabetes.

What is Shilajit?
Shilajit is a thick, exuding, blackish brown-coloured substance found in the high mountain ranges of Asia. Shilajit is a mineral pitch that naturally emits from Himalayan rocks between 1000 to 5000 meters above sea level. It consists of humus and partially degraded plant matter. More than 85 minerals have been discovered in Shilajit, among them humic and fulvic acids.

Shilajit has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic and Central Asian medicine for its purported health benefits, including boosting energy, improving focus, and fighting off physical and mental fatigue.

Our Shilajit is blessed with potent adaptogenic and aphrodisiac properties.
What is Lion's mane?
Lion's Mane is a type of edible mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) that has been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine. It resembles a clump of white, cascading spines and is said to look somewhat like a lion's mane. The mushroom is reputed to have various health benefits, most notably for cognitive function and mental health. Some preliminary studies suggest that it may support brain health by promoting nerve growth factor (NGF) and could potentially improve focus, memory, and even offer mood-boosting effects. 
What is Tongkat Ali?

Tongkat Ali, also known as Eurycoma longifolia or Longjack, is a flowering plant native to Southeast Asia. The roots of the plant are commonly used as a traditional remedy in various countries, including Malaysia and Indonesia. Tongkat Ali is often taken as a supplement in the form of a powder, capsule, or extract.

It is most commonly touted for its potential benefits related to men's health, including boosting testosterone levels and improving sexual function. It has also been claimed to enhance physical performance, reduce fatigue, and improve mood.

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